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Schwarz Forensic Enterprises (SFE) is a full service forensics consulting company that can bring a range of subject matter expertise to your law enforcement needs. SFE has a network of qualified, certified experts and examiners who can respond to and process crime scenes, advise on laboratory design of new facilities and structural, work-flow or process improvements of existing laboratories, and provide customized training to your employees. Our SME can provide on- or offsite assistance in reducing your latent print, DNA and drug toxicology backlog, conduct validation or performance checks on new procedures or equipment, and help you to design and execute research projects. In addition, SFE has recently added expert scientific writing and editing services on a range of topics for deliverables including but not limited to grant applications, journal articles, white papers, PowerPoint presentations, and technical manuals or reports.


Crime Scene Response

SFE has a network of qualified, certified experts available to respond to major crime scenes that may overwhelm local resources and require additional support or expertise. Our experts can collect and preserve evidence, provide diagrams, photographs and notes at the scene, and perform 3D scanning and mapping as needed. We are unaware of any other forensic consulting entity to provide such services. We have a proven track record of successfully deploying consultants to process crime scenes for law enforcement clients; these scenes have included homicides, death investigations, officer-involved shootings and other crimes.


Subject Matter Expertise

SFE has a network of subject matter experts and other experienced, certified examiners that are available for consultation or laboratory support as needed. Our team includes experts in a number of areas in forensics, including:

  • Latent print examinations
  • Latent print evidence processing
  • AFIS/IAFIS examinations
  • Ten print examinations
  • Photography
  • DNA identification
  • Drug testing
  • Impression evidence , footwear and tire examination
  • Firearms/Tool mark examinations
  • Crime scene processing (see above for more details)


Scientific Writing

Schwarz Forensic Enterprises (SFE) has the expertise and experience to provide scientific writing and editing support on a wide range of topics to our clients. Our experienced researchers and writers will work in tandem with our network of subject matter experts and our clients in developing:

  • Grant applications
  • Journal articles
  • Books or book chapters
  • Technical manuals or reports
  • Conference abstracts
  • PowerPoint presentations (fully annotated)
  • Brochures
  • White papers
  • Web content
  • Others as requested


The cost for these services varies based on the nature and amount of resource information provided by the client, the extent of development of the document at the time of engagement, and the time required to complete the project.


As mentioned in more detail under “Research Projects”, we can also provide consultation on research design, protocols, data analysis and interpretation.


Performance Checking/Evaluation

SFE will assist you in setting up and testing a new piece of equipment or a new process to ensure that it operates according to specifications and in line with validation results.



Validation is an important step in ensuring the integrity of techniques and procedures both to establish confidence in their use within the lab as well as the scientific and legal communities. Validation also helps to identify the parameters under which valid results can be obtained as well as the limitations associated with the technique or procedure. It is a labor-intensive and exacting process that must be conducted by experienced experts.


SFE can conduct validation studies for your laboratory based on accepted procedures and guidelines, and will provide a detailed report per industry standards.


Research Consultation and/or Implementation

SFE can provide research support to your laboratory in a number of ways, including grant writing to attempt to secure funding, study design, protocol development, implementation, data collection, statistical analysis and reporting of results.