The Morgue Department is responsible for assisting the Forensic Pathologists in postmortem examinations, forensic processing, evidence collection, postmortem radiology, and facilitating communication between law enforcement, funeral directors, and families. The postmortem examination is of vital importance in helping the pathologists determine cause and manner of death. Careful examination of the decedent is performed, and
samples for toxicological and microscopic analysis are obtained. The department is staffed 7 days a week, with six (6) full-time technicians, and one (1) working supervisor.
The Morgue Department is under the direct supervision of the Deputy Chief of Morgue Operations and is staffed with Morgue Technicians and Morgue Attendants. The technicians transfer remains, evidence, valuables, and histology specimens as needed, and prepare and participate in autopsies. These staff members interact with funeral home staff and law enforcement personnel on a daily basis.