Mission Statement

Mission Statement

The Lehigh County Coroner's Office and Forensics Center

Mission Statement - July 2014

The Lehigh County Coroner's Office and Forensics Center delivers services to the Citizens of and those who die within the County of Lehigh, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Lehigh County Coroner's Office is an independent investigative agency staffed by highly trained personnel whose function is to investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding a death over which the Coroner has jurisdiction and to determine the Cause and Manner of Death.

Investigative services performed include: forensic death investigations, forensic post mortem examinations, forensic photography, forensic fingerprinting, forensic entomology, forensic anthropology, forensic temperature analysis, forensic child and infant death analysis, forensics bloodstain pattern analysis, forensic odontology and forensic ophthalmology.

Death scene investigations include: natural deaths, accidents, suicides, homicides as well as deaths due to neglect, abuse, terrorism, fire/arson, industrial accidents and mass disasters.

The investigations and rulings of The Lehigh County Coroner's Office and Forensics Center concerning criminal acts or criminal neglect or those that affect public health and safety are the foundation for follow-up actions other investigative agencies.