Latent Print Examiner Resume Samples

The Latent Print Examiner is a forensic professional responsible for analysing and comparing latent fingerprints found at the crime spot, to identify the individual involved in criminal activity. Typical work activities listed on the Latent Print Examiner Resume are – collecting, processing, and preserving fingerprint evidence, utilizing various techniques such as fingerprint lifting, and chemical processing to enhance print quality, conducting detailed examinations using specialized equipment and databases, preparing reports, testifying as expert witnesses in the court.

Successful example resumes mention qualifications such as – a deep understanding of forensic techniques, the ability to maintain the integrity of evidence, attention to detail, patience, experience working meticulously under pressure, and staying updated with the advancements in forensic technology. To become a latent print examiner, individuals typically need a bachelor’s degree in forensic science, criminal justice, or a related field. Specialized training in fingerprint analysis and experience working in forensic laboratories are often required.

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Latent Print Examiner Resume

Summary : As a Latent Print Examiner, work in a specialized forensic science discipline conducting examinations of physical evidence submitted by Law Enforcement agencies involving impression evidence.

Skills : Analysis, Detail-oriented.

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Description :

  1. Provided expert testimony to courts of law in the development, comparison, and identification of latent fingerprint evidence.
  2. Periodically attended and participated in continuing education training and professional meetings.
  3. Updated professional expertise through regular study of new developments in current literature and by attending courses, seminars, and industry meetings.
  4. Conducted technical reviews of casework performed by co-workers including verification of identifications.
  5. Participated in annual proficiency examinations.
  6. Developed and conducted training programs for personnel throughout the agency and external partners as needed.
  7. Provided tours and presentations to agency personnel, external law enforcement members, prosecutors, and other individuals as directed.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BSc in Forensic Science


Associate Latent Print Examiner Resume

Objective : As an Associate Latent Print Examiner, responsible for analyzing fingerprints recovered from a crime scene and comparing them to existing records to determine the identity of suspects.

Skills : Critical thinking, Attention to detail.

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Description :

  1. Responsible for documenting their findings and providing expert testimony in court proceedings.
  2. Interacted with vendors and industry personnel to evaluate new technology, equipment, and processes.
  3. Performed routine maintenance on equipment.
  4. Operated and maintained vehicles used to retrieve evidence and respond to crime scenes when expertise is requested.
  5. Examined latent fingerprints to compare and identify fingerprints of suspects or victims.
  6. Assessed evidence and provide expert testimony in court.
  7. Communicated results to police officers and other legal professionals.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BSc in Forensic Science


Senior Latent Print Examiner Resume

Summary : As a Senior Latent Print Examiner, identify and compare latent prints found at crime scenes to known fingerprints, to link individuals to the scene of a crime.

Skills : Problem-solving, Fingerprints examination.

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Description :

  1. Carried out research and development of new methods and technologies related to fingerprint analysis.
  2. Ensured that evidence is recorded accurately and stored appropriately.
  3. Processed crime scenes to recover latent prints. Documents and protects evidence following laboratory procedures and ensures maintenance of chain of custody.
  4. Interpreted results for forensic and/or intelligence exploitation.
  5. Wrote reports giving conclusions and opinions from observations and test results.
  6. Mixed chemicals as required and performed quality checks on instruments and reagents.
  7. Maintained a clean laboratory and personal workspace environment, by laboratory procedures.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BSc in Forensic Science

Assistant Latent Print Examiner Resume

Objective : As an Assistant Latent Print Examiner, experience working in a lab performing Latent Print Examinations and Analysis on all types of materials including porous, non-porous, and semi-porous materials.

Skills : Pattern recognition, Laboratory techniques.

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Description :

  1. Identified, labeled, and photographed latent prints on evidence.
  2. Photographed each latent print using proper photographic equipment and techniques.
  3. Analyzed latent prints in Adobe Photoshop to determine suitability and submit to the agency.
  4. Responded to crime scenes when necessary to document, preserve, and collect latent prints.
  5. Documented all examination results/findings in the Weapons Technical Intelligence Exploitation Analysis Tool (WEAT) database.
  6. Experienced using chemical, physical, and digital latent print examination techniques to produce a suitable print for comparison.
  7. Experienced with utilizing and submitting to ABIS, AFIS, and/or other national databases.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BSc in Forensic Science

Junior Latent Print Examiner Resume

Objective : As a Junior Latent Print Examiner, experience in the examination of digital images and the determination of whether a latent print has sufficient quality to make a comparison, and/or to submit to the available databases.

Skills : Scientific methods, Report writing.

