City of Philadelphia, Police Forensic Science Center

The Forensic Science Center for the Philadelphia Police Department is a state-of-the-art forensics laboratory. The Forensics Science Center handles all crime-scene evidence for the City of Philadelphia, with the exception of evidence from homicides and includes a firearms unit; a crime-scene unit for gathering evidence; chemistry laboratories for drug analysis; and criminalistics and DNA laboratories for hair, fiber, and blood analysis.

The center operates on a full 24/7 basis and the facility needs to be kept operational at all times. Due to the age and constant use, and to provide greater operational redundancy, several systems required design modifications and subsequent upgrades performed by Devine Brothers.

Devine Brothers, in the course of several contracts, performed the following work:

  • Furnished 1-200 ton chiller
  • Furnish 2-200 ton cooling towers
  • Integrate new chiller and cooling towers operation in existing building automation system
  • Replaced ductwork in forensics chemical laboratory including fume hood dampers and controls
  • Recertified fume hoods after completion of work

Philadelphia Police Forensic Science Center


  • City of Philadelphia, Police Forensic Science Center
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Contract Value: $906,000
  • Duration:


  • Proven track record working with integrated laboratory environments
  • Proven track record of on time / on budget projects with this Owner
  • Proven experience with turnkey integrated systems and controls
  • Proven ability to work with high expectation Owners and Designers