Examines evidence for body fluids and determines the source through DNA analysis, also maintains the DNA databank for forensic and arrestee samples.
Analyzes controlled substances, clandestine laboratories, arson and paint evidence.
DIGITAL EVIDENCE SECTION
Collection, examination and analysis of digital information stored or transmitted in binary form on a wide variety of electronic devices, including, but not limited to, computer systems, mobile devices, and removable media.
EVIDENCE CONTROL CENTER
Is the central repository of evidence received from law enforcement agencies throughout the State of Kansas. It maintains the chain-of-custody at the highest level of security for all types of items submitted.
EVIDENCE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
FIREARM AND TOOLMARK SECTION
Examines, compares and identifies firearm and ammunition parts to weapons. Examines evidence for tool marks, clothing and other objects for muzzle distance and restores obliterated serial numbers. Maintains the Integrated Ballistic Identification System to link firearms to shootings.
LATENT PRINT SECTION
Assists in most crime scene investigations by comparing and identifying latent fingerprints, footwear and tire tracks, and taking photographs. View more on the Latent Print Section.
QUESTIONED DOCUMENT SECTION
Compares handwriting samples from suspects to a questioned document to determine the identity and signature authenticity. Examines documents for alterations and sequence which may have been forged or altered.
View more on the Questioned Document Section.
Tests biological samples for the presence and levels of alcohol and/or drugs, assists the medical examiner in death investigations by identifying drugs, alcohol or poisons, such as carbon monoxide.
FORENSIC SCIENCE LABORATORY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The KBI Forensic Science Laboratory Internship Program offers students the ability to apply classroom theory by working and learning alongside trained scientists in various forensic disciplines. Not only will students gain practical forensic experience, but they will also increase their post-graduate marketability.
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