Division of Law Enforcement Services

Madison Crime Laboratory


Madison Lab


Sara Thomas
Sara Thomas
Madison Laboratory Manager:
4626 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 266-2031
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The Madison Crime Laboratory was one of the first state-level laboratory in the nation. The laboratory is located on the near west side of Madison.


Areas of analysis:

  • AFIS
  • Controlled Substances
  • DNA
  • DNA Databank
  • Crime Scene Response
  • Fingerprint Identification
  • Footwear/Tire
  • Forensic Imaging
  • Toxicology


Detailed information about areas of analysis


Laboratory Manager Bio:

Sara Thomas was appointed as the Laboratory Manager of the Madison Crime Laboratory in November of 2014.


She began her career with the Madison Crime Laboratory in March of 2011 as a Forensic Scientist Supervisor. Since her appointment she has supervised several units within the lab: Controlled Substances, Toxicology, Trace Evidence, Firearms/Toolmarks, and Forensic Imaging. In addition to her appointment as Supervisor, she also maintained the position of Laboratory Quality Manager for the Madison Laboratory.


Sara holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and a Master’s degree in Bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.