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2013 | Q3 ARROWHEAD FORENSICS QUARTERLY

a roadmap to new products, procedures & INDUSTRY NEWS


OCTOBER 4-5 Labconco Training Facility 8811 Prospect Avenue Kansas City, MO 64132

COUR S E DE S C R I PT I O N This October we are offering a unique opportunity for investigators around the country participate in hands-on training with our Reflective Ultra Violet Imaging System (with Matthew Schwarz) as well as laser, light sources, chemical development and photography. We understand that reducing class costs can make the approval process a bit easier. That’s why we are offering this 2 day, 16 hour class for only $40! Want an added benefit? You will be training with our products that you will be able to take home once the session is over. Also - enjoy food and beverages throughout the training. See below or pre-registration.

M A T T H EW S C H W A R Z

Mr. Schwarz has provided consultation services for organizations, governmental bodies, and law firms throughout the United States. Mr. Schwarz has worked as an examiner, team leader, and project manager for numerous local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. He has a total of sixteen years of law enforcement experience. Mr. Schwarz is a member of the Scientific Working Group on Friction Ridge Analysis, Study and Technology. This technical group is tasked with development of standards and guidelines for friction ridge forensic analysis. Mr. Schwarz also serves on the latent print certification board for the International Association for Identification. This board oversees the certification process to become a Certified Latent Print Examiner. This certification, which Mr. Schwarz holds, is an internationally recognized credential showing the examiner’s ability to reliably identify latent friction skin prints. There are only approximately 800 individuals who hold this certification in the world.

PRE-REGISTER TODAY

Pre-register online at www.arrowheadforensics.com/octoberfest


WELCOME TO RI Welcome to the 98th International Association of Identification Educational Conference. If you’re reading this publication, we must say THANK YOU, because you are interested in learning more about us and our company.

- New Products - Validation Studies - Industry News - New Procedures - Training - Applications - Activity We understand how often industry procedures can change with the introduction of new products, certification by-laws and budgets. We hope to alleviate some of the stress and time it takes to make a change or gain more information with the introduction of the Arrowhead Forensics Quarterly.

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UV-IR FULL SECTRUM IMAGING

A new way to think about RUVIS.

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LASERS AND LIGHT SOURCES

Does the TracER Laser really make a difference? An NFSTC Study proves so.

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NEW

This is the first supplemental publication of the Arrowhead Forensics Quarterly we have ever released. To give you an outline on what to expect in this magazine, we will cover:

IN THIS ISSUE

LATENT PRINT DEVELOPMENT

Fume and dye in one step has become a reality.

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EVIDENCE COLLECTION

Will the new DNA ruling affect your agency’s SOP?

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AT THE SCENE

Don’t let the rain put a damper on your reporting.

We have combed through customer reviews and feedback to give you an inside look at what your colleagues are saying about our products. We’ve collected numerous articles and studies to validate the use of our products and additionally have included some opportunities to win some giveaways. Review the table of contents to the right and we hope you enjoy the Arrowhead Forensics Quarterly. For the sake of justice,

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TAKE THE JURY TO THE CRIME SCENE GSR

THE FUTURE OF SCENE DOCUMENTATION Have you ever wished you could go back to the scene and take a closer look at a piece of evidence? You can and you have with typical photo documentation, but imagine taking it one step further, a video walkthrough. Not just color video, shortwave UV video. Scene documentation may also include a video walk-through, especially in major cases involving serial killers or multiple homicides. Video cameras also provide an easy way to document crime scenes and can give the jury a more realistic sense of the crime scene than still pictures of a room. A video recording can offer a better feel for the layout of the crime scene: how long it takes to get from one room to another and how many turns are involved, for instance. Videos are also a good briefing tool for police officers who have not visited the crime scene. Also, once the investigation is further along, it may reveal something that was overlooked at the scene because the investigators didn’t know to look for it. During a video walk-through, you can capture the entire crime scene in not only the visible spectrum, but also the invisible! Don’t forget the added benefit that video provides a constant audio narrative.

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Take a few extra seconds to pan the scene. Quick panning will result in jittery, blurred recordings (”jello-effect”).


