The final stage of the current participation of Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise in the CEPOL Exchange Program 2019 was the visit of Viktor Kostetskyi, the Head of Criminalistics Laboratory to the Central Forensic Laboratory of the Police, Poland.
Let’s remind that his colleague and partner in the exchange program was Colonel Krzysztof Borkowski, the Deputy Director of the Central Forensic Laboratory of the Police, who visited Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise in September 2019.
The visit of the Ukrainian specialist to colleagues from Poland was aimed at the exchange of information and experience in the field of criminalistics research.
The expert of Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise got acquainted with the structure and organization of work of the Central Forensic Laboratory of the Police of Poland, ballistics, fingerprint and trasological studies, using the FAVI system in expert work.
Particularly interesting were the experience of portrait examinations and the work of a modern laboratory for biological research. According to Viktor Kostetskyi, communication with his Polish colleagues was of a high professional level and was useful for both parties.
“The international exchange of experience allows us to understand which path it is worth developing, what new and useful should be introduced into the work of Ukrainian experts. For example, one of the achievements of the Central Forensic Laboratory of the Police is the creation of a full-scale collection of weapons with more than 5,000 objects. Today, many objects of weapons are coming to research, which are being modified in a factory way, which is difficult to detect without a reference copy. Therefore, the presence of such a collection greatly simplifies and optimizes the work of expert in ballistics,” said Viktor Kostetskyi, the Head of the Criminalistics Laboratory.
Since the beginning of the participation of Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise in CEPOL Exchange Program 2019, ten participants of leading expert laboratories from five countries of the world have made working trips. Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise is grateful to all the colleagues who participated in the program this year and will continue active international cooperation in the future.