Breaking NEWz you can UzE...
compiled by Jon Stimac
York Daily Record - Oct 23, 2005
...Governor presents plan to replace sworn crime lab employees with
Mobile morgue unit gets grim task after Katrina
– Arizona Republic, AZ
- Oct 23, 2005
...the grim task of identifying the remains of those who died during
and after Hurricane Katrina...
Arizona: Fingerprinting for Speeding Tickets
Oct 20, 2005 ...Maricopa County, Arizona
Sheriff Joe Arpaio will now demand fingerprints from any motorist
stopped for a routine traffic violation in his 9000 square mile
DNA from fingerprints
OFFICER.com, - July 2005 ...the careful collection of the
fingerprint from the physical evidence is critical... it is dependent
on the number of cells collected from a fingerprint...
Recent CLPEX Posting Activity
containing new posts
Fingerprints from mummified body
Danny L. Harness Sat Oct 22, 2005 6:41 am
Mike Heintzman Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:53 pm
IAI Certification Test
Guest Thu Oct 20, 2005 9:30 pm
Downdraft Table Choices
Steve Everist Thu Oct 20, 2005 8:43 pm
Job Posting - Lateral Forensic Specialist Beverly Hills PD
J Cascadden Tue Oct 18, 2005 10:43 pm
COGENT User Group Conference
S. Siegel Austin, TX Mon Oct 17, 2005 7:52 pm
Mark Mills Mon Oct 17, 2005 3:38 am
Jessica Mon Oct 17, 2005 3:30 am
UPDATES ON CLPEX.com
Updated the Detail Archives
we looked at the final results of CLPEX
voting on "major case" prints, the IAI update, and several NIJ grant awards.
Sandy Siegel posts on the 8th Annual Cogent User
Group Conference. Thanks for the report, Sandy!
The 8th Annual Cogent User Group Conference
The 8th annual Cogent User Group Conference was a great success, from the
top of the line accommodations at the Marriott Wardman to the dinner cruise down
the Potomac river.
The keynote speech-The Use of Biometrics on a Globally Interoperable Basis: The
Case of Travel Documents, was presented by Barry Kefauve, Adjunct Professor at
the James Monroe Professional and Graduate Center of Mary Washington College.
This presentation traced the history of biometrics and the present state of
travel document biometric technology.
Although the theme was Biometrics on the Front Line of Global Security, the
speakers presented a wide range of information.
John Armstrong, Chief Inspector with the Metroploitan Police Service in London
gave a presentation on the bombings in London. Using PROMAT video image capture
systems as part of the investigation and, how they were used to assist witnesses
Patricia Pallares, President of Exicom, Inc. talked on how to tap into Federal
grant programs to fund technology acquisitions.
Dave Wtizke, Vice-President of Program Development for Foray Technologies gave
two presentations dealing with digital imaging.
Dave Carlton, Fingerprint Expert, Sussex Police spoke on the Tsunami in South
East Asia. The reasons, the aftermath, the people affected and the forensic
techniques used to identify victims.
Henry Steger, VP of Marketing and sale for Smith Heiman Biometrics Systems gave
general information on CrossMatch-News and 1000ppi Live scanner systems.
Neal Latta, Department of Home Land Secirity talked about fingerprint services
Lori Osborn, Supervisor Ohio BCI AFIS presented information on the growth of the
Ohio AFIS upgrading to CAFIS 5.1.
Michael McCabe, Computer Scientist in the Information Technology Laboratory
talked about application of standards and proposed changes for the ANST?NIST-ITL
Arie Zeelenberg, Senior Fingerprint Expert for the Dutch Police. As chairman of
the Interpol Fingerprint Moniternig Expert Group, spoke about Interpol &
Fingerprints: More than a mailbox. IEEGFI (Interpol European Expert Group on
Fingerprint Identification 1 and 2) and IFMEG (Interpol Fingerprint Monitoring
Scott Swann / Gary Williams, both with the FBI covered background information on
the current IAFIS and the CJIS Division's committment to providing the highest
quality of biometric identification service.
Mourad Naimi with DGSN Morocco, Robert Jackson / Gordon Brussow with the
Stanislau Co SD and Hobby Ballard / Patrick Stevens with Fresno Co. SO, each
gave presentations as new users.
Steve Meager, FBI, Latent Print Unit talked about the Madrid Bombing and the
changes made within the FBI.
Tom Hopper, Senior CVomputer Engineer, Criminal Justice Information Services
Division of the FBI spoke of the FBI'S new Flats-Based civil background checks.
Ann Punter with Cogent Systems answered questions submitted by the Cogent User
And last John M. Garvey, Police Commander (retired), City of Portland gave
information about the LETIX Universal Card ID Database, to develop and maintain
a nationwide database to help Law Enforcement and Financial services investigate
There were three presenters for the "Hit-of the Year" poster presentation,
Winnipeg Police Service, (Canada), Technopol International (Slovikia) and Austin
Police Dept. (Texas, USA). Each gave a three to five minute presentation
highlighting cases that were solved using the Cogent system. The award went to
the Austin Police Dept.
While we have had our system for over two years, this was my first conference. I
got to see first hand how Cogent is committed to communication, support and
services for the users.
Thank you Cogent for a great time,
Sandy Siegel, Austin Police Department.
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