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Pavel Kolář

Czech Republic

COL Pavel Kolář Dipl. Eng.

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Deputy Director
Institute of Criminalistics Prague


The Institute of Criminalistics Prague – Tasks and Activities

The Institute of Criminalistics Prague (ICP) is a body of the Czech Republic Police with nation-wide responsibility in the field of forensic science. It is the expert institution listed in the register of the Ministry of Justice. Main activities of the ICP are forensic casework, research and development and methodical activity including training and education towards police forensic and crime scene units and also the justice. The ICP is accredited according ČSN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005. At the institute we perform forensic examination in 19 fields of forensic science, e.g. fingerprints, DNA examination, chemistry, forensic IT etc. Up-to-date technology for the examination of forensic evidence and documentation of the crime scene have been used by the employees of the institute and new methods developed within research projects are continuously being introduced to its activity.

Curriculum Vitae

Institute of Criminalistics Prague

1984- 1998   forensic expert in trace evidence examination

1998 – 2010 coordinator for R&D and international relations

2010-2016   director

2016             deputy director


Mr. Pavel Kolář has been working at the Institute of Criminalistics since 1984. He held the position forensic scientist in the field of trace evidence examination. Later he was charged with governing research and development and international cooperation activitties of the ICP. He is an active representative of the ICP in the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes. He is the author of a number of publications notably in the field of forensic trace evidence examination.

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