Scanning Electron Microscope
The Arson and Explosives Unit receives evidence recovered from crime scenes involving suspicious fires and explosions. The unit identifies ignitable liquid evidence recovered from a fire scene that may have been intentionally used to propagate a fire. The unit also identifies explosives or explosive residues recovered from a bombing scene, and can reconstruct devices to assist investigators in identifying perpetrators and the source(s) of device components.

Utilizing state-of-the art equipment including two Scanning Electron Microscopes, the Unit analyzes sample collection stubs applied to hands and/or other surfaces for the presence of gunshot primer residue.

Location: Sudbury