Tim Duerr-Laboratory Supervisor
Aaron Davies-Technical Leader
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.
The section files over 30,000 fingerprint cards per year. Nearly two-thirds of these cards are associated with crimes investigated by the various police agencies around the Montgomery County and Dayton area. They also process thousands of latent print cards from items of evidence, and fingerprints obtained from autopsies performed at the Montgomery County Coroner's Office.
Fingerprinting and National Web Check are provided to the public. Limited parking is available on St. Mary next to the lab.
$15.00 each card
Ohio BCI 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