Currently more than 40 forensic science agencies from about 26 European countries are participating in the European Paint & Glass working group activities. There is also co-operation with the RCMP (Canada) and the FBI (USA).

 

Aims and Objectives

The aims and objectives of the European Paint & Glass Working Group (EPGWG) are:

 

Paint

  • to assist police in identifying and tracing vehicles from paint traces
  • to maintain the EUCAP (European Collection of Automotive Paints) database
  • to increase awareness of paint evidence and its evidential significance
  • to organise appropriate training courses in paint examination

Glass

  • to obtain the best value in glass examinations
  • to organise appropriate training courses in glass examination
  • to increase awareness of glass evidence and its evidential significance

Adhesive Tapes

  • to manage the adhesive tape database
  • to increase awareness of tape evidence

Security Dyes

  • to build up an European database on security dyes
  • to organize annual working group meetings
  • to organise proficiency tests / collaborative exercises
  • to promote quality assurance and good working standards
  • to produce and maintain best practice guidelines
  • to harmonise methods
  • to promote and to harmonise research and development
  • to promote the exchange of information and knowledge

Contact

 

  • Chairperson: Christos Batis – Forensic Science Division, FSD, Athens, Greece
  • Secretary: Florian Vanneste – National Institute of Criminalistics and Criminology, INCC, Brussels, Belgium
  • Treasurer: Marine Lebel – IRCGN Pontoise, France
  • EPE webmaster: Marine Lebel – IRCGN Pontoise, France
  • QCLG: Sabine Schneiders – BKA Wiesbaden, Germany
  • SC Member: Sandrine Le Franc – National Forensic Police Department, Ecully, France
  • SC Member: Knut-Endre Sjåstad – National Criminal Investigation Service, NCIS, Norway

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