• History of the MVRCL
  • Forensic Science Internship
  • Evidence Technician Training
  • Chemistry
  • Fingerprints
  • Firearms & Tool Marks
  • Photography
  • Serology/DNA
  • Trace Evidence
  • Coroner's Office


    Tim Duerr-Laboratory Supervisor

    Aaron Davies-Technical Leader

    Barb Askins

    Jennifer Yoak
    Tracy Zehringer
    Marcia Campbell-Fingerprint Technician


    The fingerprint section processes and analyzes various items for fingerprint evidence. Several different chemical processing procedures are used by the examiners to recover latent (invisible to the naked eye) fingerprints from items of evidence. When latent prints are recovered from evidence they are compared with the known fingerprints of the person or persons associated with the crime. This section maintains a fingerprint file which contains the fingerprints of arrested individuals. The fingerprint information is then computerized in the Automatic Fingerprint Identification System, also known as AFIS. AFIS allows a fingerprint to be entered and searched by points of identification within the finger. This system allows any fingerprint left at the scene of a crime to be searched and identified prior to or during an investigation by detectives.



    Fingerprinting and National Web Check are provided to the public.  Limited parking is available on St. Mary next to the lab.

    Fingerprint Card:
       $15.00 each card

    Web Checks:
       Ohio BCI only-$40.00
       FBI only-$40.00
       BCI & FBI-$70.00 

    Means of Payment Accepted: Cash, Money Order, or Business Check

    Fingerprinting is done from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm Monday through Friday excluding holidays. 

    A Picture ID (Driver's License or State of Ohio Identification Card) is required.

    For National Web Check the following is also required:

    Name and address where to mail the results.

    Reason for application.

    Applicants must notify and return within four weeks for a rejected fingerprint submission.  Failure to comply requires all fees be charged again.

    For additional information call (937) 225-4990



    Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory recognized as being in the top 25 for Forensic Internships.