Latent Print Section


The Latent Print Section is responsible for the development, recovery, and examination of latent prints. Scientists compare latent prints to known prints, and search unidentified latent prints in the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS).

Watch the Latent Print Section video

Types of Testing:

  • AFIS Database: Automated Fingerprint Identification System is a database that allows for latent fingerprints and palm prints to be searched against the electronic known print database.
  • Latent Prints: Processing and examining evidence for the presence of latent prints. Comparing latent prints to inked or electronically captured known prints.

Forms and Notices

Evidence Custody Receipt
Footwear and Tire Track Examination Suspension Notice
KBI Forensic Science Laboratory Evidence Submission Guidelines *Updated

Latent Print Section Supervisor

Jacqueline Hayworth – (785) 296-2301

The Latent Print Section is located in our Topeka Laboratory.

KBI Forensic Science Center
2001 SW Washburn Avenue
Topeka, KS 66604
(785) 296-1137