Top Latent Print Examiner Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Latent Print Examiner. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Latent Print Examiner resumes they appeared on. For example, 23.5% of Latent Print Examiner resumes contained Latent Prints as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Latent Print Examiner actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Latent Print Examiner resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Latent Prints

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Here's how Latent Prints is used in Latent Print Examiner jobs:
  • Compare latent prints to known individuals and formally report on my conclusions.
  • Conducted technical exams to develop, preserve and identify latent prints.
  • Examine latent prints using the A.C.E.V.
  • Compare latent prints with known prints.
  • Compared latent prints to known prints.
  • Photograph latent prints Analyze and compare latent prints.

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2. Physical Evidence

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Here's how Physical Evidence is used in Latent Print Examiner jobs:
  • Dusted all collected physical evidence for latent fingerprints.
  • Processed, evaluated and secured physical evidence.
  • Processed decedents for the purpose of identification and recovery of physical evidence.
  • Collected and preserved physical evidence, photographs and laboratory submissions.
  • Analyzed, photographed and examined physical evidence.
  • Collected, analyzed and interpreted information, documentation and physical evidence associated with investigations.

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3. Afis

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Here's how Afis is used in Latent Print Examiner jobs:
  • Operated the CAL-ID AFIS and IAFIS fingerprint database systems.
  • Evaluate and enter suitable prints in the AFIS.
  • Increased AFIS HIT ratio from 24%.
  • Evaluate impressions for AFIS (automated fingerprint identification system) potential.
  • Determined the value of latent fingerprints submitted by PSPD employees; forwarded to CAL-ID or DOJ for AFIS entry.
  • Monitor AFIS system status and inform supervisor of system status problems for review and appropriate action.

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4. Biometric

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Here's how Biometric is used in Latent Print Examiner jobs:
  • Support and assist Military (Biometrics) Specialized in comparing and verifying latent prints to known impressions for identification.
  • Facilitated Biometric enrollment to successfully secure five terrorists that were on the Watch list.
  • Assisted Biometric Examiners with high priority and complex manual tenprint comparisons.
  • Complete other biometric examinations; tenprint, facial, and iris.

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5. Comparison Purposes

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Here's how Comparison Purposes is used in Latent Print Examiner jobs:
  • Use Photoshop to enhance the digital images of latent prints for analysis and comparison purposes.

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6. Identification System

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Here's how Identification System is used in Latent Print Examiner jobs:
  • Plot and enter all latent fingerprints into the Automated Fingerprint Identification System for comparison against databases containing 10 print latent classifications.
  • Searched unknown fingerprint impressions in the Automated Fingerprint Identification System and the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System.
  • Compared fingerprints submitted into AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System).
  • Entered latent evidence prints into the Automated Fingerprints Identification System (AFIS).
  • Operate Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) to update criminal records.
  • Entered unidentified latent prints into the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) to assist in identifying suspects.

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7. Adobe Photoshop

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Here's how Adobe Photoshop is used in Latent Print Examiner jobs:
  • Improved Adobe Photoshop performance use from 52% to 98%.

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8. ULW

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Here's how ULW is used in Latent Print Examiner jobs:
  • Completed evidence processing and AFIS database entry using ULW.
  • Use ULW to encode minutiae in latent prints for submission to an AFIS/IAFIS-like database.
  • Conducted detailed manual comparisons utilizing Universal Latent Workstation (ULW) software and Adobe Photoshop.

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9. Analyze Data

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Here's how Analyze Data is used in Latent Print Examiner jobs:
  • Collect, maintain and analyze data on productivity.

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10. Law Enforcement

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Here's how Law Enforcement is used in Latent Print Examiner jobs:
  • Collaborated with outside law enforcement entities.
  • Provide guidance and training to law enforcement personnel.
  • Administer chemical breath tests for alcohol and disseminates criminal information to other law enforcement and authorized agencies.
  • Provided critical information to various law enforcement agencies and provides expert testimony to courts for assigned cases.
  • Provided law enforcement personnel with photographic montages (line-ups) and identification photos of subjects.
  • Performed installations of components to transform civilian vehicles into law enforcement vehicles.

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11. IED

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Here's how IED is used in Latent Print Examiner jobs:
  • Certified through the International Association for Identification.
  • Conducted manual latent to latent and latent to known comparisons in order to determine maker of IED evidence and establish patterns.
  • Classified fingerprints using the Henry Classification, Compare booking prints to determine identity, previous bookings.
  • Verified work of other examiners, prepared reports, made presentations and provided tours.
  • Qualified as Latent Print Examiner expert in General District and Circuit Courts.
  • Qualified as an expert witness in the Superior Court.
  • Classified and file searched criminal and civilian fingerprint cards.
  • Testified 69 times in state and federal courts.
  • Processed weapons and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) for fingerprints and DNA for a laboratory in Afghanistan.

