INDEPENDENT FINGERPRINT EXPERT
BRITAIN'S LEADING AUTHORITY ON FORENSIC RIDGEOLOGY
|Updated 9 May 2007|
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.
|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
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
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
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
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
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).
registration on the National Register of Police and
Department of Fingerprint Experts, registration
Department at New Scotland Yard endorses no
independent experts. The
contents of these pages do not purport to represent
opinion or statements by
the Fingerprint Department at New Scotland Yard or
any other agency or
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