Scientific Services Branch

The Scientific Services Branch is comprised of the Biology Section, Chemistry Section, Pattern Evidence Section, and Trace Evidence Section and is managed by the Deputy Director.

Biology Section:

The Biology Section is made up of the Casework, Database, and Technical Units.

Chemistry Section:

The Chemistry Section is made up of the Toxicology and CDS Units. CDS is divided into 3 Labs one at the Pikesville Laboratory, one in Berlin at the MDSP barrack, and one in Hagerstown at the MDSP barrack.

Pattern Evidence Section:

The Pattern Evidence Section is made up of the Latent Prints/Impressions Unit and the Firearms/Toomarks Unit.

Trace Evidence Section:

The Trace Evidence Section is made up of the Trace Evidence Unit and the Questioned Documents Unit.