Facial Identification Training

Ideal Innovations, Inc (I) has developed a Facial Identification Training curriculum aimed at improving the skill sets of the analyst. The 1 or 2 week course will provide the examiner with necessary skills and strategies needed when conducting facial comparisons. Topics include but are not limited to bones and muscles, dermatology, aging, and hair. The course provides extensive comparison exercises that apply what is learned during the lectures. This course is perfect for federal, state, local or commercial organizations that have facial recognition systems and who are performing facial comparisons.

Please contact us at [email protected] for class schedules, onsite training and additional information.

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Our Trainers:

Lora Sims is a Senior Biometric Examiner at the BIMA and an IAI Certified Tenprint Examiner. She is the chair of both the Facial Identification Scientific Working Group (FISWG) and the Facial Identification Subcommittee of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC). She has co-authored a training to competency program on facial identification & comparisons and is responsible for mentoring and training new employees through the tenprint and facial training program while integrating them into an operational environment.

Steven Johnson is a Senior Vice President at I-3, the President of the IAI, and an IAI Certified Latent Print Examiner and Forensic Artist. He was part of the first Facial Identification Scientific Working Group (FISWG) and assigned to the Training and Competency Subcommittee to develop standards for facial analysis training. As 1st Vice President of the IAI, he created, vetted and chaired the first Face Identification subcommittee of the IAI's Science & Practices Committee - a committee that represents all the forensic disciplines and interests of the organization. Steve is a member of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) Forensic Science Standards Board FSSB, the entity that is providing oversight and guidance to the various subcommittees of the OSAC.

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 Facial Identification Training Handout 2