65 SFPD officers already fingerprint-ready 

More details have emerged about the SFPD’s new campaign to collect fingerprints for auto thefts and car burglaries.

So far, 65 officers, sergeants and inspectors have been trained to dust for fingerprints, According to police spokeswoman Lt. Lyn Tomioka. Not only that, but they’ve been trained to teach others the basics.

Each of the 65 officers trained will take out 20 kits to their respective district stations where they’ll teach others the 130-year-old (give or take a few years) crime-fighting technique.

Once officers have collected fingerprints, they have to hand deliver them to the crime lab – in order to maintain the evidence chain – where 16 CSI officers check for matches. Guess SFPD’s crime lab will have a little more work coming their way.

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