Expert Forensic & Fingerprint Witness
Expert Fingerprint Witness

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.

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.

The Power of Fingerprinting in Forensic Identification

Unique Identification Marker

Fingerprinting, a type of biometrics, uses physical or biological traits to identify people. Unlike other traits, fingerprints are unique, even in identical twins, and stay the same throughout life unless the deep layer of skin is damaged or altered by surgery.

The details of arches, loops, and whorls, including their shape, size, and arrangement, make each fingerprint unique.

Matching Fingerprints

When a fingerprint is found at a crime scene, it’s called a ‘latent print.’ Comparing these prints with those in police databases can link crimes or place a suspect at a crime scene. AFIS, the automatic fingerprint identification system, is an international database that allows authorized users to compare fingerprints from different countries. AFIS has over 220,000 fingerprint records and more than 17,000 crime scene marks.

Technological Advancements

Through AFIS, users get quick results:

  • For unknown individuals, results come in a few minutes (automatic search).
  • For known individuals, results take about an hour (semi-automatic search).
  • For unidentified crime scene prints, results take about an hour (manual process).

The automated system can do over 3,000 comparisons per day and also searches palm prints. Future technology, like the new automated biometric identification system (ABIS), will make searches faster and more accurate. It will connect with a new biometric hub, making it easier to search all forensic databases, saving time and finding connections that might be missed otherwise.