An unnamed Crime Lab employee processes a wrecked car. This photo was undated, but we believe it was probably taken sometime in the 1970s. Unnamed Crime Lab employees process a safe that had been broken into. We aren't able to pin a definitive date on this photo. Forensic scientists working in the DPS Crime Lab. We believe this photo is probably from the 1950s. The DPS Crime Laboratory Service had humble beginnings. This photo, taken in the late 1930s, shows the lab located at Camp Mabry in west Austin.