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    Within one year of announcing the creation of the nation’s first DNA Gun Crimes Unit, OCME fulfills promise of testing evidence in 30 days or less.

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    The six graduates from the class of 2022-2023 join the ranks of board-certified forensic pathologists working on the frontlines of public health and safety.

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    Seasoned crisis manager honored with “Nobel Prize for New York City Public Servants”

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    The lab identifies genetic changes to explain sudden deaths and connect surviving family members to life-saving care.

Governor Hochul and Mayor Adams announced the SPARC Kips Bay project.
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    State-of-the-art facility is part of the SPARC Kips Bay project announced by Governor Hochul and Mayor Adams.


Office of Chief Medical Examiner

The New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) conducts independent investigations using advanced forensic science in the service of families, communities and the criminal justice system. Our work provides answers for those affected by sudden and traumatic loss, and helps protect public health.