WE CALL IT A RUVIS,

BUT IT’S REALLY MORE THAN THAT CAPTURE AND REVEAL EVIDENCE FROM SHORTWAVE UV TO 1100NM IR There has been a lot of talk about RUVIS (Reflective Ultra Violet Imaging System) over the last 5 years. Many models have been introduced and are currently available which has given many examiners the opportunity to purchase or try out existing models. Unfortunately, unless it’s a piece of equipment you use on a daily basis, the consensus has been that RUVIS Viewers are time consuming, make capturing the image difficult and require a lot of tinkering to yield high contrast and resolution. So the majority would agree that although non-destructive, invisible spectrum viewing has it’s benefits, most of the time the RUVIS stays in its box next to the Kleenex. The past 6 months we have been scouring the country letting examiners see the new technology in our Full Spectrum Imaging System. Our system (A-FS1) allows you to view evidence live on a 27” iMac in high resolution and allows you to capture hands free images with a press of the foot pedal. If you’ve had a bad experience with your RUVIS or want to see how efficient, hi-contrast and hi resolution shortwave UV through IR imaging can be, you need to see the Arrowhead Full Spectrum Imaging System. It’s available in a Lab (A-FS1 - shown below) and Mobile (A-FS8) configuration. SEE THE FULL SPECTRUM IMAGING SYSTEM AT THESE UPCOMING CONFERENCES: INTERNATIONAL IAI MISSOURI IAI FLORIDA IAI KANSAS IAI (‘14)

We offer 2 hour on-site, hands on, training demonstrations using the Full Spectrum UV-IR Imaging System. If your agency would be interested in receiving this training please email us at info@arrowheadforensics.com or call 800.953.3274 to schedule a class.

Scan to view A demo video on the ruvis.

complex, patterned background can be easily removed using a shortwave UV light and a RUVIS camera.

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WAYS TO CONVINCE YOUR BOSS THAT YOU NEED A TRACER LASER Don’t just take our word for it

NFSTC Evaluation of Crime Scene Investigation Tools STUDY - november 2009 - (FTC0E)

Coherent® TRACER Laser vs. Rofin Polilight® Flare Plus

Nothing beats a test drive. Once your get your hands on the tracer laser you will be convinced it’s power to reveal more evidence outweighS it’s cost. check out these upcoming events where you can train on the laser 8/27 Kansas city, MO

Finding Latent Evidence with Chemistry & Light Instructor: Brian E. Dalrymple, CLPE

10/4 KANSAS CITY, MO

how did THEY see that? The purpose of a forensic light source is to excite fluorescence in tiny or trace amounts of evidence,allowing it to be seen and photographed in situations where it is not visible in ambient light or with conventional dusting techniques. This excitation may involve inherent fluorescence and/or treatment with fluorescent dyes such as ninhydrin, DFO or rhodamine 6G. With fluorescence, light is absorbed in one wavelength band (color) and re-emitted in a longer wavelength band. The laser has long been recognized as the optimum light source to detect this fluorescence from latent evidence. The laser’s undisputed superiority is a result of several unique properties not available in lamp-based systems. The most important of these properties is spectral brightness.

The Coherent TracER™ is being used by several State Crime Laboratories and private investigators to not only speed up processing times but also reveal more latent print detail.

SEND US AN INFORMATION REQUEST TO info@arrowheadforensics.com and we will send you a TracER™ Packet with loads of information.

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” No other light source compares to this wonderful piece of equipment! I highly recommend the TracER.”

CA DOJ ”after side by side comparisons, No other laser on the market is more powerful. the tracer revealed more ridge detail on prints my als missed.”

BOULDER PD

WHICH PRINT IS BETTER?

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A. 8W TRACER LASER (25% POWER) B. competing LASER (full POWER) THE CORRECT ANSWER IS A

Both the Coherent TracER™ and TracER™ Compact are high performance, easy-to-use portable forensic laser systems specifically designed for the rigors of modern criminology and forensics. They can be used to locate fingerprints, fibers, body fluids, bone fragments, tooth chips, drug residue, and a variety of other types of trace evidence, even in high ambient light environments. They provide an unprecedented level of illumination, ergonomics and functionality in a compact , portable forensic green laser system. Find evidence and prints that you could never find with a lamp based forensic light source or ion laser.

LASERS, LIGHT SOURCES AND LUMICYANO


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The right filter size is critical. check your camera lens for a mark like this FOLLOWED BY A NUmBER. that number measure the MM size filter you will need.

