Victoria Police Forensic Services Department

Site

Victoria Police Forensic Services Centre, Macleod

Accreditation No.

14233

Site No.

14226

Date of Accreditation

19 Sep 2000

Address

Forensic Drive
Macleod, VIC 3085
Australia

Contact

Mr Scott Azzopardi P: +61 (03) 94509753

Availability

Services conditionally available to external clients

Scope of Accreditation

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

  • This facility complies with the requirements of AS 5388.1 Forensic analysis Part 1: Recognition, recording, recovery, transport and storage of material (except section 6 Occupational health and safety which is not assessed).
  • This facility complies with the requirements of AS 5388.3 Forensic analysis Part 3: Interpretation.
  • This facility complies with the requirements of AS 5388.2 Forensic analysis Part 2: Analysis and examination of material.
  • This facility complies with the requirements of AS 5388.4 Forensic analysis Part 4: Reporting.

Legal

Service Product Determinant
Analysis of controlled substances Any item received Drug identification
Clandestine drug facility - Investigation Collection; Drug identification; Presumptive testing
Plant material Botanical identification
Crime scene investigations Major crime scene; Volume crime scene Confirmatory testing for blood; Confirmatory testing for saliva; Confirmatory testing for semen; Event reconstruction; Examination and interpretation of the scene; Physical fit comparisons; Presumptive screening analysis; Shoe impressions; Tyre impressions
Fingerprint development (dusting/powders)
Assessment and control
Recording and imagery
Serial number recovery
Exhibit collection
Damage analysis Any item received Classification of damage; Examination of damage
Examination of documents Documents Signature and handwriting examination
Alterations; Examination of security features; Indentations and impressions; Ink comparisons; Printing process and devices; Substrate examinations
Examination of fingerprints Fingerprints Identification
Development
Examination of firearms, ammunition and weapons Ballistics Classification; Examination and identification; Range determination; Trajectory reconstruction
Firearms Examination and identification; Firearm safety testing
Firearms; Weapons Serial number recovery
Examination of tool marks Any item received Comparison of impressed marks; Comparison of striated marks
Forensic biology - Examination of biological material Any item received Bloodstain pattern analysis (BPA)
Collection, location and identification of biological material
Hair Examination of hair
Forensic biology - Examination of biological material - Field testing Biological material; Blood; Saliva; Semen Bloodstain pattern analysis (BPA); Collection, location and identification of biological material
Forensic biology - Examination of botanical material Plant material Botanical identification of non controlled plant material
Forensic chemistry/criminalistics Any item received Firearm residue examination; Gunshot residues
Explosives; Fires and explosion investigations; Flammable liquids; General chemical analysis; General physical examination; Propellants
Glass and other mineralogical material examination
Chemical irritants; General chemical analysis; General physical examination
Paint; Polymer analysis; Textile fibre examination
Genetic analysis Biological material DNA profiling for criminal case work - Direct comparison; DNA profiling for relationship testing

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