Latent Prints


Latent Fingerprint

Latent Print: This discipline processes and examines items to locate, visualize and preserve friction ridge detail; be it finger, palm, or foot for comparison with known impressions to effect identification. 

Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS): is a computer system which digitizes unknown latent fingerprints entered into the AFIS system, searches the unknown latent fingerprint against millions of prints on file to generate candidate lists for comparison.  The State of Wyoming is a member of the Western Identification Network (WIN/AFIS) that is comprised of the member states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.  A latent fingerprint search can be conducted against the criminal and civil records of each of these states.  Additional searches can also be made through IAFIS, the FBI’s national fingerprint database.

Contact Information:

General Crime Lab Number - (307) 777-7607

Latent Prints - (307) 777-6866