Name of institute (national language)Bundeskriminalamt (BKA), Kriminaltechnisches Institut (KTI)
Name of institute (English language)Federal Criminal Police Office, Forensic Science Institute
DirectorDr. Thomas Andermann
ENFSI’s permanent representative
T:+49 611 55 14293
F:+49 611 55 14348
- Founded in 1949
- Division of the Federal Criminal Police Office (Bundeskriminalamt, BKA), which is an agency of the Federal Ministry of the Interior
- Accredited according to ISO 17025 and ISO 17020
- Due to the federal structure of Germany, the Forensic Science Institute of the BKA performs a special function among the forensic science institutions in Germany, the framework of which is prescribed by “BKA Law”. The KTI engages in providing expert opinions and reports in all core areas of forensic science and assumes responsibility for the forensic sciences in Germany as co-ordinator, developer, mediator, basic and advanced trainer, provider of equipment to forensic science laboratories worldwide, technical adviser, and pioneer of new methods.
- ENFSI member since 1992 (founding member)
Managerial data (2008)
- Total staff: 300 from approx. 60 different vocational fields
- Case load: 5.456 cases of serious crime involving 7.688 examinations of 14.358 pieces of evidence in total
Fields of expertise
The KTI offers a unique scope of expertise in forensic science comprising 20 specialist areas organized in the following 5 sections: Physics/Chemistry, Firearms/Material Sciences, Biology, Documents, Handwriting/ Linguistics/ Speaker Recognition/Information Technology. The institute also maintains a large number of collections, databases, and information systems.