Phase 2 - Footwear Impression - Examination, Comparison, Identification Training (Sirchie HQ) Nov 4-8, 2024


This class will be held at Sirchie's Headquarters in Youngsville, NC  Novemebr 4-8, 2024.

Minimum Requirements: Must have completed the Phase 1 – Sirchie Footwear Impression Course, a basic Detection, Documentation, Collection and Preservation of Track Evidence Course or any Crime Scene Investigation Course will suffice.

As stated in an article published in Evidence Technology Magazine, and written by Tom Adair, footwear impressions can tell us about both the criminal and the crime. He goes on to state that we may be able to determine the make and style of shoe, and even the identity of the shoe to the exclusion of all others in the world. In this course, the student will get hands-on training in the comparison of footwear impression evidence. Please note that this class is not a detection and recovery of footwear evidence class. This class is designed primarily to allow footwear examiners the opportunity to conduct countless practical exercises in the examination, comparison and identification of footwear

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

IAI 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
  • Understanding wear, class, unique characteristics
  • How to apply ACE-V during footwear comparisons
  • Comparison of questioned impressions with known standards
  • Understanding SWGTREAD guidelines
  • Report writing and documentation
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