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
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 at the
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
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 Government
Department of Fingerprint Experts, registration number 207.
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
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