Fingerprinting

The Bureau also processes evidence in our own crime lab utilizing the latest techniques in fingerprint recovery, including dusting powders and chemical development such as ninhydrin, iodine, and cyanoacrylate fuming. Working in concert with the Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Services Section, fingerprints are routinely submitted to the AFIS computer (Automated Fingerprint Identification System) where they are compared to thousands of fingerprint cards submitted by law enforcement agencies statewide.