Trace Evidence


About us

The Trace Evidence Section of the West Virginia State Police Forensic Laboratory is responsible for a broad area of forensics concerned with many scientific methods of analysis. The major types of analysis performed include fire debris analysis and primer gunshot residue examinations. Various types of instrumentation are utilized in the section to perform such analysis, these may include a Scanning Electron Microscope, Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer, and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer.


Educational Requirements

Baccalaureate or an advanced degree in a chemical, physical, or biological science or forensic science.

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