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CTS Forensics Program: Firearms and Toolmarks

EPTIS factsheet 137914 | Last revision 2019-05-23 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts137914 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts137914

PT provider
PT provider Collaborative Testing Services Collaborative Testing Services
Based in United States
Language(s) English
Remarks Collaborative Testing Services (CTS) combines proven knowledge of interlaboratory testing with cutting edge tools to help you quickly and easily monitor your laboratory’s performance. We are committed to helping organizations achieve and maintain excellence in measurement quality. Contact us regarding your questions concerning testing materials and data analyses.
Keywords
Product groups
Testing fields Materials evaluation
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
Cartridges Examination, identification, observation, analysis or comparison Macroscopic and microscopic
Tool(s), substrate with suspected toolmarks Examination, identification, observation, analysis or comparison Macroscopic and microscopic
Metal bar stock Methodology, examination, observations Restoration Techniques
Bullets Examination, identification, observation, analysis or comparison Macroscopic and microscopic
Cloth Substrate Examination, observations, analysis and comparison Chemical Treatment Techniques
Section of partition wall containing an entry/exit hole Entrance hole identification, Angle Measurements Measurements (degrees)
Printed Shotgun blast pattern on a large sheet of paper Examination, observations, analysis and comparison Pattern recognition
Aims of the PT scheme
Target group of participants
Linked to specific legislation / standards
Additional, subsidiary aims
Number of participants
Accredited or otherwise reviewed by a 3rd party

Accredited by ANAB on the basis of ISO/IEC 17043:2010

Operation is commissioned / requested by American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board(ASCLD/LAB), National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA), Standards Council of Canada (SCC), ANSI - ASQ National Accreditation Board/FQS
Fees and frequency
Participation fee Prices vary. Visit www.ctsforensics.com for prices
Regularly operated Yes (GSR-DD, Shotgun-DD & Shooting Recon/Angle Deter: -1/yr; Firearms, TM's & Serial # - 2/yr)
Year of first operation Firearms '78; TM's '81; Serial# '09; GSR-DD '12; Shooting Recon/Angle Deter: 17'; Shotgun-DD: 18'
Contact details of the PT provider
Provider Contact person
Collaborative Testing Services
21331 Gentry Drive
20166 Sterling, VA
United States

Phone: +1-571-434-1925
Fax: +1-571-434-1937
Web: http://www.collaborativetesting.com http://www.collaborativetesting.com
Mr. Christopher Czyryca
Phone: +1-571-434-1925 x 103
Fax: +1-571-434-1937
Email: eptis@cts-interlab.com eptis@cts-interlab.com
If you find any mistakes please contact the responsible EPTIS coordinator in United States, Mr George W. Latimer, Jr.. Mr George W. Latimer, Jr..
Any questions or problems? Please contact us at eptis@bam.de.
Application version: 1.21