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Metro Nashville Police Crime Laboratory

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department’s Crime Laboratory is a 47,000-square-foot facility located directly above the Madison Police Precinct at 400 Myatt Drive in Madison, TN. Construction of the MNPD Crime Laboratory was completed in 2014 which established Nashville's first full-service crime lab.

On March 30, 2015 the laboratory was awarded accreditation by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB), and has been successfully re-accredited at each subsequent review cycle. Accreditation in the field of forensics is granted only after thorough reviews of the laboratory's management system, technical procedures and practices that demonstrate the laboratory meets or exceeds the requirements set forth in ISO/IEC17025, FBI's Quality Assurance Standards, and supplemental requirements. In the most recent accreditation cycle conducted by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) in 2018, the MNPD Crime Lab continued to demonstrate conformance with similar accreditation requirements.

The MNPD Crime Lab provides services in five primary disciplines and is staffed by 56 persons including scientists, technicians, administrative personnel, and evidence receiving staff.

Interim Crime Lab Director, Julia Hooper

400 Myatt Drive
Suite 200
Madison, TN 37115
615-880-1200

For information on educational group tours, please email CrimeLab@nashville.gov.