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ARROWHEAD REVEAL (A-FS7)

at $296 a pop, the new arrowhead expose curved barrier filter (#A-62532) has a higher price tag than most barrier filters. why? simply put, More detail is ”exposed” with this filter. This filter has a unique curved design that renders more ridge detail when taking photographs with the 532nm TracER Laser and other aLss in the UV-550nm range. *TREATED WITH FLUORESCIEN **Based on customer response to product performance

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COMPARING ALTERNATE LIGHT SOURCE LAB UNITS

The value that an Alternate Light Source can bring to your laboratory can be measured by the significant increase in the number of suspects apprehended and successfully prosecuted. Getting suspects behind bars lies on the evidence collected at the scene and items processed in the lab. Can an Alternate Light Source make a difference in the amount of evidence collected? Absolutely. An alternate light source is your tool for enhancing observation, photography and collection of: latent fingerprints body fluids hair and fibers bruises, bite marks and wound patterns shoe and foot imprints gun shot residues drug traces questioned documents bone fragment ARSON INVESTIGATION and more

What Laboratory Alternate light sources lack in portability they more than gain in power. Utilizing alternate light source techniques allows the latent

Items to consider when purchasing an Alternate Light Source We offer several multiple wavelength alternate light sources. Not all are created equal. The following specifications should be considered when purchasing an alternate light sources:

Power:

Lab units offer considerably more power output than handheld ALSs. The difference is visibly apparent and the advantage is clearly evident in the ability to look at evidence that is faint. The reason for the greater power is design. Lab units utilize Liquid Light Guide technology and incorporate the high quality, high power optics.

ROFIN POLILIGHT 500

The Polilight®PL500SC has been specifically designed to assist the forensic scientist. All the quality features of the PL500 are included, plus the PL500SC incorporates a graphic display remote control, an extended 16’ light guide (optional), a redesigned power supply, and a simplified front control panel. The remote control features clearly visible LED graphic display in bright sunlight or dark nights. Coupled with the 16’ light guide it allows the operator to move freely around the scene of crime without having to continuously revert to the front panel on the instrument to change wavelengths, tuning, power output, shutter or to move it. This is a big time saver! Highly Portable Forensic Light Source Designed specifically for scene of crime work 5 meter (15 feet) light guide option Greater freedom, longer reach State of THE Art Remote Control Full control from up to 5 meters with graphical display New Power Supply Lamp life over 2,000 hours Front Panel Power Switch Easier to turn on with smart shutdown Streamlined Front Panel Reduced number of buttons to match remote control

THESE ITEMS BEFORE PURCHASING A LAB ALS wavelengths available hands free options light guide length interface design storage options accessories power weight price size 8

print to be detected with much more sensitivity (10100 times more!) than the conventional method of black powder dusting and lifting.


Wavelengths Available:

Unfortunately not all evidence fluoresces at 450nm. Because of this, Lab ALSs offer tunable multi-wavelength light emission (from 3-20). Wavelengths must be considered for the UV, Visible and the IR ranges.

INTErFACE DESIGN:

Looking to change wavelengths quickly? How about hand free? Are you in a dark room and need illuminated controls for each of use? The interface design in the ALS you choose can be helpful or harmful as you begin processing evidence. Certain units offer a remote control allowing you to change wavelength and direct the light source with one hand and freeing the other hand to collect/mark evidence.

FOOTPRINT:

Are you dealing with limited counter space? Be sure to measure and get accurate specifications on the size of the ALS you desire. Also - if you’re dealing with a copystand, make sure the light guide can reach and be easily adjusted in conjunction with your copystand.

ACCESSORIES:

Alternate light sources not only emit light - they can offer helpful accessories to enhance and view evidence. Some light sources offer the following attachments: magnifying base line illuminator for impressions adjustable light guide stands lenses for spotlight/floodlight output filters/goggles

We are confident that our Alternate Light Sources are the best forensic light sources available. We also believe that there is power in hands on comparisons. If you would like more information on how our light sources stand up against others please send us an email at info@arrowheadforensics.com

LUMATEC SUPERLITE 400

The Lumatec Superlite 400 has 10 optimized forensic spectrum wavelengths that can be dialed and adjusted continuously. The power potential of the SUPERLITE 400 reveals visible contrasts even under adverse conditions. For all its light-power it is still small, silent and can easily be carried to where you need light in the darkness. The simple adjustment of spectra and intensity allows you to screen and photograph the evidence under all possible contrasts quickly, a method which very often reveals new contrast. Use the gooseneck attachment for a more fluid, hands-free approach.

