ATF's National Laboratory Program

ATFs National Laboratory Program consists of Forensic Science Labs in Walnut Creek, California, and Atlanta, and a National Laboratory Center in Beltsville, Maryland.  ATF’s forensic labs examine evidence related to explosives, fire and firearms.

ATF's National Laboratory Program

  • ATF Forensic Science Lab, Walnut Creek, California
  • ATF National Laboratory Center, Beltsville, Maryland
  • ATF Forensic Science Lab, Atlanta, Georgia
  • ATF's forensic labs examine evidence related to explosives, fire and firearms.
  • ATF's fire research lab reconstructs and tests arson and fire scenarios.

In Fiscal Year 2014, ATF Labs:

  • Processed 2,200 forensic cases.
  • Worked 160 days at crime scenes.
  • Provided 671 days of training for federal, state and local investigators and examiners.
  • Provided 83 days of expert testimony in the courts.
  • Processed 118 fire research cases.

Published by ATF on December 22, 2015

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    Last Reviewed September 22, 2016