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12. Expert Testimony

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Here's how Expert Testimony is used in Latent Print Examiner jobs:
  • Provide expert testimony on forensic investigation and laboratory techniques in legal and administrative hearings.
  • Provided expert testimony in criminal cases and successfully managed a work load of multiple open and concurrent investigations.
  • Facilitated joint investigations with the Division of Police * Provided court reports and expert testimony on high profile cases.
  • Provided expert testimony and responded to approximately 25 homicides and 200-300 burglaries per year.
  • Work in conjunction with investigations of sworn investigators and provide expert testimony in court.
  • Provided expert testimony in court.

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13. DNA

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Here's how DNA is used in Latent Print Examiner jobs:
  • Serve as registering agent for the Virginia State Police Sex Offender Registry and DNA database.
  • Processed evidence in-house for latent fingerprints, trace evidence and DNA evidence.
  • Processed crime scenes for fingerprints, DNA (various types), trace evidence, bloodstain pattern analysis, bullet trajectory.
  • Collected variety of evidence including fingerprints, DNA, photographic (35mm film, digital, and video),
  • Processed evidence submitted to crime lab for fingerprints (powder; chemical; photography) and DNA.
  • Process property crime scenes for DNA collection, fingerprint dusting and lifting, and photography.

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14. Police Department

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Here's how Police Department is used in Latent Print Examiner jobs:
  • Assist with the annual Chula Vista Police Department Police foundation non-profit event.
  • Maintain confidentiality of records and reports as well as Justice Department and Santa Monica Police Department database information.
  • Served as a representative on the Police Department's Quality Management Committee (QMC).
  • Transport items of evidence between the main Police Department facility and the Property facility.
  • Served as a member of Roanoke County Police Department Honor Guard for six years.
  • Serve as a receptionist for the Police Department and initial contact for visitors.

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15. Court Testimony

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Here's how Court Testimony is used in Latent Print Examiner jobs:
  • Write written statement reports describing all procedures and evidence for court testimony.
  • Perform public safety, court testimony, community involvement, training, public speaking awareness programs.
  • Coordinate with Prosecutors and US Attorneys to provide expert court testimony as required.
  • Used various computer based systems to perform analytical/statistical functions and to create presentations for briefings and court testimony.
  • Court Testimony.Maintained forfeiture accounts and Department auctions.
  • Attended all pre-trails with defense and District Attorneys and assisted in evidence reviews in preparation for court testimony.

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16. Cexc

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Here's how Cexc is used in Latent Print Examiner jobs:
  • Assigned to CEXC (Combined Explosives eXploitation Cell) in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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17. DOD

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Here's how DOD is used in Latent Print Examiner jobs:
  • Reviewed and screened results for face and iris searches in the DoD ABIS.
  • Maintained DoD Top Secret Clearance Administer annual proficiency tests and proctor certification exams
  • Maintained DoD Secret Clearance Administer annual proficiency tests

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18. ABI

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Here's how ABI is used in Latent Print Examiner jobs:
  • Review effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity Review transportability requirement determinations.
  • Assisted with the testing of a new transaction manager for the DoD ABIS (an AFIS like system).
  • Possess skills and ability to perform complex training duties on difficult programs.
  • Have the ability to inspire others at all levels.
  • Possess ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Conducted testing of an upgraded ABIS system by documenting and reporting issues with developers.

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19. Latent Evidence

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Here's how Latent Evidence is used in Latent Print Examiner jobs:
  • Managed and maintained the general working order and sustainment of the Latent Evidence and Forensic Photography Sections.

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20. Processing Method

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Here's how Processing Method is used in Latent Print Examiner jobs:
  • Determined the most effective processing method and subsequently examined evidence for the presence of unknown latent fingerprints.
  • Testified in court regarding the findings and processing methods of evidence used at the scene.
  • Analyze information for most and effective processing methods.

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21. Court Hearings

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Here's how Court Hearings is used in Latent Print Examiner jobs:
  • Verified and authenticated the validity and admissibility of evidence and preserved its integrity for court hearings.
  • Verified and authenticated the validity and admissibility of evidence and preserved its integrity for court hearings.
  • Located and organized evidence files for use in court hearings

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22. Digital Photography

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Here's how Digital Photography is used in Latent Print Examiner jobs:
  • Examine physical criminal evidence in a latent fingerprint lab using powder and chemical enhancement, digital photography.
  • Assisted in the transition from traditional film photography to digital photography.

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23. General Public

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Here's how General Public is used in Latent Print Examiner jobs:
  • Conducted quality control on all police business regarding the general public.
  • Assist with fingerprinting the general public and specific individual suspects in court.
  • Protected the lives and property of the general public by overt and covert patrol.
  • Addressed questions and concerns from the general public.

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24. Military Personnel

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Here's how Military Personnel is used in Latent Print Examiner jobs:
  • Conduct training for civilian and military personnel.