Highly Portable Forensic Light Source Designed specifically for scene of crime work 6’ LIGHT GUIDE option Shorter reach, greater flexibility dial light control

The right filter size is critical. check your camera lens for a mark like this FOLLOWED BY A NUmBER. that number measures the MM size filter you will need.

Full control with the turn of a dial battery operated Run time of 60 minutes (3 hours to fully charge) Front Panel Power Switch Quick button access to turn on/off Loaded with accessories Magnifier, light illuminator and filters

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WHAT’S NEW WHAT WORKS HELPFUL TIPS WHAT’S NEW

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The Cyanoacrylate Fuming Method is a well-tried and tested means of developing latent fingerprints. It has proved its worth countless times as an effective tool for professional investigators. However, one of the drawbacks with the ‘super glue method’ is that the final image obtained is not always easy to photograph. Since the chemical deposits left after reaction are white, there may not be sufficient contrast for an effective photograph to be taken if the surface they are on also happens to be white. To overcome this, forensic scientists employ dusting or dye staining using different colors. Currently, a process requiring two distinct technical phases is employed: first the glue fumes reveal the print, then colorants (via sprinkling or bathing or the like) or powders are applied to make the print stand out against its background. Such a process multiplies contamination risks which is costly in terms of product, equipment and the application of colorants and powders may not always be compatible with DNA-search and demands strict hygiene and a high level of security. In addition, this process has two major draw-backs: it can only reveal prints in reduced or enclosed spaces and it does not work for prints left on hard surfaces. Lumicyano™ is a fluorescent cyanoacrylate. Instead of using the classic superglue with colorants, Lumicyano™ is a superglue to which a new component has been added so as to obtain fluorescent fumes. Its chemical makeup emits a ”cyanoacrylate fluorescent fume” during the fuming process, clearly and sharply defining the latent fingerprint in yellow under UVa-light in the 315-400 nm and forensic light 425-530nm wavelength bands. Furthermore it’s compatible with DNA analysis. If required, the fluorescence can be refreshed days later. Most importantly, Lumicyano™ saves time, money and effort in the investigative process.

Fingerprints on a drug baggie are developed with Lumicyano™. Without further treatment the bag is photographed with high contrast and excellent ridge detail. Exhibit: drug baggie containing fingerprints. Problem: 2 step process to fume and stain. Development technique: Lumicyano™ fuming. Imaging device: digital camera, orange camera filter & Rofin Flare+ 2 (450nm)

LUMICYANO WHITE PAPER - march 5. 2013

Courtesy of matt schwarz, schwarz forensics enterprises

We always get a gasp when we tell examiner’s the price tag to get a bottle of this new Cyanoacrylate Dye, Lumicyano (A-CA-DYE, $64) Of the hundreds of bottles current in the field here’s what your colleagues are saying.

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MICROBURST FUMING Using a fuming chamber 1. Place the aluminum dish on a heating surface and turn the heater to the highest setting. 2. When the dish is hot, place enough liquid cyanoacrylate to cover the bottom surface of the dish (approximately 3 g for a small chamber). 3. When the cyanoacrylate begins to fume at a steady pace, place the specimen(s) in the chamber and secure the chamber door. 4. Fume the specimen(s). Fuming time varies depending on the size of the chamber; however, in most instances, fuming times ranging from 30 seconds to 4 minutes are sufficient. 5. After the procedure is complete, remove the specimen(s) from the chamber to view for latent prints. If necessary, the fuming process can be repeated. If a humidified chamber is available, set the humidity between 70% and 80% for best results.

HOW THEY MEASURE UP THAT’S HOT!

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Thermo hotplate - 371°C Air Science Safefume - 204°C capture (portable) - 176°C mystaire/misonix ca300 - 170°C F+F MVC/D - 120°C SIRCHIE FUMING CHAMber - 110°C Cup warmer - 71°C

CYANO-FORCE FUMING CHAMBER WIPES A-90630 30 Wipes����� $11.86

Cloudy and foggy are terms that need to stick with your local meterologist (no disrespect Lisa Teachman, KMBC Channel 9 Kansas City - pictured below) If your cyanoacrylate fuming chamber glass or acrylic door has seen ”clearer” days then you should try these Cyano-Force Fuming Chamber Wipes. These wipes combines the strength of a natural citrus solvent with a highly absorbent, abrasive, nonscratching towel for a one-step cyanoacrylate removing solution. It emulsifies and traps the glue, eliminating a chance of redepositing on the cleaned surface. Provides controlled application and a safer alternative to using harsh solvents. Simply remove a wipe from the canister and scrub the interior surface. Have months of build-up? Once the initial cleaning has dried, re-wipe. Repeat this process until you’ve reached your desired result. *PHOTO COURTESY OF LISA TEACHMAN’S Twitter ACCOUNT

