The Latent Print Unit is one of the largest in the United States and is comprised of civilian Forensic Print Specialists, who perform the following duties:
Forensic Print Specialists undergo rigorous specialized training to gain the skills, knowledge, abilities and experience to analyze latent print evidence. Latent Print analysis requires visual acuity and exceptional patience. These forensic technicians must demonstrate competency in each aforementioned duty prior to assignment of independent casework. Successfully completing annual proficiency testing is also required.