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State Forensic Science Bureau

Forensic science in Latvia – 90th anniversary

On October 10 the Latvia State Forensic Investigation Bureau celebrates its 90th anniversary. At this time the Bureau is a state of the art forensic investigation establishment with technical equipment, qualifications of its experts and variety of investigations are equal to the level of proficiency found in most European countries.

12 March / 2013Read more

European Fibres Group and Hair Group meeting

Welcome to the annual European Fibres Group and Hair Group meeting, which takes place in Riga in June 2011.

17 October / 2011Read more

Norway Grants Supported Project Completed

July 31 of this year marked the successful completion by the State Forsenic Science Bureau (SFSB) of a Norway Grants supported project „Strengthening the Judiciary in Latvia by Improving Capacity of the State Forensic Science Bureau of Latvia in Order to Comply with Best Practice and International Quality Standards”.

5 May / 2011Read more

Forensic expert from the Netherlands visits the State Forensic Science Bureau

Cor Smakman, an expert in the forensic investigation of fingerprints, in the Netherlands Police Agency (Dactyloscopie Korps landelijke politiendiensten, the Netherlands), visited the State Forensic Science Bureau (SFSB) from June 8 – 9, 2010 as part of the Norwegian Financial Instrument co-financed project “Strengthening the Judiciary in Latvia by Improving Capacity of the State Forensic Science Bureau of Latvia in Order to Comply with Best Practice and International Quality Standards”.

16 November / 2010Read more

State Forensic Science Bureau Completes Capacity Building Project

On December 02, 2009 the Latvian State Forensic Science Bureau (SFSB) formally concluded its Norwegian Financial Mechanism funded capacity building project “Strengthening the Judiciary in Latvia by Improving Capacity of the State Forensic Science Bureau of Latvia in Order to Comply with Best Practice and International Quality Standards” by holding a wrap-up seminar/workshop on the results of the project.

16 November / 2010Read more

Round Table Briefing - the Impact of International Financial Support in Institutional Strengthening

On December 2, 2009 the State Forensic Science Bureau (SFSB) will present the results of its Norwegian Financial Instrument co-financed project “Strengthening the Judiciary in Latvia by Improving Capacity of the State Forensic Science Bureau of Latvia in Order to Comply with Best Practice and International Quality Standards”.

2 December / 2009Read more

Evaluating the SFSB’s forensic investigation of documents

Jan de Koeijer, an expert in the forensic investigation of documents in the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI), visited the State Forensic Science Bureau (SFSB) from November 5 - 7, 2009 as part of the Norwegian Financial Instrument co-financed project “Strengthening the Judiciary in Latvia by Improving Capacity of the State Forensic Science Bureau of Latvia in Order to Comply with Best Practice and International Quality Standards”.

7 November / 2009Read more

Finnish forensic expert evaluates the SFSB’s flammable products analyses area

On October 22nd and 23rd Finnish forensic science expert Niina Viitala visited the State Forensic Science Bureau (SFSB) as part of the exchange activities of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism funded project “Strengthening the Judiciary in Latvia by Improving Capacity of the State Forensic Science Bureau of Latvia in Order to Comply with Best Practice and International Quality Standards”.

23 October / 2009Read more

Training Course “Problems of Fingerprint Digital Imaging and Possible Solution Using DCS 4

On October 13 and 14, 2009 the State Forensic Science Bureau (SFSB) held a two-day qualification course for Baltic and Northern European forensic experts on obtaining digital fingerprints and on image quality improvement using Foster&Freeman’s DCS 4 system.

14 October / 2009Read more

Evaluation of the investigation of obliterated identification numbers by German experts

On the 6th and 7th of October, Michael Braune and Dirk Herrmann, two German forensic experts in the examination of obliterated identification numbers from the Bundeskriminalamt, visited the State Forensic Science Bureau (SFSB). This visit was one of a number of significant exchange visits between the SFSB and forensic laboratories in Europe and is a significant component of the current Norwegian Financial Instrument supported project.

7 October / 2009Read more