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Do you like Super gluing? Cyanoacrylate (Super Glue) fuming is a preferred method for many examiners for getting the best ridge detail on non porous surfaces, especially firearms. With so many models of Superglue Chambers out there one must experiment with the best method for fuming evidence, not on based on size of evidence, but the size of the fuming chamber. Reaching that critical ”revealment point” ensures that moving forward with cyanoacrylate development will produce great results. This article will outline two methods of fuming and two products on the market (or within your fuming chamber) to be aware of when moving forward with your processing. (A) The Microburst Method of fuming Cyanoacrylate is a specialized form for developing latent prints on nonporous items. This method was developed by the FBI and is currently published (Processing Guide for Developing Latent Prints, 2000). This method is designed to expose a nonporous item to a large amount of fumes for a small amount of time. It involves adding glue to a heat source of over 300 degrees (like the Thermo Hotplate left, A). Once the chamber is filled with fumes, the nonporous item is placed in the chamber for 30-45 seconds. Alternative Hot Plates (Cup Warmers) are avilable through many forensic suppliers. These hotplates offer a ”slow burn” as the maximum temperature they reach is 140°F. This method ensures a consistent burn over long periods of time.

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CApture ™ Portable Fuming Systems The CApture Portable Fuming System quickly fixes latent fingerprints at the crime scene using microburst or traditional CA fuming methods, while protecting the user from hazardous fumes. Its patented* design combines all the components needed in one compact system: a heater to heat the Super Glue†; a shatterresistant, clear protective chamber to contain the fumes as they react with the latent prints; an exhaust blower; and particulate/ carbon exhaust filter. No ducting is required. Since prints may be easily developed at the scene, irrelevant evidence may be ruled out thus saving valuable laboratory processing time and storage space. Power field kit allows you to fume in the field! Microprocessor-controlled heater allows the user to set the temperature in one degree increments between 120° to 350° F (50° to 177° C). Once set, the temperature of the heater stabilizes at the set point (±15° F) within 3 to 5 minutes. Optional field power kit allows user to take unit into field where no power outlet is available. This option is recommended for users seeking full mobility and usability at any crime scene. LCD displays the current heater temperature setting while in programming mode and actual heater temperature while in operating mode. Two heater receptacles hold heater pans, one with a small amount of cyanoacrylate or equivalent CA adhesive, and one with a small amount of water if needed. A door keeps heat contained. A pair of needle-nose pliers is included for safe handling near hot surfaces. Ten heater pans are included.

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how to develop latent prints on thermal paper and currency 1

Call our friendly customer service gals and order pDMAC Paper. 1-800-953-3274, part #A-PF038.

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Preferred method for processing thermal paper and items sensitive to heat. May be used on any porous item needing latent development. May be especially useful on colorful backgrounds since there is high fluorescence when viewed with ALS.

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Do a dance because of the time you saved from using this method. (Dancing not optional)

Best results usually visualized between 475nm and 515nm with an orange barrier filter or glasses. Shelf life: 6 months. To extend longevity of this protect always store in the provided amber sleeve. A-PF038 1 Pack (2 sheets).........$18.75

Like all processes there may be a need for longer or shorter processing time depending on paper and environment. If necessary a second longer exposure can be attempted. View with ALS 475-515nm and orange barrier. Photograph results. When photographing make sure you match the lens filter to your barrier filter. Published references; The fuming of latent Fingerprints using Dimethylaminocinnamaldehyde; Journal of Forensic Identification, 1995. Brennan, J. Bramble, S. Crabtree, S. Wright, G. Fluorescence Visualization of Latent Fingerprints on Paper using p-Dimethylaminocinnamaldehyde. Proceedings of the International Symposium on fingerprint detection and Identification, Ne’urium, Israel June 1995.

