The BFS Central Valley Laboratory provides a wide range of forensic services and court testimony to over 80 law enforcement agencies in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Calaveras, and Merced counties.

Phone number: 
(209) 599-1400
Location(s): 
DOJ BFS Central Valley Crime Lab
(209)599-1400
Fax: (209)599-1240
1306 Hughes Lane
Ripon , CA  95366
County: 
San Joaquin County
Ongoing needs and special projects: 

Job shadowing including observation of forensic casework, reagent preparation, cleaning of laboratory glassware, front office clerical duties, other miscellaneous projects. 

Special information about this site: 

Student interns are subject to an extensive background check. Applicants with a criminal record or recent history drug and/ or alcohol abuse cannot be considered.

Training and orientation information: 

Brief on the job orientation.

Identification about risks associated with this site: 

Although the laboratory is a secure facility, the student may encounter moderate risk activities while observing casework in areas such as the firearms discipline. The student may also be handling dangerous chemicals while preparing reagents in other sections of the laboratory. 

Special requirements: 
 
 
 
Population served: 
Minimum hours: 
31-40
Operating hours: 
Available times are marked in dark blue.
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