Advanced Latent Palm Print Comparison Class (Sirchie HQ) May 13-17, 2024


This class will be held at Sirchie's Headquarters in Youngsville, NC. May 13-17, 2024.

Minimum Requirements for the class:

Each student must have attended and completed a Basic Latent Fingerprint Comparison Course to be accepted in the Advanced Latent Palm Print Comparison Course. 

 You need to attend this program if...

  • You would like to learn how to recognize valuable search clues for latent palm prints
  • You would like valuable training in latent palm print orientation and comparison techniques
  • You want to understand value of Major and Minor Flexion Creases during comparisons

Many students have expressed the difficulty in comparing latent palm prints and asked for a course that addresses this and simulates routine case work type training.

This course was developed to meet these needs through combining lecture and latent print practical exercises.

This course has been approved for Certification and Recertification Training credit by the IAI

IAI Latent Print Certification Credit: 36 hours

Your Instructor

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 43 years and has over 52 years of fingerprint experience. During the past 45 years he has instructed over 260 classes and trained more than 2600 students in the science of fingerprints and footwear.

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More Information

More Information
  • The ACE-V methodology of fingerprint comparison and identification & its¬†relationship to scientific method
  • Palm print topography and its use in comparisons
  • Palm print points of direction, areas, and zones
  • Major and Minor Flexion Creases
  • Palm print orientation and palm print search clues in latent print comparisons
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