Author Archives: Leeds

First Trace-Z & Discovery-Z Comparison Microscopes Installed in U.S. Forensic Labs






Leeds is pleased to announce the recent installation of the first Trace-Z Comparison Microscope, a trace evidence comparison microscope designed by Leeds and built with Zeiss optics, at the Arkansas State Crime Lab. Additionally, Leeds first Discovery-Z Comparison Microscope has been … Continue reading

Posted in Discovery-Z, Firearms & Tool Marks, Trace-Z | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Summary of 2018 Federal Funding Proposed for Law Enforcement






Last week PoliceOne released a summary of federal funding proposed in 2018 for law enforcement agencies.  To read the article, please click on Grants for Law Enforcement. We encourage our blog readers to review these opportunities as several of our customers … Continue reading

Posted in Forensic Education, Forensic Lab Tips, Grant/Funding Opportunities | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Leeds Announces Forensic Science Scholarships at University of Central Oklahoma






Leeds Forensic Systems is pleased to announce our support of the University of Central Oklahoma Forensic Science Institute by offering two scholarships.  The University of Central Oklahoma has been a customer of Leeds since 2009. The Leeds Forensic Systems, Inc. Scholarship … Continue reading

Posted in Firearms & Tool Marks, Forensic Education, Scholarships | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

How to Upgrade your Existing Leeds Firearms Comparison Microscope






Since the sale of Leeds first comparison microscope in 1999, our sales and service teams have been dedicated to providing exceptional customer service to our growing number of forensic customers. To meet the needs of our customers, Leeds offers various … Continue reading

Posted in Firearms & Tool Marks, LCF, LCF3 | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Leeds’ CEO Attends 29th Annual Candlelight Vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial 5/13/17






On May 13, 2017, Leeds’ CEO, John Crouch, and nine other family members, attended the 29th Annual Candlelight Vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. at which his great-grandfather, Thomas Nicholson was inducted into the Memorial.  Thomas … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Axioscope & Trace-Z for Drug Chemistry Applications






With the growing surge of new designer drugs appearing in crime scene evidence analyzed in forensic laboratories, forensic drug chemists are working overtime to identify these evolving drugs in addition to their research of narcotics and stimulant drugs which are … Continue reading

Posted in Axioscope, Drug Chemistry, Forensic Education, Trace-Z | Leave a comment

Leeds Announces Vice President of Sales






Leeds is delighted to announce that Kevin Boulay has returned to Leeds as its Vice President of Sales.  Kevin brings to Leeds, and to its customers, extensive experience designing and selling forensic imaging systems.  Kevin’s commitment to his customers and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

FY2017 Forensic Science Grant Funding Opportunities






As we welcome in 2017, the field of forensic science turns towards the opening of FY2017 forensic science grant funding opportunities.  The National Institute of Justice hosted a WebEx last week covering four grant funding opportunities available to publicly funded … Continue reading

Posted in Evofinder, Forensic Education, Forensic Lab Tips, Grant/Funding Opportunities, LSV2, Trace-Z, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Introducing the Evofinder Automated Ballistics Identification system






The Evofinder® Automated Ballistics Identification system (BIS), produced by ScannBi Technology, is a scanning device that captures 2D & 3D digital images of bullets and cartridge cases to store in a database for the purpose of comparison and matching. Main … Continue reading

Posted in Evofinder, Firearms & Tool Marks | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Same Gun, Different Scene: The Process of Matching Firearms Evidence Samples through the Use of Automated Ballistic Identification Systems






Forensic laboratories are always trying to find faster ways to process evidence in the efforts to battle crime, including the examination and comparison of bullets and cartridge cases for support of police investigation and criminal prosecution. With the development of … Continue reading

Posted in Evofinder, Firearms & Tool Marks, Forensic Education, LCF3 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment