Trace Eye-D is a security products developer and manufacturing company headquartered in Manatee County, Florida, with its laboratory and production facility in nearby Sarasota. Our technology is designed to equip, law enforcement agencies and other security providers with solutions for drug enforcement, counter-terrorism operations and threat detection. All Trace Eye-D products are manufactured in the USA, using the highest quality industry standards.

We are developers and manufacturers of patented colorimetric chemical wipe products for instant detection of  surface drug and explosive trace.

Our goal is to address growing public and private security and safety needs. Each day we strive to develop innovative solutions that can save lives.

Our mission is to make the world a safer place.


Chris Baden

Trace Eye-D CEO, Founder | Driving Growth through Innovative Solutions

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Chris St. Peters

Trace Eye-D CRO

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Kei Bland

Trace Eye-D Product Specialist, Process Engineer / Division Manager - Narcotics

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Barry Gorski

Director of R+D

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Nick Butler

Senior Lab Technician

Christopher Petiach

Major Accounts Representative

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Mike Powers

Law Enforcement Consultant

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Dr. Susan Hallowell

PhD Science Advisor, Analytical Chemist

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Trace Eye-D belongs to the Florida Sheriffs Association and the Florida Police Chiefs Association because it is a company that produces high-quality detection products specifically for law enforcement agencies and the military. These products are essential for the safety and security of the officers and the community they serve. By being a member of these organizations, Trace Eye-D is able to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and needs of law enforcement agencies and provide the best possible products to meet those needs. Additionally, Trace Eye-D is proud to manufacture all of its products in the USA, supporting local jobs and the economy.