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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Leeds Introduces New HDR CMOS5 Camera with Custom Spot 5.5 Software






Leeds is pleased to announce the new  CMOS5 Camera with exclusive Spot 5.5 HDR software available only to Leeds customers. Illuminating bullets and cartridge cases under a microscope presents a challenge due to their cylindrical shape. When illuminated from above, … Continue reading

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UCO Announces Second Recipient of Leeds Forensic Scholarship






University of Central Oklahoma recently announced the second recipient of the Leeds sponsored Forensic scholarship.  Adriana McElhiney responded with the following letter: I would like to thank the entire Leeds organization for this opportunity to study the fields of my … Continue reading

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Leeds Forensic Scholarship Recipient Announced at University of Central Oklahoma






Leeds is please to announce the recent selection of the first of two Leeds sponsored scholarship recipients at the University of Central Oklahoma. Dwight Adams, Ph.D., director of the Forensic Science Institute at UCO, stated in a recent email: “For … Continue reading

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