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Bureau of Forensic Services

How to Request Photographic or Video Evidence


BFS Public Records

Over the years, the Bureau has experienced an increase in the number of "public records requests” it receives. Because records of analyses, photographs and digital images are used in criminal and civil litigation, it is often necessary to prepare reproductions, prints, and enlargements for attorneys and investigators. We respond to these requests using multiple media including compact discs (or DVDs) to contain the requested reproduction photographs, digital images, or case files. From July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017, the Bureau processed 139 public records requests.

For public records requests made by private attorneys and investigators, the cost of processing must be paid by check to the Florida Department of Financial Services. Please contact Pam Kenon at the laboratory should you have any questions.

Note: If you have requested a staff member to be an expert witness at a court proceeding, please take a moment to fill out our Testimony Evaluation form. We use your feedback to help us improve our skills for future legal proceedings.