It’s imperative law enforcement employees and officers roll classifiable fingerprints and are properly trained to do so.
Classified prints are required for those who are arrested to ensure the best possible fingerprint comparisons in the CJIS system. Likewise, if civilians are fingerprinted, prints must be clear for comparison against the prints from arrests, the latent file, or for prints needed for state licensure requirements, an FBI background check or for a dossier.
Mobile Electronic Fingerprinting® offers onsite training and certification sessions for your team of officers and employees led by our President and Founder, Lauri Holland.
Lauri received training and certification from a federal government agency where she fingerprinted more than 10,000 people for immigration. Lauri’s rejection rate is approximately 1 in 400 and she received nationwide recognition for rolling the most prints with the least amount of rejections in comparison to all other nationwide federal immigration sites. Holland also held the role of quality control Auditor where she would ensure her peer’s fingerprints were classifiable prior to them being submitted to the FBI, as well as verifying all demographics for accuracy and ensuring that a proper photo identification was provided. Lauri is a skilled, experienced and highly respected professional at rolling FBI classifiable fingerprints.
There are cases when people just don’t have good ridges, but in my experience the majority of rejections from others is not bad prints but that the person rolling the fingerprint was not properly trained. At one police department training session where I had experienced officers in front of me I said, ‘well you’ve been doing this for years so you obviously have an idea of what you’re looking for when fingerprinting’ and the response I got was ‘no, we were just told roll from side to side’.
– Lauri Holland, President, Mobile Electronic Fingerprinting