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Description :

  1. Experienced with digital forensic principles and tools and knowledge of tools and systems used for identity exploitation of biometric attributes.
  2. Possessed experience in the review and evaluation of identity data contained in large Federal identity information repositories and in the management of best practices, techniques, and methods in the biometric field.
  3. Wrote technical reports on the scientific analysis of comparisons.
  4. Developed and maintained professional working relationships with colleagues.
  5. Provided outstanding customer service and support to State, Federal, and Local Law Enforcement agencies, and agents throughout the Department of Homeland Security and its mission partners.
  6. Provided courtroom testimony which includes the preparation of charts, photographs, and other materials as needed.
  7. Trained less skilled fingerprint examiners in fingerprint examination and analysis as needed.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BSc in Forensic Science

Latent Print Examiner Resume

Summary : As a Latent Print Examiner, responsible for the recovery, examination, and identification of latent prints and human skin friction impressions to be utilized in investigations of crimes, unidentified death investigations, accidents, and disasters associated with criminal, civil, and internal investigations.

Skills : Communication, Collaboration.

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Description :

  1. Acted as the verifier, providing Quality Assurance (QA) checks made by less skilled fingerprint examiners as needed.
  2. Performed analysis techniques to determine the existence of latent prints.
  3. Identified, marked, photographed, determined suitability, submitted, and performed comparisons.
  4. Processed evidence to determine the presence of latent fingerprints using any documented wet and dry laboratory process at their location.
  5. Examined evidence for latent prints using all means available, including, specialized lighting sources, conditions, and magnification.
  6. Photographed each latent print using photographic equipment capable of producing an image of 1000 dpi or greater.
  7. Examined the photographic image and determined whether the print has sufficient quality to make a comparison, and to submit to the Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS).
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
BSc in Forensic Science

Latent Print Examiner Resume

Summary : As a Latent Print Examiner, responsible for the recovery of latent prints and human skin friction impressions examining fingerprints and skin impressions collected from crime scenes, and providing analysis.

Skills : Evidence handling, Documentation.

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Description :

  1. Annotated the case file documentation, detailing the processing techniques and the examination results.
  2. Performed administrative and/or technical reviews of reports and worksheets.
  3. Ensured proper chain of custody is maintained at all times
  4. Prepared exhibits, photographic enlargements, and reports for presentation as evidence in court. 
  5. Determined quality of content and comparability factors and examines impression evidence for class and individual characteristics.
  6. Served as a lead worker for the operation of the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS).
  7. Maintained custody and security of a large volume of fingerprint cards recovered latent prints and filed fingerprint cards and other records of suspects.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Consultant
Education
Education
BSc in Forensic Science

Latent Print Examiner Resume

Summary : As a Latent Print Examiner, followed quality control procedures and ensured that all work was performed according to laboratory procedures, state and federal regulations, and ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) accreditation standards.

Skills : Time Management, Latent Prints.

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Description :

  1. Performed screening, evaluation, comparison, identification, development, and preservation of latent fingerprint evidence obtained from crime scenes or elsewhere.
  2. Used advanced techniques to include forensic, chemical, physical, and imaging processes for the visualization, preservation, development, and recovery of latent print evidence.
  3. Interpreted results, formulates independent conclusions, and prepares reports of findings for use by the criminal justice system.
  4. Provided expert testimony in State, Superior, and Federal Courts as a subject matter expert.
  5. Provided technical advice and guidance to laboratory personnel and members of the criminal justice system in forensic matters.
  6. Operated AFIS/NGI terminals and DCS5 digital imaging system.
  7. Maintained case files and chain of custody records in an electronic laboratory information management system.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BSc in Forensic Science

Latent Print Examiner Resume

Summary : As a Latent Print Examiner, conducts advanced forensic analysis of latent fingerprint evidence at an accredited laboratory.

Skills : Law Enforcement Agencies, Afis.

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Description :

  1. Provided ten-print/facial/iris examination support, as necessary, to the ESS Biometric Examiner operation.
  2. Utilized a case management/database portal system to properly document case notes and metrics as well as prepare reports to communicate results to the submitting customer.
  3. Monitored queue applications to resolve Unsolved Latent Matches (ULMs).
  4. Maintained digital Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Work Instructions (WIs).
  5. Prepared and delivered training programs specific to latent fingerprints.
  6. Performed administrative and technical reviews of reports and associated case documents.
  7. Performed examination of physical evidence utilizing laboratory equipment.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
BSc in Forensic Science

Latent Print Examiner Resume

Headline : As a Latent Print Examiner, collect, identify, classify, and analyze physical evidence related to criminal investigations. Perform tests on weapons or substances, such as fiber, hair, and tissue to determine the significance of the investigation.

Skills : Identification System, Fingerprint Cards.

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Description :

  1. Conducted technical and scientific examinations of exhibit material submitted by law enforcement personnel to assist with criminal investigations and to develop criminal intelligence.
  2. Processed evidence for the recovery of latent prints using chemicals and other various techniques.
  3. Evaluated the quality of latent prints submitted and developed to determine suitability for comparison purposes.
  4. Performed analysis, comparison, and identifications of inked and latent fingers, palms, and footprints to known standards.
  5. Photographed latent prints on evidence using digital camera equipment.
  6. Prepared photographic enlargements to demonstrate the arrival of a conclusion.
  7. Utilized the Biometric Identification System to develop candidates for latent fingerprint comparisons. Incorporates findings resulting from these comparisons into reports which form a basis for legal proceedings.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Consultant
Education
Education
BSc in Forensic Science