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Organization

NFC has approximately 520 employees and operates in Linköping, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö.

NFC comprises the national forensic laboratory in Linköping and three regional forensic laboratories in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö. Swedish Crime Scene Investigators (CSI:s) are employed at the forensic sections of the seven police regions. Limited laboratory activities – primarily the development of latent fingerprints – are also performed at these sections. Cases involving digital forensics is handled at NFC, at the Department of National Operations and at the forensic sections within the seven police regions.

NFC consists of 8 sections:

Biology Section

  • Completed cases: 15,500 dna cases, of which approximately 8,200  consisted of serious crime cases (2018)
  • Reference samples dna: 30,000 (2018)
  • Employees: 109 (december 2018)

Fields of activity:

The mission of the Biology Section is to perform human biological trace search, identification, recovery and subsequent dna analyzes, interpretation of results and reporting as well as as well as management of dna registers.

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Chemistry and Technology Section

  • Completed cases: 6,400 (2018)
  • Employees :115 (December 2018)

Fields of activity:

The Chemistry and Technology Section mainly carries out different types of comparisions such as fingerprints, fibers, shoe prints, tires, tools, explosives, paints, glass and bullets.

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Drug Analysis Section

  • Completed cases: 50,400 (2018)
  • Employees: 73 (December 2018)

Fields of activity:

The principal role of the Drug Analysis Section is to perform analyses, both qualitatively och quantitatively, of material suspected to contain restricted substances in four categories; narcotics, goods harmful to health, doping substances and medicines.

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Information Technology Section

  • Completed cases: 2,100 (2018)
  • Employees: 68 (December 2018)

Fields of activity:

Employees at the Information Technology Section work with information carriers of all types, from examinations of writing, documents and banknotes to technical examination of data, sound and images.

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Management Office

  • Employees: 47 (December 2018)

Fields of actitity:

The Management Office facilitates operational activities by providing support in a number of different areas as for example finance, recordkeeping, training and education, accreditation/quality work, and research and development. The employees are for instance senior registry clerks, project managers, business developers, administrators, operations experts and coordinators.

NFC Stockholm

  • Completed cases: 2,900 (2018)
  • Cases on behalf of the Swedish Migration Board regarding search of asylum seekers fingerprints: 18,100 (2018)
  • Administrative commissions: 9,600 (2018)
  • Employees: 50 (December 2018)

Fields of activity:

NFC Stockholm consists of three groups; two Fingerprint Groups and one Marks and Documentation Group. The employees mainly develop and identify fingerprints, analyze mechanical traces (trace evidence), carry out analyses of shoe prints, investigate firearms and record traces by means of fotography and film.

NFC Syd

  • Completed cases: 3,600 (2018)
  • Employees: 32 (December 2018)

Fields of activity:

The employees of NFC Syd mainly develop and identify fingerprints, analyze mechanical traces (trace evidence), carry out analyses of shoe prints, investigate firearms and record traces by means of fotography and film.

NFC Väst

  • Completed cases: 2,200 (2018)
  • Employees: 26 (December 2018)

Fields of activity:

The employees of NFC Väst develop and identify fingerprints, analyze mechanical traces (trace evidence), carry out analyses of shoe prints and firearms investigations as well as secure biological traces. In addition, traces may be recorded by means of fotography and film, and the Section may also undertake UAS (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) operations.

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