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 […]

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 dreams! Without scholarships like this I would have no way of affording to go to […]

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 the past two years, LEEDS Forensic Systems have partnered with the Forensic Science Institute at […]

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 […]

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 to meeting their comparison microscope and imaging system needs is well known in the forensic […]

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 forensic laboratories: Research and Evaluation for the Testing and Interpretation of Physical Evidence in Publicly […]

Leeds Celebrates 30 years in Business!

Today, June 30, 2016, marks the thirtieth anniversary of Leeds Precision Instruments. Leeds has built its business on the solid foundation of designing and manufacturing high quality comparison microscopes combined with providing the highest level of customer service in the industry.  We have  built our strong reputation in the forensic microscopy community by listening to […]

New LSV2 Tutorials: Imaging/Screening in Fluorescence

Screening in Fluorescence with the LSV2 Our next series of LSV2 video tutorials expands upon the fluorescence screening technique with the LSV2 Leeds Spectral Vision System.  Jake dives into the mechanisms of fluorescence, how to detect fluorescence, and then puts the LSV2 to work, screening a piece of sample evidence using the fluorescence mechanisms to […]

Leeds LSV Video Update

We are pleased to release the updated Leeds LSV video which describes the specialized features of this unique alternate light source imaging tool. The LSV is designed to enhance evidence screening capabilities, with an imaging head that is mounted on a mechanical arm with a live preview touch screen.  The touch screen allows for control […]