Trace Materials Evidence Submission Guidelines

  • Trace Materials will only work violent crime cases involving death or serious bodily injury;

  • A narrative or case report must be submitted with each case for proper evaluation of evidence submitted and examinations requested;

  • If other probative evidence has been developed (such as conclusive results in other laboratory disciplines; for example: Biology), Trace analysis will not be conducted and the evidence will be returned unworked to your agency;

  • Submit standards (paint/polymer/fiber/glass) when a comparison between a known and unknown is necessary;

  • Consult the Evidence Submission Manual before collecting or submitting evidence;

  • Contact the Trace Materials Crime Laboratory Analyst Supervisor should you need assistance.

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