ALLAN  BAYLE
INDEPENDENT FINGERPRINT EXPERT

BRITAIN'S LEADING AUTHORITY ON FORENSIC RIDGEOLOGY

(QUANTITATIVE~QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS)

 Updated 9 May 2007
Professional Services

Training and Experience

Expert Certification

Contact Information

Disclaimer
 
 


"There's nane ever fear'd that the truth should be heard but they whom the truth would indite."

--Robert Burns


 

Professional Services

Re-examination of latent print evidence.

Examination and analyzing of evidence for latent finger and palm prints, (prosecution or defence).

Comparison of latent prints and inked (record) finger and palm prints.

Expert consultant for all aspects of forensic science related to fingerprint identification and latent print examination.

All aspects dealing with the identification of cadavers.

Lecture on fingerprints including ridgeology.

Advise on documentaries or programmes for TV & radio.


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Training and Experience

               I am a Forensic Scientist and a member of the Society of Expert Witnesses and enrolled on the U.K. Register of Expert Witnesses. During my career with the Metropolitan Police Service, my name was on the register of Fingerprint Experts in England & Wales , which is held at The National Training Centre for Scientific Support to Crime Investigation in Durham , on behalf of the Association of Chief Police Officers.           

            In 1975, I joined the Metropolitan Police Service at New Scotland Yard as a fingerprint officer. I regraded as an identification officer, this new grade encompassed expertise in fingerprints and forensic scene examination.  

            I have successfully completed both the basic and advanced fingerprint courses and have become a recognised expert since 1981. In April 1998, I completed a forensic ridgeology course in America .  I have given evidence on finger/palm identifications and related matters in all types of courts, including the Federal Court in Philadelphia , U.S.A.  

            I have successfully completed the basic and advanced forensic scene examination courses within the Metropolitan Police Service and I have completed five operational tours of duty, examining scenes of crime covering burglary to murder scenes. In 1993, I received a commendation for my outstanding scene examination.  

            From August 1996 until May 2001, I lectured at the Scientific Support College for the Metropolitan Police Training Establishment in Hendon. Subjects included basic fingerprint foundation, advanced fingerprint, cadavers/chemical, and forensic basic awareness courses. I researched forensic ridgeology (quantitative/qualitative analysis) of finger marks for the last three years, which included completing evidence, lecturing and giving advice on all types of latent marks.           

            I have been an advisor to the ACPO led Project Board for fingerprint training which includes ridgeology and designing a ridgeology course for future experts in the U.K.           

Since June 2001, I have been employed as an independent consultant and adviser on all fingerprint and forensic scene examination matters including lectures in the U.K. , U.S.A. and Australia .  

I have been engaged in the identification of persons by means of finger, thumb and palm prints for more than 31 years and I have never known impressions taken from different fingers, thumbs or palms to agree in the sequence of the ridges and the ridge characteristics (second level detail) and other friction ridge detail (third level detail).


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Expert Certification

Certificate of registration on the National Register of Police and Government Department of Fingerprint Experts, registration number 207.
 


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Contact Information

Mailing Address:

ALLAN ARDON-BAYLE
ARDON-BAYLE & ASSOCIATES 
77, GREAT NORTH WAY
HENDON
LONDON, NW4 1PT
UK
 

TELEPHONE/FAX: (44) 020-8201-5687

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ALLAN ARDON-BAYLE
ARDON-BAYLE & ASSOCIATES
68, CARDEN PLACE
ABERDEEN, AB10 1UL
SCOTLAND
UK

Tel: 0208-201-5687
Fax: 0208-201-5687







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Disclaimer

The Fingerprint Department at New Scotland Yard endorses no independent experts. The contents of these pages do not purport to represent any endorsement, opinion or statements by the Fingerprint Department at New Scotland Yard or any other agency or organisation.
 


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