The Law Enforcement Support Division (LESD) is comprised of two main bureaus to include the Crime Lab and Crime Records. LESD supports law enforcement agencies and citizens of Texas by providing them accurate, timely and responsive services that include biometric identification, access to criminal justice and emergency information, as well as technical assistance for LESD programs.
The Crime Laboratory Service assists law enforcement agencies by analyzing evidence from criminal cases, reporting findings, and testifying to those findings in criminal trials. Some assistance is also provided in collection of evidence from crime scenes. The Crime Lab is comprised of fifteen labs throughout the state of Texas.
The Crime Records Service operates and maintains statewide information systems that provide vital criminal justice information to authorized criminal and non-criminal justice users in the performance of their duties at the time it is needed and in usable format.