The Law Enforcement Support Division (LESD) is comprised of three main bureaus to include the Crime Lab, Crime Records and Public Safety Communications. 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 thirteen 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.
Public Safety Communications
The Public Safety Communications Service provides communication services to Department personnel and disseminates emergency information to the Citizens of Texas. It supports the communications and technical assistance needs of first responders throughout the State of Texas and provides leadership in the planning and implementation of voice, data, and video interoperability. The Service is comprised of four sections: Communications (Field Operations), Field Support, Special Projects and Wireless Communications.