Miami-Dade fingerprint analyst helps ID criminals and verify identities


By Angela Tablac
The Miami Herald 

MIAMI — Jennifer Hackett is good with other people's hands -- specifically the tips of their fingers.

As a fingerprint analyst for the Miami-Dade Police Department, Hackett processes at least 80 prints a day. Thirty-two analysts man the 24-hour, seven-days-a-week operation -- verifying dead people's identities, comparing sets of prints to identify criminals, processing local prisoners' records and testifying in the courtroom when fingerprints are key in linking a defendant to a crime.

"It doesn't get boring," Hackett said.

LexisNexis Copyright © 2013 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.   
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy

Full story: Miami-Dade fingerprint analyst helps ID criminals and verify identities

Recommended CSI / Forensics

Join the discussion

Be the first
to comment
PoliceOne comments can only be accessed by verified law enforcement professionals.
Please sign in or register to view or write your own comments below.