Forensic Science Grant Funding Opportunities

With over 20 years of manufacturing and sales of comparison microscopes to forensic laboratories in hundreds of labs in the United States, a common topic we discuss with customers is grant funding opportunities available to help in purchasing their equipment.  The following list is a starting point of funding opportunities most commonly used to purchase […]

The Evofinder® Expert Workstation (EWS) Licensing Updates: Now more accessible than ever!

Leeds is pleased to announce that with new upcoming changes to the Evofinder software, the Evofinder access will be more versatile than ever before! Floating EWS Licenses Future versions of the Evofinder software will have the option for customers to purchase floating licenses in addition to fixed licenses which are associated with specified computers.  The floating license provides users the ability to install Evofinder software on multiple computers, allowing as many simultaneous users on the system as there are licenses owned. Remote EWS Licenses For […]

Leeds’ Evofinder COVID-19 Emergency Response

Effective immediately, Leeds is offering, as part of our COVID-19 response, free Evofinder software licenses to existing customers for 120 days. Gun crime doesn’t stop for COVID-19. You shouldn’t have to either. To assist labs faced with ways to work from home, Leeds is offering Evofinder users 120-day licenses of the Evofinder software, at no […]

UCO Forensic Science Institute Announces 2020 Leeds’ Scholarship Recipients

University of Central Oklahoma, Forensic Science Institute recently announced the 2020 Leeds’ sponsored Forensic scholarship recipients. Aiden Gauna – “It is an honor and a privilege for me to accept the LEEDS Scholarship. I enjoy studying firearms and toolmarks and will utilize my training as a Special Agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This […]

1122 Program Helps Assist with Forensic Equipment Purchases

  The 1122 Program, owned and managed by the Department of Defense, allows states and units of local government access to GSA schedule contracts to purchase equipment to support counter-drug, homeland security, and emergency response activities including forensics. Products such as Leeds LCF3 comparison microscope, or Leeds LSV2 imaging system may qualify for purchases using […]

Debbie Smith Act Grant Program Helps to Reduce DNA Backlog

On December 30, 2019, President Trump signed the Debbie Smith Act to help eliminate rape kit backlog.  If your forensic lab or research facility works with DNA, consider this potential funding source to assist with DNA backlog reduction. The Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Grant Program provides funding to support public crime laboratories’ work to build capacity and process DNA […]

Leeds Announces the Sale of its 750th Comparison Microscope

Background Vector Design by Vecteezy Leeds Forensic Systems, Inc., a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of forensic comparison microscopes and forensic imaging systems, announces that it has sold over 750 forensic systems. Leeds forensic products include firearms and tool marks comparison microscopes, including the Discovery, Discovery-Z, LCF3, LCF-Toolmarks, LCF2, and trace evidence […]

UCO Forensic Science Institute Announces 2019 Leeds’ Scholarship Recipients

University of Central Oklahoma, Forensic Science Institute recently announced the 2019 Leeds’ sponsored Forensic scholarship recipients. Dakota Farris is a senior studying to become a firearm and tool mark examiner.  He responded with the following letter: I wanted to thank you for giving me the opportunity to continue to reach for my goal of being a […]

New NIJ Funding Solicitation May be Used To Purchase Evofinder® System

U.S. Department of Justice recently announced a new NIJ funding opportunity for research in forensics (New Solicitation: Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2019).  The solicitation is specifically for research in forensics, which the Evofinder® Automated Ballistic Identification system might be able to assist with answering questions and improving forensic science. Please keep in mind […]