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State Forensic Science Bureau

4th ENFSI APST Meeting in Riga

The 4th meeting of the ENFSI Animal, Plant and Soil Traces expert working group (APST) was held in Riga, Latvia from 15th to 17th April 2015. The meeting was organized by the Department of Biological and Chemical Investigations of the State Forensic Science Bureau. 35 forensic experts and scientists from 11 European countries, Australia and Russia attended the meeting.

17 April / 2015Read more

PC-Crash workshop in Linz

A forensic expert from the Technical Investigation Department of the SFSB attended the PC-Crash workshop organized by Dr. Steffan Datentechnik GmbH (DSD), which was held from 30 March to 2 April 2015 in Linz, Austria. Continuous improvement of professional skills of our forensic experts is among SFSB’s top priorities.

13 April / 2015Read more

ENFSI Monopoly 2012 project meeting in Tbilisi

A forensic expert from the Technical Investigation Department of the SFSB took part in the meeting of the ENFSI Monopoly 2012 project “Towards European Forensic Science through Best Practice Manuals” working group which was held in Tbilisi (Georgia) from 24 to 25 March 2015 and was hosted by the LEPL Levan Samkharauli National Forensic Bureau of Georgia. Within the framework of this project the State Forensic Science Bureau as a partner organization along with the Estonian, Georgian and Romanian colleagues and under the management of the Lithuanian Forensic Science Institute participates in development of the Best Practice Manual for the Road Accident Reconstruction Examination.

13 April / 2015Read more

CEPOL conference “Cybercrime – Strategic”

The Director of the Document Investigation Department of the SFSB took part in the CEPOL conference "Cybercrime – Strategic" which took place on 25-27 March 2015 in Jūrmala (Latvia).

13 April / 2015Read more

4th ENFSI APST Meeting Schedule

4th ENFSI APST Meeting will be held in Riga, Latvia from 15th to 17th April 2015. The meeting is organized by the Department of Biological and Chemical Investigations of the State Forensic Science Bureau. The Schedule of the meeting is available at vteb.gov.lv/apst_riga.

9 April / 2015Read more

Participation in IT forensics training course

Two IT forensic experts of the SFSB from 23 to 27 February 2015 took part in an IT forensics training course organized by the Netherlands Forensic Institute. The training course covered data analysis, chip forensics, mobile phone and hard disc forensics. Capacity building in the field of IT forensics is one of the top priorities of the SFSB.

18 March / 2015Read more

ENFSI APST Soil test

This year the ENFSI APST Soil test is organized by the State Forensic Science Bureau of Latvia and the samples will be distributed during the meeting in Riga. More information on vteb.gov.lv/apst_riga.

16 March / 2015Read more

4th ENFSI APST Annual Meeting in Riga – 4th announcement

4th ENFSI APST Meeting will be held in Riga, Latvia from 15th to 17th April 2015. The meeting is organized by the Department of Biological and Chemical Investigations of the State Forensic Science Bureau. More information on vteb.gov.lv/apst_riga.

6 March / 2015Read more

Exchange of experience with Lithuanian forensic experts

A forensic expert from the SFSB’s Technical Investigation Department from 11 to 13 February 2015 visited the Lithuanian Police Forensic Science Centre. During the visit the expert was acquainted with the experience of the Lithuanian colleagues in the field of examination of identification markings, examination methods and preparation of forensic expert’s reports.

25 February / 2015Read more

The State Forensic Science Bureau re-assessed, accreditation scope expanded

At the end of 2014 the Latvian National Accreditation Bureau (LATAK), within the framework of a surveillance visit, re-assessed the State Forensic Science Bureau on compliance with requirements of the standard LVS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 „General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories”, and on 15 January 2015 a decision was made to retain the accreditation of the SFSB and expand the scope of accreditation with the road traffic accident investigation and soil investigation and method of detection of elemental composition using electron microscopy. Duration of the accreditation – until 19 June 2017.

17 February / 2015Read more