It is the mission of Prime Forensic Consulting to provide support for the judicial system in the fields of Firearm/Tool Mark Examination as well as Shooting Incident Reconstruction. In fulfilling this mission, we apply the most current and best practices in policy, procedure, training and education.
Prime Forensic Consulting was formed in 2015 by Jay M. Stuart while employed as a Firearm/Tool Mark Examiner by the Albuquerque Police Department. Specializing in the examination of firearm-related evidence (i.e. firearms, projectiles and cartridge cases) as well as shooting incident reconstruction, his knowledge and skills are founded in over a decade of forensic examinations.
Jay holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry with a Criminalistics Emphasis from the Metropolitan State College of Denver. In addition, he is certified by the Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners (AFTE) in all three areas offered: Firearm Evidence Examination and Identification, Toolmark Evidence Examination and Identification, and Gunshot Residue Evidence Examination and Identification, and has received over 100 hours of shooting incident reconstruction training, giving him an important balance of education and practical experience.