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A reagent is only as good as it’s chemist. We’ve teamed with the most passionate, quality driven chemists to bring you our new line of pure, high quality reagents. The best part? We’ve kept the prices low and our stock high. Check out the following new reagents available now: Leuco crystal violet Spray Part # A-PF024

Leuco crystal violet powder Part # A-PF026

ninhydrin premix (Methanol) Part # A-PF036

Ninhydrin crystals Part # A-2679

luminol premix Part # A-PF028

Luminol powder packs Part # A-PF030

Basic Yellow 40 PREMIX Part # A-2650

basic yellow 40 CRYSTALS Part # A-26501

1.2 INDANDIONE (HFE based) Part # A-3148B

Phenolphthalein field test Part # A-PF040

FIBER BRUSH

Part # A-2488

All Fiber fingerprint brushes are not made the same. Handles can be short, materials can be heavy and most importantly, the fiber can be made from several different kinds of filaments. Arrowhead’s brushes are handmade with specially formulated glass fibers to insure softness and maximum coverage without damaging prints and eliminating the constant powder replenishment required for most conventional brushes. The brush is supplied in a protective container and cap. Available in the reduced handle length of 3.5” which makes this brush an exact replacement for conventional brushes found in most fingerprint field kits now in use. Factory direct shipping from our warehouse equates to a better price and faster shipping. Teamed with our crafted fingerprint powders, this brush has become the go-to for thousands of investigators.

Made of thousands of fiberglass filaments Spreads powder more efficiently and evenly Durable construction outlasts other brushes Fibers grow softer and softer with each use 3.5” handle length fits comfortably in your hand Contains no natural oils

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SEAL-GUARD EVIDENCE TAPE We tried to think of a good adjective to describe our evidence tape. Strong was what came to mind - and what’s stronger than ”SuperSeal” man over here? The answer: nothing. Set out to protect and defend all evidence intruders of evidence tampering (like hot and cold temps) and silence defense attorneys on ”mishandled” evidence. ” SuperSeal” man is by your side. In all seriousness, we understand that placing evidence tape on a bag/box/can etc. should be done confidently. Our Seal-Guard Evidence tape has been used by thousands of technicians and is strong, sticky and secure. Try a box today - feel confident tomorrow.

Why are more property rooms switching to Seal-Guard Evidence Tape? Chemical Tamper Resistant withstands integrity in hot and cold temperatures Dual serrated edges make for quick and easy tearing 70lb split back liner prevents curl-up when long pieces arE required Paper to paper adhesion formula is ideal for sealing paper evidence bags 4 colors available: Red, Blue, Green and Yellow FREE CUSTOMIZATION AVAILABLE.* In stock and ready to ship! * minimum order of 12 rolls for FREE custom imprinting

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COLLECTING EVIDENCE? Part # A-8868

MAStER evidence COLLECTIoN kit Centralize your evidence collection efforts with this Master Evidence Collection Kit. Outfit your CSI Vehicle with this product packed kit and allow each investigator to grab-and-go as they need. Loaded with more than 300 products that allow you to secure the scene, collect and package evidence. Packaged in a sturdy Pelican carry case with custom dividers and , it can withstand the demands from scene to scene. Please contact your Arrowhead Forensics sales representative for customization options. Part # A-8800

Compact evidence COLLECTIoN kit Use this compact evidence collection kit for times when it’s not practical to carry a large, bulky evidence collection kit to the scene. Spread the love and standardize on a single kit that each investigator in your agency can take to the scene. Contains all the necessary items for your crime scene collection needs. Packaged in a rugged plastic case.

Part # A-8863

Complete collection backpack kit Use this Complete Evidence Collection backpack for convenient carrying and access to an array of supplies. Feature 3 distinctive fingerprint kits (regular, magnetic and fluorescent) along with all the necessary items for collection of biologicals, trace and impressions. Packaged in a rugged black tactical backpack featuring over 15 storage pockets and special GloveAccess pouch.

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HEAT SEAL evidence pouches

Part # A-1160

These 5mil polyester pouches are designed to eliminate the problem of narcotic gasses ”leaking” through normal polyethylene baggies. Sealed pouches can safely contain potent drug evidence & protect personnel against unnecessary exposure. They can be sealed with any quality heat sealer. Obtain one large enough to accommodate opening of pouches being used.

