Knowledge of forensic methods, techniques and theory.
Knowledge of modern laboratory methods, equipment, materials and safety standards.
Knowledge of the properties of hazardous and toxic material substances, their physiological effects, and proper methods and procedures for disposal.
Skill in the use and care of laboratory equipment and materials.
Knowledge of forensic toolmark examination techniques, as well as theoretical and practical
knowledge of firearms, ammunition and ammunition components, production and matching techniques.
Knowledge and understanding of firearm and toolmark identification theory and pattern matching, as well as firing distance estimation, based on chemical residue pattern analysis.
Knowledge of firearms ballistics and shooting reconstruction.
Ability to interpret data.
Ability to formulate valid conclusions on the basis of tests and data.
Ability to make and defend decisions.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.