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Forensic Science at ESR


ESR is the sole forensic science provider to the New Zealand Police and manager of the DNA Profile Databank. 


ESR undertakes independent and impartial forensic case work and investigation, assisting the New Zealand justice system in:


ESR's forensic scientists are able to draw on a worldwide network of expertise, including providers of forensic science services in UK, Europe, USA and Australia.

Our forensic laboratories are accredited by ASCLD/LAB (the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board).

In addition to New Zealand Police, ESR undertakes forensic analysis for defence lawyers, private individuals, international law enforcement agencies and companies. 

Please click here for more information, and contact us to discuss whether ESR can assist you.



Contact Information
Trace DNA swab

 Forensic Science
ESR Kenepuru Science Centre
PO Box 50 348
Porirua 5240
New Zealand

Tel: +64 4 914 0633
Fax: +64 4 914 0640

Email: Forensic