plk. Mgr. Radka Šimková, vedoucí metodicko-organizačního oddělení, Kriminalistický ústav Praha Policie České republiky,email:

The autor drala with foundation of forensic expert service within the Police of the Czech Republic. The artikle describes beginnings of the Institute of Criminalistics Prague, Sections of Technical and Forensic Examinations of Regional Police Directorates and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Service. Itinforms about the ICP research and development activities and highl ights of the rich international cooperation. The autor addresses the system of education and training of forensic experts. Finally, it mentionsl egislative issues, focusing particularly on newly prepared classification of expert branches.