Forensic Science Week


September 17 – 23, 2023

In recognition of the important role that proper forensic science plays in the investigation of crimes throughout the nation, from exonerating the innocent to identifying the guilty, the listed organizations would like to recognize the scientific and technical professionals that serve our communities in this vital role.


 Therefore, we recognize September 17-23, 2023 as the
Eleventh Annual National Forensic Science Week.

Forensic Science Week Activities

During Forensic Science Week, we encourage the following activities:

Forensic Providers

  • Recognize the contribution of forensic scientists at your laboratory
  • Organize community events to encourage a better understanding of forensic science
  • Provide tours to local, state, and federal policy makers
  • Work with your agency’s PIO to invite local media to cover Forensic Science Week events

Public Policy Makers

  • Recognize the contribution of your local laboratory to the community through citations or resolutions
  • Formally declare the week “Forensic Science Week” by proclamation
  • Issue a press release recognizing the work your crime lab does in the community
  • Visit your local crime laboratory to gain an understanding of their capabilities and needs

Media / Local Citizens

  • Attend community events sponsored by local crime laboratories
  • Take tours of local crime laboratories
  • Media Members: Do local news stories highlighting work of the lab in the community
  • Ask local laboratories about their fiscal and legislative needs

Latest News

Keep up with the latest events from around the country during Forensic Science Week 2023.

Forensic Science:
Serving Justice, Serving Communities

Planning Guide

The Forensic Science Week Planning Guide can be used as a catalyst for your own celebration of Forensic Science Week