Ministry of the
Solicitor General

CFS - Chemistry

Centre of Forensic Sciences - Chemistry

What We Do

Provide chemical analysis and physical comparisons of many different types of materials and trace evidence.

Examinations are performed in order to identify a material in question or to determine if it could have originated from a particular source. The examinations and findings may also be useful as an investigative aid in cases where no suspect has yet been identified, or by associating a person with a particular location or occurrence, and may assist in establishing a sequence of events. In addition, identifying a material used at the time of an incident may be used to support or refute a witness statement.


See details of the Chemistry Section's services

  • Chemical Identification and Comparison
  • Dye-Pack Dye
  • Explosives
  • Fibres
  • Fire Evidence
  • Glass
  • Gunshot Residue
  • Hair
  • Lachrymators
  • Metals
  • Paint
  • Physical Match
  • Plastics and Polymers
  • Sexual Lubricants
  • Tape
  • Textile Damage Assessment

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