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25. Palm Prints

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Here's how Palm Prints is used in Latent Print Examiner jobs:
  • Analyzed hundreds of thousands of latent and known fingerprints/palm prints.

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26. NGI

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Here's how NGI is used in Latent Print Examiner jobs:
  • Performed comparisons against candidate lists (minimum 10 candidates) generated from ABIS and IAFIS/NGI (Next Generation Identification).

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27. Analytical Reports

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Here's how Analytical Reports is used in Latent Print Examiner jobs:
  • Prepare and maintain records, notes, statistical and analytical reports.
  • Issued analytical reports and testified in courts of law.Maintained proficiency through successful completion of annual internal and external proficiency tests.

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28. Proper Chain

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Here's how Proper Chain is used in Latent Print Examiner jobs:
  • Ensured that the proper chain of custody was maintained at all times.
  • Maintained proper chain of custody of all evidence for Appalachian Judicial Circuit, GBI, Sheriff's Office, and DTF.
  • Establish & maintain records to ensure proper chain of custody of physical evidence is a major aspect of the duties.
  • Gather evidence in accordance with procedures, while maintaining a proper chain of custody.
  • Collect, package and submit evidence following guidelines ensuring proper chain of custody.
  • Maintain proper chain of custody of all forensic material under examination.

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29. Department Personnel

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Here's how Department Personnel is used in Latent Print Examiner jobs:
  • Developed and provided training on evidence policies and procedures for all department personnel.
  • Prepare and implement training for Department personnel.

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30. Laboratory Environment

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Here's how Laboratory Environment is used in Latent Print Examiner jobs:
  • Examine work processes employed in a laboratory environment.

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31. Federal Courts

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Here's how Federal Courts is used in Latent Print Examiner jobs:
  • Testified as a certified expert witness in court cases for both local and Federal courts
  • Testify in local, state, and federal courts on crime scene procedure.
  • Testified in District, Superior and Federal courts.

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32. Warrant Support Packets

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Here's how Warrant Support Packets is used in Latent Print Examiner jobs:
  • Created over 100 warrant support packets and court comparison charts.

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33. CID

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Here's how CID is used in Latent Print Examiner jobs:
  • Served as Information Management Officer (IMO) for Forensic Lab and CID Offices.
  • Advised military CID (Criminal Investigation Division) and special operations personnel of forensic capabilities and protocols.
  • Prepare reports regarding reported criminal incidents, arrests, and traffic accidents

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20 Most Common Skill for a Latent Print Examiner

Latent Prints26%
Physical Evidence20%
Afis9.1%
Biometric6.5%
Comparison Purposes6%
Identification System4.6%
Adobe Photoshop3.8%
ULW3.6%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Latent Print Examiner

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Latent Prints
Latent Prints
23.5%
23.5%
2
2
Physical Evidence
Physical Evidence
18%
18%
3
3
Afis
Afis
8.3%
8.3%
4
4
Biometric
Biometric
5.9%
5.9%
5
5
Comparison Purposes
Comparison Purposes
5.4%
5.4%
6
6
Identification System
Identification System
4.1%
4.1%
7
7
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop
3.5%
3.5%
8
8
ULW
ULW
3.3%
3.3%
9
9
Analyze Data
Analyze Data
2.6%
2.6%
10
10
Law Enforcement
Law Enforcement
2%
2%
11
11
IED
IED
1.7%
1.7%
12
12
Expert Testimony
Expert Testimony
1.7%
1.7%
13
13
DNA
DNA
1.7%
1.7%
14
14
Police Department
Police Department
1.5%
1.5%
15
15
Court Testimony
Court Testimony
1.5%
1.5%
16
16
Cexc
Cexc
1.3%
1.3%
17
17
DOD
DOD
1.1%
1.1%
18
18
ABI
ABI
1.1%
1.1%
19
19
Latent Evidence
Latent Evidence
1.1%
1.1%
20
20
Processing Method
Processing Method
1.1%
1.1%
21
21
Court Hearings
Court Hearings
0.9%
0.9%
22
22
Digital Photography
Digital Photography
0.9%
0.9%
23
23
General Public
General Public
0.9%
0.9%
24
24
Military Personnel
Military Personnel
0.9%
0.9%
25
25
Palm Prints
Palm Prints
0.9%
0.9%
26
26
NGI
NGI
0.7%
0.7%
27
27
Analytical Reports
Analytical Reports
0.7%
0.7%
28
28
Proper Chain
Proper Chain
0.7%
0.7%
29
29
Department Personnel
Department Personnel
0.7%
0.7%
30
30
Laboratory Environment
Laboratory Environment
0.7%
0.7%
31
31
Federal Courts
Federal Courts
0.7%
0.7%
32
32
Warrant Support Packets
Warrant Support Packets
0.7%
0.7%
33
33
CID
CID
0.7%
0.7%

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