Effective April 1, 2011, the Biology section’s DNA laboratory operations have been divided into two service lines:
The Chemistry section provides the following examinations:
Explosives, Fire, Gunshot Residue, Hair, Fibre and Fabric Damage Assessment, Paint, Glass, Chemical Identification and Comparison, Sexual Lubricants, Building Materials, Metals, Adhesive Tapes, Lachrymators, and Lamps.
The Chemistry Section has recently added elemental analysis to the examination of Glass. This new technique provides a much higher level of discrimination for glass sources. Contact the Chemistry Section for further details.
As part of the Government of Ontario commitment to reducing the provincial deficit, the Centre of Forensic Sciences has reviewed its service offerings in an effort to reduce costs and to focus on areas of highest client demand. This means the cessation of under-utilized analyses. As a result, the Centre of Forensic Sciences will cease offering Electronics services, effective August 14, 2012. These services include the examination of:
New Scope of Services:
The CFS recently streamlined the Intoxilyzer® 8000C breath technician training course from two weeks to one week in response to requests from several police services to deliver this training in a more efficient and cost effective manner. This condensed course is aligned with similar courses provided elsewhere in Canada, and provides intensive practical training with a two-to-one student-to-instrument ratio and limited class size. The CFS is committed to providing quality instruction and the production of the best trained breath technicians in Canada.