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ESR has expertise in virtually every aspect of forensic science. Our scientists undertake drug analysis and intelligence, toxicology, and human biology in forensic laboratories accredited to international standards.
Our crime scene investigators work with NZ Police and international law enforcement on physical evidence analysis, blood pattern analysis, clandestine laboratories and DNA profiling.
Through our research and development, we apply the latest technology to our work including 3D visualisations and artificial intelligence, as well as latest advancements in genomics to help solve our client's problems.
Find out more about the work we do through the links below, or get in touch with our Forensic team via:firstname.lastname@example.org. For those interested in a career in forensics, read our information on 'becoming a forensic scientist'.
Drug and alcohol testing
ESR's laboratories provide the NZ Police, Customs, other organisations, and individuals with extensive drug and alcohol analytical services.Read more
After 60 years of DNA discovery, DNA profiling continues to revolutionise forensic science and the investigation of crime worldwide.Read more
Forensic training and consultancy
ESR provides training for forensic scientists, Police scene-of-crime officers, Police investigators and other law enforcement agencies in New Zealand and around the world.Read more
ESR researchers, as well as our staff involved in forensic casework, undertake a number of forensic research and development projects.Read more
Forensic scene investigations
ESR forensic scientists are specialists in examining crime scenes and are called on 24 hours a day, seven days a week to attend crime scenes and detect and gather evidence.Read more