Title: Basic Fingerprint Course

Where:  Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute – 281 Campgaw Rd., Mahwah, New Jersey

When:  February 26, 2023 – March 1, 2024 (5 days)

Time:  8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Attire: Uniform/ Professional

Instructor: Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Detective Ryan Magnotta and Detective Jessica Shields

This course provides the Officer/Detective with a base knowledge of the science behind the uniqueness and persistence of friction ridge skin/ Fingerprints. Beginning with the history of fingerprints, the various fingerprint patterns, Pattern Recognition, terms used in identifying the various sections of a fingerprint, the henry fingerprinting classification System. The NCIC classification system, AFIS Blocking system and the IAFIS Classification System. Focus of the proper technique to for recording known exemplars. The course includes comparison exercises and identification of over 100 fingerprints. The Officer/Detective develops a skill level that will enable them to take, identify and completely classify fingerprints according to the Henry, NCIC Systems, Automated Fingerprint Identification System and IAFIS blocking system.

PROGRAM COST:     BERGEN COUNTY $0.00               OUT-OF-COUNTY $250.00