The “Toolmarks” expert unit within the Microanalysis department of the French forensic science institute, the Institut de Recherche Criminelle de la Gendarmerie Nationale (IRCGN), unveiled the features of the Toolmarks Analysis Comparison System (TACS) during the 2019 Milipol-Paris exhibition (19th to 22nd November).
Produced and developed by R&D Vision, this optical system is used to view and capture high-resolution images of marks left during burglaries. The TACS now scans impressions collected on-site by investigators.
The TACS ensures toolmark image quality and consistency for automated comparisons using image processing. This system thus enhances the processing abilities of toolmark experts when it comes to investigations into burglaries or criminal damage.