Monroe County Public Safety Laboratory

Monroe County Public Safety Laboratory

Monroe County Public Safety Laboratory-North West perspective

Monroe County Public Safety Laboratory


Monroe County is located in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, where the Genesee River meets the south shore of Lake Ontario. Monroe County has a population of over 735,000 residents. The County is comprised of 19 towns, 10 villages and the City of Rochester, the third largest city in New York State.

The Monroe County Public Safety Laboratory (Crime Lab) is a national and regional crime laboratory serving law enforcement Agencies throughout Monroe County (County) and seven surrounding counties (Seneca, Wayne, Genesee, Livingston, Wyoming, Ontario and Yates).  The mission of the Crime Lab is to provide high quality scientific analysis of forensic evidence for law enforcement and public safety agencies.  The Crime Lab also supports federal prosecution in the Monroe County area.

The Crime Lab is accredited by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors – Laboratory Accreditation Board, and currently provides forensic services in the areas of biology (including DNA), trace analysis and fire debris, controlled substances and firearms. This new State-of-the-Art facility will serve Monroe County and the surrounding regions for years to come.

DeWolff Partnership Architects was retained to design the 45,000 sq. ft. laboratory with McClaren, Wilson and Lawrie, Inc., LaBella Associates and M/E Engineers. Project was completed in 2010.

DeWolff Architects Rochester New York: Designers for Law Enforcement,
Justice and Forensics.