Crime scene detection
30 April 2014
Luxembourg Police Crime Scene Division or Section Police Technique is using an Ion Science Tiger volatile organic compound (VOC) detector to identify potential fire accelerating substances during arson investigation.
Inspectors from the Crime Scene Division produce a report for every fire scene being investigated. It will be noted if the Tiger indicates a negative result (no VOCs) but if the instrument detects potential fire accelerants such as gasoline, the Inspector will take images and a sample, write down the metered value and recommend to the prosecutor that the sample is analysed.
Inspector Yves Seiwert from Luxembourg Police Crime Scene Division said: "As well as being well priced, the Tiger is perfect for arson investigation. It has a rugged design, is ready to use within seconds, easy to operate with gloves and can be cleaned quickly with a wet cloth. The filters are cheap and simple to change which is not the case with competitor devices.”