New York Troopers - History
Preserving the Past for Those Who Follow




Authorized in 1935, the NYS Police Laboratory was officially opened on May 21, 1936 located at 128-130 Church Street, Schenectedy, NY. Dr. Bradley H. Kirschberg was appointed Director, a position he held until his death in 1941 . In 1943, the Laboratory was moved to 545 Broadway, Albany, NY. and in 1953, re-located to 8 Nolan Road, Albany, NY.The Lab was moved to the current State Campus location in April 1964.

Dr. Bradley Kirschberg

William Kirwan
Wells Staeckel  


On April 1,1953 - The Laboratory (above) was moved to 8 Nolan Road, Albany, NY

John McCarthy - Chemist at the lab on Nolan Rd. about 1955 - ID made by Wagner Merlin
  1964 - D.N. Hardy
  1964 - Charles Rankin