Contact Us

Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Division of Scientific Services

278 Colony Street
Meriden, Connecticut 06451
203 639-6400 Information
203 639-6485 Fax

Contact Persons:

Guy M. Vallaro, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Scientific Services
Guy.Vallaro@ct.gov

Michael Rickenbach, Ph.D.
Deputy Director
Chemical Analysis Section
Michael.Rickenbach@ct.gov

Lucinda Lopes-Phelan, M.S.
Deputy Director
Identification Section
Lucinda.Lopes-Phelan@ct.gov 

Cheryl Carreiro, M.S.
Assistant Director of Forensic Biology and DNA
Cheryl.Carreiro@ct.gov

Jane Ridley
Quality Assurance Manager
Jane.Ridley@ct.gov

Case Management
CT.ForensicLab@ct.gov
203-427-4098

 

Driving Directions:

From Hartford area and other points north:

  • Take 91 South
  • Get off at exit 18 - Route 691 west
  • Once you are on 691 west, take exit 6 - Lewis Ave.
  • As you come off the ramp the Meriden Square Mall is on your left.
  • At the stoplight off this exit, go straight across the intersection and travel about 100 feet and take a sharp right.  (If you continue straight you will end up at Midstate Hospital)
  • Follow this road up to the top of the hill and look for a modern building on the right hand side with a green colored roof.  This is the Forensic Science Laboratory. 
  • Park in the large parking lot and go straight into the double doors where there will be a receptionist.

From New Haven and other points south:

  • Take 91 North
  • Take exit 17 (toward Berlin Tpk/CT-66/I-691)
  • Merge onto Route 691 W via exit 68W toward Meriden/Waterbury
  • Once you are on 691 west, take exit 6 - Lewis Ave.
  • As you come off the ramp the Meriden Square Mall is on your left.
  • At the stoplight off this exit, go straight across the intersection and travel about 100 feet and take a sharp right.  (If you continue straight you will end up at Midstate Hospital)
  • Follow this road up to the top of the hill and look for a modern building on the right hand side with a green colored roof.  This is the Forensic Science Laboratory. 
  • Park in the large parking lot and go straight into the double doors where there will be a receptionist.

From Berlin Turnpike:

  • On Berlin Turnpike heading South towards Meriden, look for stoplight right after the Silver Lake restaurant (on right). 
  • Take this right onto North Colony Road, follow for 2.8 miles.  Look for 2 stone pillars with 278 Colony St., 294 Colony St.  
  • Take a right and follow the driveway all the way to the top of the hill, on left side is a green colored roof.
  • This is the Forensic Science Laboratory. 
  • Park in the large parking lot and go straight into the double doors where there will be a receptionist.