Government of Jamaica
Institute of Forensic Science and Legal Medicine
In 2014, the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) and the Legal Medicine Unit (LMU) was merged to form the Institute for Forensic Science and Legal Medicine. The merging of both entities was approved by cabinet. The FSL has the responsibility of conducting forensic examinations and analyses on all physical evidence submitted by the police and other agencies while the LMU functions as the Department of Pathology. The institute operates as an independent investigative institute under the Ministry of National Security. The Institute is headed by Dr. Judith Mowatt.