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Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety
 

Firearms / Toolmarks

Forensic scientists in the Firearm and Toolmark Section of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Forensic Science Services primarily determine if bullets, cartridge cases, shotshells, wadding or other ammunition components were fired in a particular firearm.  In addition, their other duties include function testing of firearms, muzzle-to-target distance determinations, serial number restorations, toolmark examinations and NIBIN database inquiries.
 
Technician Working on a Firearm
 
         
Firearms Identification