Certification & Expert Qualification

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Apr 2007

Qualified as an Expert in Court

Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Case: R. v. Sorge, Dennis 

Summary: I was qualified, and accepted as an expert in the forensic analysis and identification of fingerprints during the preliminary hearing before Judge B.R. Fraser. I provided evidence, which included the analysis and identification of two friction ridge impressions.

Expertise Accepted by Court

Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Case: R. v. Mitchell, Joshua

Summary: Three Friction Ridge Reports, authored by myself, were provided evidence in the form of my expert conclusions and my expert analysis which led to the identification of six separate fingerprints. My expert conclusions were admitted, and accepted as fact, in the matter before Judge A.D. MacLeod.

Certified as a Friction Ridge Examiner  

Canadian Identification Society

Summary: I obtained certification after successfully completing: Knowledge, Practical and Analysis testing by the Canadian Identification Society: A group, working in various forensic fields, which share information and techniques through publications, a web site, and conferences; as well as maintain standards.

Fingerprint Examiner Designation

Assistant Deputy Minister, Law Enforcement and Policing Branch Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Canada

Summary: I obtained a designation which recognized me as a fully trained and qualified person in the examination and identification of fingerprints, pursuant to subsection 667(5) of the Criminal Code of Canada.

Fingerprint Proficiency Theory Testing

Calgary Police Service

Summary: Achieved internal certification for my  knowledge and expertise in the study of fingerprint history, pattern recognition, friction ridge skin structure, fingerprint development, and overall quantitative-qualitative friction ridge analysis.

Qualified Technician for Intoxilyzer 5000c

Deputy Solicitor General and Deputy Minister of Public Security

Summary: Qualified as a Technician for Intoxilyzer 5000c with the Calgary Police Service.

Qualified Technician for Intoxilyzer 5000c

Deputy Solicitor General and Deputy Minister of Public Security

Summary: Qualified as a Technician for Intoxilyzer 5000c with the Canadian Forces Military Police.