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Forensic Science Division

Forensic Science Division

[ Criminalistics and Quality Management Group | Drugs, Toxicology and Documents Group ]
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Responsibilities

The Forensic Science Division provides a comprehensive forensic scientific service to the Criminal Justice System in Hong Kong. In meeting that commitment the service seeks to be impartial, accurate and efficient, complementing a wide range of specialist analytical tasks with informed scientific opinion on the significance of the results obtained.

It is the primary obligation of the Division to provide services to Government Departments concerned with law and order without fiscal restraint at individual case level but subvented organisations, such as the Hospital Authority, provide an overall annual payment which accrues to General Treasury revenue, to cover use of the Division's analytical services.

Besides performing laboratory analyses on articles submitted for examination by these departments, the Division also provides a round-the-clock crime scene examination service, which aims to lend expert assistance to the identification and retrieval of relevant scientific evidence materials for examination. The myriad of scenes requiring attendance ranges from the relatively simple burglaries, to serious ones in homicides, rapes, etc. There are also officers specially trained for more specialised investigations, such as the causes of fires, re-constructing traffic accidents, interpreting bloodstain patterns where blood is shed and investigating suspected illicit drug manufacturing/cultivation activities.


Organization

The Division comprises two Groups of sections viz. the Criminalistics and Quality Management Group (seven sections) and the Drugs, Toxicology and Documents Group (five sections).


Criminalistics and Quality Management Group

The Criminalistics and Quality Management Group comprises seven operational sections as follows:

Key Personnel

The Group is headed by a Chief Chemist.

Chief Chemist: Mr. Bobbie K K Cheung
(Tel. No. 2762-3794 E-mail: kkcheung@govtlab.gov.hk)

Section Senior Chemist
(E-mail address)
Tel. No.
Biochemical Sciences
A Section
Dr. W M Tam, Senior Chemist
(wmtam@govtlab.gov.hk)
2762-3783
Biochemical Sciences
B Section
Ms. Christina Li, Senior Chemist
(cli@govtlab.gov.hk)
2762-3770
Chemical Sciences Section Dr. Billy K O Leung, Senior Chemist
(kobleung@govtlab.gov.hk)
2762-3759
DNA Database Section Dr. Anna Chan, Senior Chemist
(annachan@govtlab.gov.hk)
2242-6757
Parentage Testing Section Dr. Anna Chan, Senior Chemist
(annachan@govtlab.gov.hk)
2242-6757
Physical Sciences Section Dr. Jack Y K Cheng, Senior Chemist
(jcheng@govtlab.gov.hk)
2762-3738
Scene of Crime and
Quality Management Section
Mr. Y M Cheung, Senior Chemist
(ymcheung@govtlab.gov.hk)
2762-3768

 


Drugs, Toxicology and Documents Group

The Drugs, Toxicology and Documents Group comprises five sections:

Key Personnel

The Group is headed by a Chief Chemist.

Chief Chemist: Dr. K Y To
(Tel. No. 2762-3809 E-mail: kyto@govtlab.gov.hk)

Section Senior Chemist
(E-mail address)
Tel. No.
Controlled Drugs
A Section
Dr. W C Cheng, Senior Chemist
(wccheng@govtlab.gov.hk)
2762-3804
Controlled Drugs
B Section
Dr. K M Lai, Senior Chemist
(kmlai@govtlab.gov.hk)
2762-3808
Forensic Toxicology
A Section
Dr. K L Dao, Senior Chemist
(kldao@govtlab.gov.hk)
2762-3819
Forensic Toxicology
B Section
Dr. W M Lee, Senior Chemist
(wmlee@govtlab.gov.hk)
2762-3827
Questioned Documents Section Dr. C K Li, Senior Chemist
(ckli@govtlab.gov.hk)
2745-9529