Since the early 1900s, the Henry Classification System has been utilized by police departments across the country. This universal fingerprint identification and record system is essential because arrestees often use alias names to prevent police departments from discovering their past criminal deeds.
In this course, the student will learn the fundamental techniques of fingerprint pattern interpretation and how this information is used to accurately classify, search and file a criminal record. This course is taught with numerous methods of classroom instruction combining lectures with hands-on assignments, questions and answers, reinforcing quizzes and a final examination.
Although automated fingerprint identification is changing the methods of criminal record keeping, the Henry Classification System remains the backbone of law enforcement record identification. This training is vital for any individual who wishes to pursue a career in police criminal identification.
- Loop Recognition and Classification, including Ridge Counting
- Whorl Recognition and Classification, including Delta Tracing
- Arch Recognition and Classification
- Complete Henry Classification Formula from Primary to Key
- Scars and Amps Recognition and Classification
- NCIC Classification Formula
- Glossary of Fingerprint Terms
- Ten-print Card Classiﬁcation and Evaluation
- Course Review and Final Examination
Johnny Leonard is a retired Deputy Director of the City-County Bureau of Identification in Raleigh, NC and is both an I.A.I. Certified Latent Print Examiner and Footwear Examiner. He has also worked for the FBI and the NC State Bureau of Investigation. He has been a latent fingerprint examiner for the past 30 years and has over 41 years of fingerprint experience. During the past 34 years he has instructed over 110 classes and trained more than 1000 students in the science of fingerprints.
The course cost is $600.00 per student with class size limited to 15 students. Please bring your magnifier should you have one and if not, one will be provided for the duration of the class. Transportation, food and lodging costs are the responsibility of the student.
To enroll, register online at www.sirchie.com or call (800) 356-7311, if you have any questions. You can also Fax: (919) 556-6784 Mon. thru Fri. ( 8:00 am to 4:30pm EST) Unless noted otherwise, all cancellations made at least 21 days prior to class will be refundable. Cancellations made 20 or less days prior to class will not be refundable. The instructor reserves the right to cancel the class due to lack of enrollment with all tuition refunded.
Raleigh is served by several major airlines through the Raleigh/Durham International Airport, which is just a short drive from SIRCHIE®’s training complex. Transportation from motels to the training center is normally provided by the student. Sirchie will provide transportation if needed.
There are a number of hotels in the area. Call our Training Director at (800) 356-7311 for a complete list.
The course is held at SIRCHIE®'s state-of-the-art manufacturing and training complex Youngsville, North Carolina.