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 Expert  727734

Expert in Fingerprint Identification, Crime Scene Examination, AFIS Implementation, Bureau Management

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert is a Home Office Registered Fingerprint Expert with over 30 years experience in the field of identification of persons by their ridge detail. In 2008 Expert started his own Forensic Consultancy offering 3 main services, being a Defence Expert Witness in the Criminal Justice System, training & lecturing at a major UK University and in commercial companies and as a Consultant concentrating on best practice in Forensic Laboratories, currently assisting the UNODC in Nigeria mentoring and supporting a 'fledgling' Fingerprint Bureau .

Expert is the former Head of Fingerprint Services for Northamptonshire Police and has managed a Fingerprint Bureau with 20 professional members of staff with a range of specialism's and with a budget of £650,000 per year. Expert has represented Northamptonshire Police on Local, Regional and National Working Groups and has presented on the subject of Fingerprints and Fingerprint Technologies both at locations in the U.K. and as far away as Beijing, China.

Expert also undertook the redesign and refurbishment of the Fingerprint Development Laboratory and have "project managed" major computer installations such as NAFIS (now IDENT1) and Livescan for the Force.

Expert has an excellent working knowledge of the National Fingerprint Computer System (IDENT1), Livescan and other computerised AFIS systems; he also has an expert knowledge of all treatments and procedures used in a Fingerprint Development Laboratory.




identification process


identification system


automated fingerprint identification system


human identification

Expert is an experienced crime scene investigator. He has attended at many hundreds of crime scenes ranging from "Theft of Motor Vehicle" to numerous scenes of a more serious nature, including murder. He has also attended scenes in the guise of scene manager after the initial CSI examination, where a more technical and specialised examination is required from the Fingerprint Development Laboratory.

forensic support


crime scene investigation

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1975   None   General Education   St Marylebone Grammar School, London   None

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2008 to







Expert Runs a Forensic Consultancy offering impartial and independent advice to the Criminal Justice System as well as undertaking Consultancy and training on a worldwide basis

1989 to 2008


Northamptonshire Police, UK


Scientific Support


Head of Fingerprint Services


During his time at Northamptonshire Police in the role of Head of Fingerprint Services, He had direct line management over both the Force Fingerprint Bureau and also the Fingerprint Development Laboratory. He also had control over a combined budget of over £650,000 per anum.

He set up the Bureau as a result of the Touche Roche report of the late 1980's and directly recruited staff and set up working practices and procedures.

By 2008 Northamptonshire Police Fingerprint Bureau is now seen as one of the most successful and innovative in the UK

1979 to 1989


Metropolitan Police, UK


Fingerprint Bureau, New Scotland Yard


Fingerprint Expert


Expert Started his career at New Scotland yard where he undertook training and practical experience enabling him to become a Fingerprint Expert, he has worked in many specialist teams with the Bureau, including Fraud, Counterfiet Currency, Anti Terrorist and general crime scene examination

Career Accomplishments:

Expert has recieved two Chief Constable Commendation's (the highest award in UK Policing) in relation to his work in Scientific Support and on Assistant Chief Constables Commendation for the construction of a bespoke Scientific Support evidence management system.

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1979 to 1989   Metropolitan Police, New Scotland Yard, London   Fingerprint Expert   Expert undertook the role of Fingerprint Expert in many of the operational teams at the Fingerprint Branch of New Scotland yard, including the Fraud and Anti-Terrorist teams, as well as attachments to many London Police Stations as an Expert Scene Examiner
1989 to 2008   Northamptonshire Police, UK   Head of Fingerprint Services   To manage the Fingerprint Bureau and Development Laboratory for the Force, acting as the Senior Expert for the Force.

Expert Started the Fingerprint Bureau in 1989 and it has now progressed to be one of the finest in the UK.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert is currently working with the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime, supporting and mentoring the Fingerprint Section of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Nigeria, involving trips to Nigeria to write policies and guidelines, make recommendations as to equipment and to assist with ongoing training requirements.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has been a practising Fingerprint Expert for over 30 years, 28 of those working as a Prosecution Fingerprint Expert, for the past two years Expert has undertaken work for the Defence as an Expert Witness, he has prepared evidence (both for the Prosecution and Defence) and attended at Court on numerous occasions. Many of his recent cases have not reached Court due to his intervention.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in Use of Luminol & Fluorescein.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1986 to 1989   USA   Expert worked as a Senior Fingerprint Expert on the UK AFIS (AFR) project in Tacoma, Washington State
2004 to 2004   Beijing, China   Expert undertook training and workshop presentations of the No.2 Institute of Forensic Science in Beijing.
2007 to 2007   Slovakia   Expert undertook fingerprint related presentations at the 8th International Symposium On Forensic Sciences
2009 to   Nigeria   Expert is currently working with the UNODC mentoring and supporting the EFCC in Nigeria.

Market Research:
Expert has managed a major UK Fingerprint Bureau and Chemcial Development Laboratory, He has lectured on both the science of fingerprints and the emergence of new technologies in the fingerprint arena all over the world. He is a good and trusted resource.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert currently lectures at a major UK University delivering the Fingerprint module of a Forensic Science course, in addition to this Expert undertakes bespoke training for a multinational Forensic Science equipment manufacturer.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has a good working relationship with a multinational Forensic Science and Homeland Security equipment manufacturer and a number of well known equipment providers, covering the AFIS and Fingerprint development areas of the market.

Other Skills and Services

Expert curently undertakes Consultancy for the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime, advising and mentoring new 'fledgling' Forensic Science units, currently working in Nigeria on a project for them.


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