Belgrade, 30 December – With the support of the German Government and in partnership with UNDP SEESAC, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) provided the National Forensics Centre (NFC) and police directorates across Serbia with equipment for crime scene investigations and forensic and ballistic examination in the total value of $500,000.
The procurement of this equipment, along with the training of police officers for its use and the standardization of work methods, is part of the preparation of the Forensics Centre and the ballistic laboratory in Belgrade for accreditation according to international ISO standards.
In addition, this will contribute to police officers’ speed and efficiency in investigating crime scenes, collecting and analysing evidence, examining and storing exhibits in accordance with international standards.
The equipment delivered to the National Forensics Centre in Belgrade includes 3D scanners with animation and reconstruction software, which are used to record the complete situation on the ground when the police are investigating a crime scene. 3D scanners significantly reduce the time needed for examination and collection of data on the crime scene, while also minimizing the possibility of omission due to human error.
Operational forensic teams in 27 police directorates across Serbia received equipment for collecting, analysing and examining evidence, which includes laptop computers, special forensic light sources for detection of invisible biological and other traces, aerial recording devices (drones), cameras, as well as specialized forensic equipment (forensic kits) containing protective equipment, powders, chemicals and other accessories for fingerprints and gunshot residue analysis, as well as other standard equipment for identifying and collecting forensic evidence.