The members expertise is in the field of Ridgeology (fingerprints), photograph theory and techniques as they apply to police photography and in the gathering, examination, preservation and presentation of evidence.
Officers in the identification division specialize in the following areas :
- Identification of friction ridges
- Different methods and chemicals used in fingerprint development
- Digital imaging
- crime scene photography
- Physical matching
- Footwear comparison
- Preserving and protecting crime scenes and evidence
- Searching for evidence
- Recording and collecting evidence
Philosophy of friction ridge identification states that "Friction ridge identification is established through the agreement of friction ridge formations, in sequence, having sufficient uniqueness to individualize".