Category Archives: Forensic Lab Tips

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

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Leeds Announces it is the New North American Distributor for Evofinder® Ballistics Identification System (BIS)






Minneapolis, MN – Leeds Precision Instruments, Inc. is pleased to announce that Leeds has been appointed by ScannBI Technology Europe GmbH as its exclusive North American distributor of the Evofinder® Ballistic Identification System (BIS). Evofinder® captures ballistic evidence images in … Continue reading

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NIJ Accepting Applications for Forensic Lab Funding Opportunities






The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is accepting applications for two forensic grant programs: FY 2016 DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction (CEBR) Program:  This program provides funds to eligible States and units of local government with existing crime laboratories … Continue reading

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Kern Regional Crime Lab Calls the Leeds LCF3 an “Incredibly Powerful” Comparison Microscope






Kern Regional Crime Lab located in Bakersfield, CA, gave its two new Leeds LCF3 Firearms and Tool Marks Comparison Microscopes a ringing endorsement in the lab’s publication, The Lab Report.  Specifically, the lab stated:  “The new Leeds LCF3 Firearms and … Continue reading

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Working with the LSV2 – Helpful Video Tutorials






As interest in the Leeds Spectral Vision System (LSV2) continues to grow, we are excited to introduce a library of user friendly video tutorials showing how to screen, view, and document evidence in the forensic lab.  Visit Leeds’ YouTube LSV2 Tutorials … Continue reading

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Leeds Is Pleased to Announce Newly Awarded GSA Schedule Contract Covering Leeds Forensic Products






Leeds Precision Instruments, Inc., manufacturer of forensic comparison microscopes and imaging systems, is delighted to announce that it has just been awarded a Multiple Award Schedule 66 Contract by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), covering Leeds’ forensic products.  By … Continue reading

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5 Unique Features of the LSV2, Your Next Generation Alternate Light Source Screening Tool






The Leeds Spectral Vision second generation LSV2 model offers an imaging tool that has rapidly been adopted by forensic laboratories to help reduce evidence screening bottlenecks and provide easy evidence documentation.  Incorporating several unique capabilities, the LSV2 is an intuitive … Continue reading

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Identifying Grants Available to Fund Forensic Lab Equipment: 2015 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Grant






  For years, the forensic industry has struggled to receive adequate funding necessary to keep labs functioning at the highest levels possible.  With on going budgetary constraints, crime labs struggle to meet their funding needs to help ease mounting issues: … Continue reading

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ISO 17025: How Accreditation Impacts Forensic Labs






What is ISO? “ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is an independent, non-governmental membership organization and the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards.” (Source: ISO.org) “They are made up of 166 member countries who are the national standards bodies around the … Continue reading

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Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) Helps Forensic Labs Purchase Equipment






Now accepting solicitations for FY 2014, the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Program Grant (JAG), administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control … Continue reading

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