Forensic Technology Blog

Biting the Bullet: A No-Nonsense Approach to Acquiring Damaged Bullets

Posted by Andrew BoyleJan 20, 2015 2:25:00 PM

Throughout the years I’ve acquired a lot of bullets. A. Lot. Of. Bullets. 

From the pre-IBIS days of “Bulletproof” to the most recent HD3D BULLETTRAX the procedure has become much more simplified.

Read More>>

Topics: BULLETTRAX-3D, bullets, acquisition, IBIS TRAX-HD3D, training, damaged evidence, LEA, GEA




Untested Ballistics Evidence: Society’s Misfire?

Posted by Pete GagliardiDec 31, 2014 2:18:00 PM

A person is murdered.

Who speaks for the victim?

Us. Society.

The damage inflicted by a person taking another's life is irreversible and long lasting. Therefore our society’s degree of vigilance  must be as high as humanly possible.

For every deadly act of violence, we must ensure that everything possible is being done to bring justice to the victims, closure to their families and to restore peace to our neighborhoods.

Read More>>

Topics: NIBIN, protocol, IBIS TRAX-HD3D, IBIS, backlogs, sustainable solution, justice




Gun Crimes: More Justice Less Talk

Posted by Pete GagliardiNov 25, 2014 2:15:00 PM

For the last ten years or so, I have been getting most of my news from the Internet.  

Before that, every morning at “Zero-dark- hundred” a guy in an old Volvo wagon would take a hook shot from his driver side window dropping my paper in reasonable proximity to my driveway. By the time I got to it though, most of the news was old news.

Read More>>

Topics: best practices, IACP, forensic labs, gun debate, policy, gun crime




Ejector Marks: Why You Shouldn't Ignore Them

Posted by Andrew BoyleNov 4, 2014 10:48:00 AM

With baseball’s post-season having just wrapped up in North America, I recently found myself wondering how many teams would have still been in the playoffs if some of them had decided to play their entire season calling their own players “out” after only two strikes. This seems like a ridiculous scenario, but it’s essentially one that many IBIS sites voluntarily subscribe to when they opt to not capture ejector marks when acquiring cartridge cases.

Read More>>

Topics: ejector marks, best practices, IBIS TRAX-HD3D, ballistics identification, ballistic analysis




Stay Informed



Follow Us

Latest News

Police Chiefs Honor IBIS Ballistics System Creator

The founder of Forensic Technology, Robert A. Walsh, has been named winner of the 2014 August Vollmer Excellence in Forensic Science Awards, in the category of Innovation in Forensic Technology. Mr. Walsh was honoured...Read more>>

Ultra acquires Forensic Technology Inc.

Friday, April 25, 2014-- Ultra announces that it has agreed to acquire Forensic Technology WAI Inc (“Forensic Technology”) from private investors and its management team which includes the company's founder. All of the...Read more>>

US Attorney Press Release: Regional HIDTA Award Given for Omaha Gang and Firearm Crackdown

The following is a press release issued by United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg, District of Nebraska. February 18, 2014United States Attorney for the District of Nebraska, Deborah R. Gilg, announces that the “Wipe It...Read more>>

Forensic Technology Seeks the Next Recipient of the Calvin H. Goddard Award

Montreal, QC, Canada (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Forensic Technology is very proud to once again open nominations for the Calvin H. Goddard Award for Excellence in Firearm Identification. In its 13th year, this annual...Read more>>

U.S. Government Awards $73 Million Contract to Forensic Technology, Inc.

(PRWEB) November 08, 2013 Forensic Technology Inc. is honored to have been selected by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) as the service provider for the U.S. National Integrated...Read more>>

INTERPOL Symposium Targets Transnational Gun Crime

INTERPOL and Canadian-based Forensic Technology co-host international conference for law enforcement officials in Montreal. Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 Armed criminals are able to move freely. Whether it is...Read more>>

The 2013 Calvin H. Goddard Award Nominations are Open

Forensic Technology opens submissions for the Calvin H. Goddard Award for excellence in firearm identification. Award to be presented in late June at AFTE Training seminar in Albuquerque. (PRWEB) April 23, 2013 Forensic...Read more>>

Our Latest Videos