Trace Evidence Section

About

The Trace Evidence Section is responsible for performing elemental analysis, primer gunshot residue and fire debris testing. The section is in the process of developing capabilities in the trace disciplines of physical fit, fiber and paint.

Watch the Trace Section video


Types of Testing:

  • Elemental Analysis: Determine elemental make-up of evidentiary material.
  • Fire Debris: Analyze material from fire scenes for the presence of accelerants.
  • Primer Gunshot Residue (PGSR): Analyze evidence for the presence of primer gunshot residue particles that result from the firing of a weapon.

Forms and Notices

Evidence Custody Receipt
Forensic Collection Kit Request Form
KBI Forensic Science Laboratory Evidence Submission Guidelines

Trace Section Supervisor

Dwain Worley – (785) 296-3039

The Trace Section is located in our Topeka Laboratory.

Topeka
KBI Forensic Science Center
2001 SW Washburn Avenue
Topeka, KS 66604
(785) 296-1137