Standard Operating Procedures

This page is offered as a starting point for agencies looking to establish or update standard operating procedures for processes such as digital photography or evidence storage.

Check back here as we add standard operating procedures and best practices established by professional organizations, scientific working groups, and local, state, and federal agencies.

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Lifting Latent Fingerprints from Difficult Surfaces

ALMOST ANYONE can find, process, and lift a latent print that happens to be in a logical and obvious place like a door handle, a beer can, or a butcher knife. But sometimes, a latent print is not just sitting there in a logical and obvious place. Sometimes, you have to use your imagination to find the print and your skills to lift it.

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