The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Lab provides investigators and deputies with the tools that are required to identify, document, collect, and process physical evidence in a timely and efficient manner. The facility makes the agency self-sufficient and less reliant on other facilities to process our physical evidence, which increases our productivity and quality control.

Investigator Responsibilities

Forensic Investigators have the resources to be proficient in all disciplines of crime scene investigations and evidence processing, including but not limited to:

  • Forensics Team Examining SamplesBloodstain pattern analysis
  • Chemical enhancement
  • Forensic photography
  • Latent print examination and identification
  • Marijuana analysis
  • Tire track and footwear examination and identification
  • Trace evidence collection

Evidence Room Custodians

The evidence room custodian accepts, packages, and properly maintains the pieces of evidence collected by the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office. All preservation and handling standards are met to not compromise the integrity of the evidence. The evidence room custodian assists the forensic investigators by processing, analyzing, and transporting evidence to external agencies when additional analysis is required.