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 […]

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 […]

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, the light reflecting off the top of the sample is at a near vertical angle […]

FY2018 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grant Open

The National Institute of Justice recently announced the that the Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program is now seeking proposals for both formula funding as well as competitive funding.  To learn more, please visit the NIJ Coverdell National Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program page. Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program – Competitive Due 4/30/18 Paul […]

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 installed at the DC Department of Forensic Sciences. The DC Department of Forensic Sciences Firearm […]

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 is available to in-state, out-of-state, and international students currently enrolled full-time as graduate students or […]

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 microscope accessories, and upgrade options, all of which can extend the functional life of the […]

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 Features of the Evofinder® BIS: To scan, process and store high quality 2D and 3D […]

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 technology in the forensic lab, one of the newer technologies in identifying links between separate […]