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Firearms & Tool Marks Section

Firearms & Tool Marks Section

The Firearm/Tool Mark Section of the Crime Laboratory consists of three Forensic Scientists who are responsible for the following forensic examinations:

  • Bullet Analysis & comparison
  • Cartridge Case / Shotshell Analysis & comparison
  • Firearm Function and Identification
  • Serial Number Restoration
  • Range Estimation (Gunshot residue analysis and shotgun pattern testing)
  • Tool Mark Analysis
    • Tool to impression comparisons
    • Fracture match of broken tool
    • Knife (or cutting tool) comparisons to cut marks
  • Footwear to Impression Analysis
  • Tire to Impression Analysis