Robert Cilwa – Forensic Examiner, Firearms & Tool Mark Identification

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Robert Cilwa – Forensic Examiner, Firearms & Tool Mark Identification

EDUCATION
· Bachelor of Science degree, Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan
August 1979, Major: Physical Science

WORK EXPERIENCE
· Johnson County Crime Laboratory, Mission, Kansas
(January 1999 – June 2001)
Forensic Examiner, Firearms and Tool Mark Identification Deputy Sheriff
· Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Topeka, Kansas
(April 1995 – January 1999)
Forensic Examiner, Firearms and Tool Mark Identification
· Michigan State Police, East Lansing, Michigan
(April 1974 – February 1995)
Forensic Examiner Assigned to Firearms, Tool mark, and Explosive
Identification Unit
· Michigan State Police Trooper
(September 1969 – April 1974)
Assigned to Warren and New Baltimore Posts

EXPERT TESTIMONY
· Qualified in state courts in Kansas and Michigan as an expert witness in the     discipline of firearm and tool mark identification.

SPECIALIZED TRAINING

· FBI Gunpowder & Primer Residue School
· FBI Footwear & Tire track Evidence School
· Beretta Firearm Armorer’s School
· Glock Pistol Armorer’s School
· SIG-Sauer Firearm Armorer’s School
· Sturm Ruger Firearm Armorer’s School
· Drugfire Training, Basic and Advanced
· Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners Annual Training Seminar
(several)
· Kansas Division of the International Association for Identification Training     Conference
· U.S. Army Basic Hazardous Devices School
· FBI/U.S. Army Hazardous Devices Refresher School
· Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Advanced Explosives Investigation
· Tour of various Firearms, Ammunition, Tool, and Explosives Manufacturing     Factories
· Firearm and Tool Mark Identification Training, Michigan State Police
· Michigan State Police Recruit School

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

· Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners (past member)
· Kansas Division of the International Association for Identification
(past member)
· International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (past member)

TECHNICAL AND MANAGERIAL SKILLS

· Develop section standards and procedures manual
· Develop section quality assurance procedures
· Supervise professional employees
· Conduct forensic examination of firearms and tool mark evidence
· Prepare and present forensic training at law enforcement training seminars
· Prepare federal grant proposals for laboratory equipment
· Provide expert witness testimony in courts of law

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Robert Cilwa – Forensic Examiner, Firearms & Tool Mark Identification