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DuPage County Sheriff

James Mendrick

PRESS RELEASE

Contact Information: Domrose #563 ~ 630.407.2010

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Sheriff’s Forensic Scientist Earns Prestigious Certification

DuPage County Sheriff John E. Zaruba announced today that Forensic Scientist Timothy Campbell has completed training to become a certified Latent Print Examiner in the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Science Center. 

In March, Scientist Campbell was awarded Latent Print Certification through the International Association for Identification (IAI). In addition to successfully completing a three part, eight hour examination, Mr. Campbell demonstrated that his training, experience and past testimony met the requirements for Certification. With only a 64% pass rate, Latent Print Certification through the IAI is a prestigious achievement. Mr. Campbell is now one of 47 examiners in Illinois and one of 941 internationally to hold this certification. The certification program calls for recertification every five years at which time Mr. Campbell will take addition tests and demonstrate continued casework and training experience. 

The DuPage County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Science Center services law enforcement agencies within DuPage County. The laboratory is organized into three sections: Chemistry & Microscopy, Criminalistics and Forensic Biology/DNA providing services in drug chemistry, trace chemistry, latent prints. forensic biology and DNA. Last year the laboratory received over 2,000 cases which included more than 400 latent print assignments.