MSHP Crime Lab Division

Sexual Assault Kit Testing

Sexual Assault Kit Testing

Latest Numbers

Sexual assault kits received by the crime lab awaiting testing
Month Year Kits
As of October 1 2021 1903
The total number of sexual assault kits awaiting testing includes 1000 kits that are being tested by a private lab.

Sexual Assault Kits Tested
Month Year Kits
September 2021 114

Commitment

The Missouri State Highway Patrol tests all kits it receives from Missouri law enforcement agencies at no cost to the submitting agency.


Prioritization

Patrol labs prioritize the testing of sexual assault kits (and sexual assault cases that do not include a kit) from the time the evidence is initially received at the lab. A case of a potential serial rapist would be considered among the highest priorities. In addition, cases can be expedited at the request of the submitting agency as circumstances warrant.


Patrol Capabilities Online Training Capabilities

Three of the Patrol's eight crime labs are capable of testing sexual assault cases (Jefferson City, Springfield and Cape Girardeau). All figures reported here are for the entire lab system.

Online Training Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zauy3ZmOx8A

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Patrol's the only crime lab in Missouri that tests sexual assault kits?

No, crime labs operated by the St. Charles Police Department, Kansas City Police Department, St. Louis County Police Department and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department also test sexual assault kits.
For More FAQ's click here.

Page revised: 10/05/2021

Staff

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  • Director
  • Brian K. Hoey

  • Assistant Directors
  • Debra Oliveras
  • Stacey Bolinger

  • Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM