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David P. Tate

David P. Tate

M.S. CLPE, Forensic Science
FNSSI, Forensic Science

120 Life Sciences Complex


M.S. Forensic Science, University of New Haven

B.S. Human Biology, University at Albany

Latent Print Examiner at the Onondaga County Center for Forensic Sciences 2007-Present

Accredited by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB-International) and the New York State Commission on Forensic Science

Courses Taught

FSC 465/665 - Introduction to Latent Prints

FSC 440/460 - Advanced Latent Prints


Certified Latent Print Examiner (CLPE) - International Association for Identification

New York State Certified Latent Print Examiner 

Professional Organizations

International Association for Identification (IAI)

New York State Division of IAI

Specialized Training

Forensic Ridgeology

Integrity, Character & Ethics in the Forensic Sciences 

Courtroom Testimony

Forensic Digital Imaging 

Analysis of Distortion in Latent Prints

Advanced Palm Print Comparison Techniques

Research in Fingerprint Analysis

Cognitive Factors in Forensic Decision Making

Automated Biometric Identification Systems

Statistics, Ridgeology and ACE-V

Courtroom Experience

David has testified in both State and Federal courts as an expert in Latent Prints.