Name of institute (national language)საქართველოს შინაგან საქმეთა სამინისტროს საექსპერტო-კრიმინალისტიკური დეპარტამენტი
Name of institute (English language)Forensic-Criminalistic Department (FCD) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia
ENFSI’s permanent representativeGiorgi Beridze
Address#8 G. Gulua str.
T:+995 032 2411511
About Forensic-Criminalistic Department
The Forensic-Criminalistic Department (FCD) is a structural unit of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia. FCD’s functions are in compliance with international contracts, agreements, Georgian Law, and the regulations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia.
- FCD Provide forensic services for Georgian law enforcement agencies on civil, administrative and/or criminal cases;
- Participate in criminal investigations – trace and collect evidence;
- Introduce special types of research and approaches, techniques, scientific methods to work on crime prevention;
- Analyze activities conducted by the Forensic units;
- Plan and implement activities to enhance forensic efforts, existing expertise and related research process;
- Monitor conducted work, find gaps and shortcomings, arrange activities to correct them;
- Plan and deliver staff training, retraining and further education to increase qualification level and professional skills of FCD’s staff;
- Organize efforts mutually agreed with other institutions in the respective fields.
Total staff: 500 approx.
Forensic analysis: 35 643 (2016), CSI: 28 599 (2016)
Fields of expertise
- Crime scene investigation
- Drugs, pharmaceuticals and unknown substances
- Fibers, paint, glass and ink
- Explosives, engineering and arson
- Forensic speech and voice analysis
- Questioned documents and handwritings
- Facial recognition, digital media (photo & video) and computer forensics
- Toolmarks and traceology
- Traffic accident reconstruction and analysis
- Economical and financial analysis
- Scent identification (odorology)
- Canine service