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Help the Evidence Technician Navigate through the property room safely. Collect proper heat sealing bags and avoid Mary Jane and her hazardous fumes! Rules: You cannot cross your own path. You may cross over items (

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SWABS RULE! In a 5-to-4 decision the U.S. Supreme Court ruled law enforcement officers can use a buccal swab, a way of collecting DNA from the cells inside a person’s cheek, as part of their standard booking procedure for inmates. This may or may not have an impact on the way your day to day business is run but one thing is for sure, swabs will be needed,

Cotton Tipped Applicator Part # A-7008 6”, wood stem, cost effective

a lot of them! You may be the one swabbing or you may be the one entering profiles into CODIS. Regardless, the swab better hold a sample and it better be properly stored. Let’s take a look at a few of the more popular options we offer.

THESE ITEMS BEFORE PURCHASING SWABS PRICE PER SWAB

$2 a swab? YOu do the math, that’s A LOT OF CHEESe.

LENGTH

You’re going to be collecting from mouth breathers. 3” length may be a little short for ”chompy” over There. watch your fingers!

STORING OPTIONS

Some swabs come with storage devices while other’s offer additional storage components.

MATERIAL

while COTTON Tips are still the standard. foam and flocked swabs have come into play.

More swab options available online. 18

CAP-SHURE COLLECTION SWAB Part # A-7010

6”, cotton tip, wood stem, breathable protective tip barrier

hydraflock swab Part # A-7045

6”, polystyrene stem, break-off tip for smaller storage

round foam buccal swab Part # A-701

4.5”, plastic stem, large collection surface

Bio- swab Part # A-7013

3”, prefilled with sterile water, validated

pop up swab box Part # A-7035

Hold 6” swabs, assemble with 1 hand, pre-printed

bio-guard dna collection system Part # A-7570 Hold 3” swab, force air dries sample, sturdy


Your documentation is vital. Protect your report and documentation with this heavy duty notebook. Designed for use on a per case basis, no longer do you have to worry about damaged reports from scene to scene. Pre-printed ”Rite-in-the Rain” pages offer durability to write in wet weather conditions. This notebook contains 50 pages of possible case data.

WEATHER RESISTANT

COST EFFECTIVE

CSI Team Responding Legal Issues CSI Field Report Temperature/Weather Data Odors at the Crime Scene Tire Impression Evidence Vehicle Information Photographic Log Evidence Diagrams Fingerprint Processing

reminder tool

Reuse pages

Part # A-RRCSI & A-RRCSIR

PREMIUM CRIME SCENE NOTEBOOK

save time reporting

Chemical Fingerprint Processing Blank Journal Pages Blank Grid Pages Inventory Checklist Body Diagram Gunshot Wound Info Firearm Information Bullet Indicating Information Entomological Observations Medical Examiner’s Form

Part # A-3601PSC

CRIME SCENE barriers

WEATHER RESISTANT

COST EFFECTIVE

The privacy screen is designed with the crime scene investigator in mind. This durable, nylon screen will block potential on-lookers from viewing the environment being processed. The rail system is constructed of heavy duty metal that is sturdy enough to withstand most weather conditions. Each privacy screen comes with a fabric storage bag for convenient transportation that will fit up to 6 screens. Also included are two 40lb nylon wrapped sand bags for stabilization.

WEATHER RESISTANT

STURDY DESIGN

STURDY DESIGN

QUICK SETUP

3’ tall 5’ or 10’ lengths carry bag included ALUMINUM FRAME OUTLASTS PVC SETS UP IN 2 MINUTES CUSTOM PRINTING AVAILABLE

Part # A-5031

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BLOCK ONLOOKErS

QUICK SETUP

Part # A-CSS2

The Crime Scene Star offers the fastest setup for full scale lighting. To go along with fast setup, it’s lightweight frame gives you the flexibility to move around the crime scene. Get 2000 Watts of high-quality, glare-free, 360° light wherever you need it, whenever you need it.

Part # A-5035

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™ COST EFFECTIVE

VALIDATED

NATURALLY STATIC

QUICK PROCESS

As seen in the Journal of Forensic Identification. Validation of Vinyl Static Cling Film for the Collection and Preservation of Dust Impressions, 61 (4), 2011 \ 317. The Stat-Lift™ is a revolutionary, cost effective way to recover, transport and preserve impressions. The Stat-Lift™ works great in all temperature conditions and holds detail when properly stored. The Stat-Lift’s™ natural state properties do not require any additional charge. Use the new Lift Light (#A-5035) for maximum contrast and quick, cost effective oblique lighting. 19


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THE SKINNY

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