Department of Laboratories and Research
10 Dana Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
|The mission of the Department
of Laboratories and Research is to fulfill the medicolegal, criminalistic, public health
and environmental needs and requirements of Westchester County through laboratory analyses
and death investigation and by conducting professional research in these areas.
Among the governmental organizations within the counties and New York State, Westchester's Department of Laboratories and Research remains unusual. This is so in that the department represents a fusion between the Medical Examiner Office and the associated laboratory functions of Toxicological and Forensic Science Services with the County's Public Health Laboratories.
This arrangement groups nearly all county laboratories under single administrative control concentrating laboratory expertise and sophisticated instrumentation to the good of all sections, thus permitting interchange of scientific knowledge, technology and data. This arrangement works favorably toward the department's goal which is fulfillment of the medicolegal and public health needs and requirements of Westchester County through service and developmental research.