Criminalistics Laboratory

Who We Are

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office Criminalistics Laboratory seeks to be a leading provider of forensic services through the professionalism of our scientists, the quality of our results, and our commitment to the community we serve.

Crime lab building at sunset

Located within the southwest quadrant of the Kansas City metropolitan area, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Criminalistics Laboratory (JCSOCL) provides forensic services to all law enforcement and fire agencies within Kansas’ most populous county as well as federal and other local agencies in the region.

Our 62,500 square foot, state-of-the-art laboratory houses a staff of over fifty highly trained scientists and forensic professionals that utilize cutting-edge instrumentation and technologies to produce valid, reliable, and reproducible forensic results.

We strive to be a leader in the forensic community through promotion of a culture of quality and continuous improvement. The laboratory has been continuously accredited since 1999 and is proud to be an Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC) Registry Implementer.

At the JCSOCL, serving others is in our DNA. A robust outreach program allows our staff to give back to the community in which we work and live by sharing our knowledge and talents with county/city government and police department citizen academies, community organizations, as well high school and college public safety, forensic, legal, and STEM/STEAM academies and programs.

Our Mission

The mission of the JCSOCL is to aid in criminal investigations through timely, unbiased, high quality forensic services performed by highly trained experts using state-of the art instrumentation and scientific techniques.

Our Vision

Success through Partnership - Excellence through Professionalism - Truth through Science


Agencies Served

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office Criminalistics Laboratory serves all law enforcement and fire agencies within Johnson County and other agencies within the area to include:

  • Blue Valley Schools PD
  • BNSF Railway Police
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
  • Consolidated Fire District #2
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Fairway PD
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Fire District #1
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Gardner PD
  • Johnson County Community College PD
  • Johnson County DA’s Office
  • Johnson County Medical Examiner’s Office
  • Johnson County Park Police
  • Johnson County Sheriff’s Office
  • Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
  • Kansas Highway Patrol
  • Lake Quivira PD
  • Leawood Fire Department
  • Leawood PD
  • Lenexa Fire Department
  • Lenexa PD
  • Merriam Fire Department
  • Merriam PD
  • Mission PD
  • Olathe Fire Department
  • Olathe PD
  • Overland Park Fire Department
  • Overland Park PD
  • Prairie Village PD
  • Roeland Park PD
  • Shawnee Fire Department
  • Shawnee Mission School District PD
  • Shawnee PD
  • Spring Hill PD
  • US Secret Service
  • Westwood PD

Our Values


We are impartial advocates for the truth through science.


We desire to develop and foster a caring and supportive workplace.


We believe that every person is intrinsic to the success of this organization.


We believe that our unity is our strength.


We are accountable in everything we do: our decisions, actions, and outcomes.


We believe doing the right thing is the only way.

Contact the Crime Lab


11890 S Sunset Drive
Olathe, KS 66061

Phone: (913) 826-3209

Fax: (913) 826-3286

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