Forensic Services Division

With lab facilities in Nashville, Memphis, and Knoxville, TBI’s dedicated Forensic Scientists possess a wide array of analytical skills. These highly-trained employees reconstruct crime scenes, identify and compare physical and biological evidence, and link offenders with their victims.  In some cases, the TBI has even been able to exonerate those who were falsely accused. The TBI’s Forensic Services Division processes evidence for every law enforcement agency and medical examiner in the state. Because of the broad range of requirements they must possess, all TBI Forensic Scientists are commissioned by the Director as Special Agents, have earned a minimum of a baccalaureate degree in chemistry or a closely related scientific field, and have completed extensive training related to forensic science and crime scene investigation.