The Department of Forensic Medicine assists the Danish judicial system with autopsies and crime scene examinations, as well as personal examinations of victims of violence, sexual assault, child abuse and torture. The department works closely with centres for victims of sexual abuse and the Centre for Abused Children.

In addition, it carries out chemical analyses of blood and tissue samples for the content of narcotics, drugs and toxins. These analyses are carried out in connection with traffic patrols conducted by the police, as well as toxicological assessments of deaths.

Finally, the department carries out analyses of confiscated materials such as powders, tablets, liquids and plant material, for the content of narcotics, medicines and doping substances.

The department collaborates closely with the police districts in East Jutland, South-East Jutland, North Jutland as well as Central and Western Jutland.