NMDPS Forensic Laboratories Bureau

DPS Forensic Division

Headquarters Forensic Laboratory ALI-101-T
PO Box 1628, Santa Fe, NM 87504-1628
Tel. (505) 827-9136
Fax (505) 827-3318

Las Cruces Forensic Laboratory ALI-038-T
PO Box 2336, Las Cruces, NM 88047-2336
Tel. (575) 541-7580
Fax (575) 541-7594

Hobbs Forensic Laboratory ALI-366-T
PO Box 2567, Hobbs, NM 88241-2567
Tel. (575) 391-1840
Fax (575) 391-1899


Welcome to New Mexico Department of Public Safety Forensic Laboratories Bureau. We remain confident that the information contained herein will serve as a useful resource for the criminal justice community throughout the state of New Mexico and will also serve as an educational tool for the public, by assisting in furthering the understanding of the role the Forensic Laboratories Bureau serves in criminal investigations.

Our Mission

The New Mexico Department of Public Safety (DPS) Forensic Laboratory Bureau endeavors to be the preferred and most trusted forensic science provider for all criminal justice agencies and citizens within New Mexico.


The NMDPS Forensic Laboratories are located in Santa Fe at the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Complex, the Las Cruces High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HITDA) Complex, and Hobbs, New Mexico.

Law enforcement agencies may submit evidence to any corresponding laboratory based upon regional location and/or the method of forensic analysis requested for any of the forensic disciplines currently offered.

Santa Fe

  • Administration / Attorney Liaison
  • Evidencing
  • DNA / Serology
  • Controlled Substance Analysis
  • Latent Prints
    • Footwear & Tire Track Impressions
  • Firearm
    • Toolmark Analysis
    • Serial Number Restoration

Las Cruces

  • Evidencing
  • Controlled Substance Analysis
    • Methamphetamine Purity Analysis


  • Evidencing
  • Controlled Substance Analysis
  • Firearms

Additional Services & Training

The NMDPS Forensic Laboratory Bureau frequently provides expert testimony in State and Federal Courts, and offers applicable training to various law enforcement agencies, attorneys, and other interest groups on a variety of topics related to laboratory operations and forensic analysis. To request training, contact the Forensic Laboratory Training Coordinator.

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