Michael J. Sweedo, C.L.P.E.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS


Certified by International Association for Identification as:
CERTIFIED LATENT PRINT EXAMINER since 1988
SENIOR CRIME SCENE ANALYST since 1990


PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS, FACTS BEHIND AVE-V & DAUBERT, MAY 2005
RIDGEOLOGY, DAUBERT & TESTIMONY, NOV. 2003
ADVANCED RIDGEOLOGY, IAI, May, 1997
TRAINING SYMPOSIUM, IABPA & ACSR, 1996, IABPA 2000, 2001, 2004
TRAINING SYMPOSIUM, AZ Identification Council, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005
FORENSIC FIREARMS, AZ Homicide Investigators Assn., 1996
INTL. ASSN. FOR IDENTIFICATION EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR, 1995
FOOTWEAR & TIRE TRACK CONFERENCE, AZ Identification Council, 1994
BLOODSTAIN PATTERN ANALYSIS WORKSHOP, Metro Dade PD, 1993
ADVANCED BLOODSTAIN PATTERN INTERPRETATION, AZ Homicide Investigators Assn., 1993
TRAINING CONFERENCE, AZ Identification Council, 1992, 1993, 1994
DEMYSTIFYING PALM PRINTS, Seminar, 1991
COLLECTION AND PRESERVATION OF PHYSICAL EVIDENCE SCHOOL, FBI Academy, Quantico, VA, 1989
IDENTIKIT (Composite) Seminar, 1988
ADVANCED LATENT FINGERPRINT COURSE, 1987
FBI ADVANCED LATENT FINGERPRINT SCHOOL, 1982
FBI FINGERPRINT CLASSIFICATION SCHOOL, 1982
CIVIL AND CRIMINAL IDENTIFICATION AND INVESTIGATION COURSE, American Institute of Applied Science, 1982


SPEAKER

Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice Annual Conference
Arizona Association for Licensed Private Investigators
Arizona Society for Industrial Security
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

US Army Trial Defense Service, Hanau, Germany

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Member of International Association for Identification
Member of Arizona Identification Council
Executive Committee - Past Member
Latent Print Certification Committee - Past Member & Past Chairman
Member of International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts
Past member of Professional Photographers of America, Inc.

EDUCATION

B.S. Business Administration, University of Arizona, 1972
MEd Educational Media, University of Arizona, 1979


EXPERIENCE

Twenty four years experience testifying in federal, military, state and city courts. Experience supplemented by teaching and educational media background.

Eleven years experience with Tucson Police Department as an Identification Technician and Senior Identification Technician. Job duties included processing crime scenes for latent prints, evidence collection, latent print comparisons, John & Jane Doe identification, evidence processing, crime scene photography, crime scene analysis, photo darkroom work and section management.

Independent fingerprint consultant since May, 1992. During this time I have worked cases for defense and prosecuting attorneys, private investigators, government agencies and private individuals - both nationally and internationally. My work as an independent consultant has included testifying in federal and state courts, primarily for the defense, but also for the prosecution.

Mike Sweedo
P.O. Box 129
Sonoita, AZ 85637
(520) 455-5697

Cell Phone: (520) 403-5383
fingers@dakotacom.net


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