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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
in a TCOLE credit course must complete the class in its entirety to receive
- Magnification loupe (fingerprint magnifier)
- Ridge counters
TopicsLegal 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
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 Credits4 CEUs
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)+ACE+International Association of Identification (IAI)