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Division of Forensic Toxicology


Provide the Department of Defense with broad capabilities in forensic toxicology analyses as subject matter experts, identify the latest drug use trends, and develop state of the art testing methods to detect and deter drug use enabling military warfighter readiness.


To be global leaders in the field of Forensic Toxicology.

Post-Mortem and Human Performance Laboratory

The Division of Forensic Toxicology Post-Mortem & Human Performance Laboratory is the DOD’s primary forensic laboratory for performing full spectrum toxicological analysis for:

  • Fatal and Non-fatal Class A, B, and C military aircraft, ground, and ship (sea) mishaps
  • Autopsies performed within federal jurisdictions
  • Biological specimens from military criminal investigative organizations
  • Blood alcohol and drug tests in DWI / DUI and Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault investigations
  • Fitness-for-duty inquiries and selected forensic cases of national interest

Department of Defense Drug Demand Reduction Program Support

DOD Quality Assurance Laboratory

The Quality Assurance laboratory provides quality oversight for the DOD DDRP through certification, proficiency testing, and inspections.

Special Forensic Toxicology Drug Testing Laboratory

The Special Forensic Toxicology Drug Testing Laboratory provides the DOD DDRP with specialized forensic analysis for emerging drugs of abuse and conducts surveillance for emerging trends in drug usage.

Military Working Dog Program

The Military Working Dog Program is part of the DoD Counter-Narcotics program, designed to detect illegal drugs. The MWD Analytical Laboratory manufactures, distributes, and destroys controlled substance training aids for DOD MWD Units on military bases worldwide. The distribution of these TAs ensures detection of illegal drug possession and trafficking through military bases and leads to innumerable drug detector dog finds on military installations.

Last Updated: May 02, 2024
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