FSA120 – 40.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, this course can be scheduled to meet your specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence at (800) 423-8433 or ilepse@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

Identification of suspects through fingerprint comparison is critical to many investigations. This course reinforces fundamental principles of fingerprint comparison and guides participants through the ACE-V Methodology (Analysis, Comparison, Evaluation, and Verification). Emphasis is placed on activities where participants demonstrate their ability to identify levels of details in impressions, complete fingerprint classifications according to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and Henry Classification systems, and conduct sufficiency assessments for comparison exercises. The course culminates with a series of final activities where participants conduct comparisons of latents to exemplars (for both fingerprints and palm prints) to reinforce the concepts learned in the course.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements TFSA Latent Print Comparison I Course #40066.

Prerequisites

  • Licensed or certified peace officer with a current
    commission employed by or attached to a law enforcement/investigative agency
  • Civilian employed by a law enforcement/investigative agency
    conducting investigative tasks or duties

Please fax proof of course completion to (979) 862-2788 or
send an email to ilepse@teex.tamu.edu
at least two weeks prior to class start date.  Participants will be
contacted via email to confirm approval and admittance into course.

Course Completion Requirements

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process, and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises.  The course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion.  During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirement, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed. 

Participants in a TCOLE credit course must complete the class in its entirety to receive TCOLE credit.

Recommended

  • Magnification loupe (fingerprint magnifier)
  • Ridge counters 

Topics

  • Legal and Administrative Issues Related to Friction Skin Comparison
  • Friction Skin Development
  • Levels of Detail
  • Taking Known Exemplars
  • Classification Systems
  • The ACE-V Methodology
  • Documentation
  • Court Issues

Suggested Audience

Law enforcement and non-commissioned personnel assigned to
investigative tasks and duties such as crime scene investigators, fire
investigators, detectives and medicolegal death investigators

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • 4.00 CEUs
  • 40.00 hours – Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
  • 3.00 hours – ACE
  • 40.00 hours – International Association of Identification (IAI)

Contact Information

Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence
Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Toll-Free: (800) 423-8433
Email: ilepse@teex.tamu.edu

Payment Info

  • Credit Card – Complete online registration or call (979) 845-6677
  • Purchase Order – Complete registration form and send to ilepse@teex.tamu.edu or fax to (979) 862-2788
  • Check – Complete registration form and mail to: TEEX – LAW, P.O. Box 40006, College Station, TX 77842

This course was much more than I expected. I learned more in these two weeks of training than in any other classes I have taken, and I’ve been doing this for 22 and 1/2 years.

— Forensic Technician
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