This course is intended for the investigator who is new to the science of fingerprint identification. Topics will include the history of fingerprint identification, characteristics of friction ridge skin, pattern interpretation, techniques for making comparisons, and methods of obtaining properly recorded inked fingerprints. Instruction will include lecture, practical exercises, and presentations.
Instruction will be delivered by Webb county District Attorney Investigator Alberto San Miguel.
Registration is completely FREE. However, TDCAA cannot supply lunch (though coffee service will
be provided) and cannot reimburse for travel, meals, or hotel; these costs are your own. Registration is limited to 35 attendees. Initially, registration will be limited to prosecutor office personnel only. Should spots become available for attendees outside of TDCAA’s service group, notice will be added to this post.
While we do talk about latent prints and fingerprints, this course does not qualify the attendee as a Ten-Print examiner, nor as a Latent Print Examiner. Successful attendees will earn a certificate of completion. The only certification for Ten-Print or Latent Print is through the International Association of Identification. Students need to bring magnifiers and pointers.
The Basic Fingerprint Identification course will take place at the Sheraton Austin. To make reservations at the $161 group rate, call (888) 627-8349 or click here to visit TDCAA’s private reservation page. If you’re calling in, you must mention N33 in order to get the discounted rate. Rates are available until May 23 or until the block is sold out, whichever comes first. Self-parking for overnight guests is $20 per night. This hotel offers free internet in all guest rooms.