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Expert forensic consultant:

Expert Forensic Consultant  since 2001, Frank has built an extensive experience in Fingerprint Investigations. He consistently demonstrates his knowledge and proficiency in the field.

Assistant Administrator – (Retired) – Laboratory Services Bureau. Frank worked for 35 years at the Phoenix Police Department, where he developed his experience and skills, which eventually helped him become a Latent Print Specialist.

Latent Print Specialist – Phoenix Police Department. In this position, Frank was responsible for the Quality Assurance Program of the collection, preservation, comparison, and courtroom presentation of physical evidence.

Identification TechnicianFBI – Washington, D.C. In addition to his extensive work at the Phoenix Police Department, Frank also served as an Identification Technician at the FBI in Washington, D.C.

Arizona Department of Public Safety AzAFIS (AFIS) Site Manager. Frank served as the Arizona Department of Public Safety AzAFIS Site Manager, where he provided his expertise to the field.

Education:
Frank accomplished a B.S. degree at Northern Arizona University and then graduated from the FBI Academy, an exclusive program aimed at developing the skills and knowledge of top professionals in the field.

Expert forensic consultant

With over four decades of experience as an expert in forensic consultation and fingerprint identification, Frank Rodgers has earned a prominent reputation in the realm of crime scene investigation. His broad knowledge and extensive background have not only established him as an internationally renowned fingerprint expert but also as a leading figure and advisor in forensic science.

Thanks to his exceptional skill set and long-standing experience in the field, Mr. Rodgers has emerged as one of the most sought-after witnesses for fingerprint analysis in forensic science. His invaluable testimony has played a crucial role in securing numerous convictions in court, establishing him as a highly regarded and reliable expert in his domain.

Mr. Rodgers has contributed to numerous high-profile cases, ranging from homicides to sexual assaults and robberies. Through his expertise and meticulous attention to detail, he has aided in solving countless investigations, bringing closure and justice to victims and their families.

Expert forensic consultant Testimonials:

I've had the privilege of working with Frank Rodgers for nearly twenty years, both as a colleague and fellow fingerprint examiner. During this time, Frank has consistently shown remarkable efficiency, honesty, and dedication in everything he does. As an Expert Forensic Consultant and Fingerprint Examiner known for his integrity and professionalism, he consistently delivers outstanding results and excels as a court witness. Additionally, his fees are always fair, offering excellent value. With his extensive experience in law enforcement and expertise in forensic sciences, Frank's credibility and knowledge are unmatched. I wholeheartedly recommend Frank Rodgers without hesitation.
Frank Rogers is highly skilled and experienced in examining latent prints. He has a remarkable background, including work with the FBI and many years at the City of Phoenix Police Department Laboratory Services Bureau. I've had the privilege of working with Frank, both when he supervised various sections of the laboratory and later when he was an assistant laboratory administrator. From my experience, I can confidently say that Frank demonstrates exceptional work ethic, dedication to his profession, and consistently provides expert forensic analysis. He is one of the top people I recommend to clients who need help with latent print evidence.

Unlocking Clues: The Power of Fingerprinting in Forensic Identification

A distinct identification marker

Fingerprinting, a form of biometrics, utilizes individuals’ physical or biological characteristics to establish their identity. Unlike any other characteristic, fingerprints remain distinct, even among identical twins. These patterns remain unchanged throughout a person’s life, except in cases where the deep or ‘basal’ layer is damaged or intentionally modified through plastic surgery.

The intricacies of arches, loops, and whorls, including their shape, size, number, and arrangement of minor details, render each fingerprint entirely unique.

Facilitating matches

When a fingerprint is discovered at a crime scene, it is referred to as a ‘latent print.’ Comparing these prints to others in police databases can potentially connect a series of crimes or place a suspect at the scene of a crime. AFIS operates an international fingerprint database known as the automatic fingerprint identification system. Authorized users in member countries can cross-reference records from their respective national fingerprint databases with AFIS, especially when an international aspect to the crime is suspected. AFIS encompasses over 220,000 fingerprint records and more than 17,000 crime scene marks.

Technological advancements and innovation

Through the AFIS gateway, users receive prompt results for their checks:

  • For individuals who are unknown in the database, results are obtained in just a few minutes (automatic search).
  • For individuals already known in the database, results are generated in approximately an hour (semi-automatic search).
  • For unidentified latent prints from crime scenes, results are obtained in about an hour (manual process).

The automated process empowers the database to conduct over 3,000 comparisons per day and extends its capabilities to searching and filing palm prints. In the future, the implementation of the new automated biometric identification system (ABIS) technology will further expedite and enhance search accuracy. It will seamlessly integrate with a new biometric hub, enabling streamlined searches across all forensic databases. This integrated approach will save valuable time and uncover connections that might otherwise remain unnoticed.