Course length: 8 hours
The Basic Latent Print Development course is intended for patrol officers, detectives, service aides, and other personnel assigned with the duty of processing scenes for latent prints. It will encompass basic information about latent prints and their composition, documentation, and chain of custody. There will be ample time dedicated to practicing with a variety of on-scene techniques for multiple surface types.
Students enrolled in this course will be provided with a fingerprinting kit that can be used to process scenes after completion of the course.
• Welcome and Introductions
• Categories of crime scene prints
• Latent print composition
• Documentation of latent prints and chain of custody
• Surface types
• Introduction to sequential processing
• On scene decision making
• Cyanoacrylate fuming
• Black powder
• Magnetic powder
• Fluorescent powder
• Photographing prints
• Sticky side powder
• Wet Print/Small Particle Reagent
• Leucocrystal violet
• Amido black
This course can be instructed by a number of our qualified instructors. Please contact us for additional details.