RSIPF forensic officers complete advance fingerprint detection training - Solomon Star News

RSIPF forensic officers complete advance fingerprint detection training

14 December 2017
Forensic officers doing a practical exercise on poli lights. [Photo Supplied]

Forensic officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) today 14 December 2017 concluded a workshop on fingerprint detection using chemical treatments and optical light enhance techniques using the Poli Light.

The workshop, held at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara, was facilitated by an Australian Forensic Scientist, Mr Milutin Stoilovic, who invented the ‘POLI LIGHT’ used worldwide at crime scenes and laboratories.

The workshop focused on the following subjects;

·       Fingerprint Laboratory,

·       Light Theory,

·       Gathering information using light,

·       Forensic light sources,

·       Digital Photography,

·       Interaction of latent fingermark and a surface,

·       Development of latent fingermarks on porous surfaces,

·       Development of  latent  fingermarks on non-porous  surfaces

·       Blood & semen detection,

·       Sequences for latent fingerprint detection.

During the training practical exercises were conducted with;

·       Forensic Light Sources and Optical Techniques

·       Development of latent fingermarks on porous surfaces with Ninhydrin and Indanedione-Zinc

·       Development of latent fingermarks on wet non-porous surface-small particle reagent. Development of latent fingermarks on sticky side of tape-Wet Powder.

·       Development of latent fimgermarks on non-porous surfaces.

·       Optical and Chemical Enhancement of Blood.

Officer In-charge of the Forensic Unit, Inspector Michael Bole says, “The RSIPF was so fortunate to have Mr Stoilovic who has the ability to train my officers in advanced skills and knowledge in the field of forensic science.  This training is another milestone in the history of the RSIPF forensics and we’re proud to be part of it.”

“The training and mentoring will assist our forensics officers in the detection of evidence such as fingerprints, blood, semen and fibres that were previously undetected at crime scenes and forensic exhibits;” says Mr Bole.

Since the opening of the new RSIPF Forensic facility on June 30 2017, RSIPF Forensic officers have been receiving training on the use of the newly installed laboratory equipment. This latest training completes the implementation requirements and the RSIPF Forensic complex is now operational. Recent Crime Scene training undertaken by the RSIPF Forensic members between 11 to 24 November will complement and further enhance the new RSIPF laboratory capability. The two-week course covered subject matters such as Fingerprints science, Crime Scene examination, Digital Photography and Casefile Management.

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