What are elimination prints?

In the event the technician is able to develop latent prints at the scene of a crime, victims or those that have most likely handled these items (with the exclusion of those under 16 years of age) will be requested to provide a set of elimination prints. These are rolled in ink at the scene by the technician within a couple of minutes. The elimination prints are then compared by an examiner to the lifted prints to eliminate the lifted prints as belonging to the victim.

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1. How may I obtain a copy of a police report?
2. Where do I file a police report online?
3. How can I get a copy of my arrest record?
4. How can I get a copy of my accident or incident report?
5. What if I need more information than what the Public Record contains?
6. How do I get property back that was taken as evidence?
7. Does Evidence Management sell or auction property? In particular, do you sell cars?
8. I've been to court today and my case was dismissed. Can I have my property now?
9. I need to be fingerprinted for an employment application. Where can I go to do this?
10. I have an outstanding traffic ticket. Whom do I speak with to pay my ticket?
11. I would like to move to Winston-Salem. How can I find out about crime in a certain area?
12. How do I get a gun permit?
13. I would like to become a Winston-Salem Police Officer. Where do I find more information and an application?
14. I would like to apply for a non-sworn position. Where can I get more information and apply?
15. What is the Child Safety Seat Law?
16. Where can I get my child safety seat checked?
17. Where is the Forsyth County Jail?
18. Where is the Forsyth County Courthouse?
19. Where is the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office?
20. Whom can I contact about my home alarm system and the city ordinance?
21. Where can I find detailed information on a specific city ordinance?
22. Where can I find detailed information on a specific state law or General Statute?
23. What do I do if I suspect my identity has been stolen?
24. I believe that an e-mail I received is potentially a scam. Whom can I report this to?
25. What if someone has used my identity for employment purposes or to file a tax return?
26. Can you tell the age of the print or if it was left by a male or female?
27. Are fingerprints fragile evidence?
28. Are all items/surfaces conducive for latent prints?
29. Are prints destroyed if the area is cleaned or secured prior to an officer arriving on the scene?
30. What are elimination prints?
31. What is DNA?
32. How can DNA be left at a scene?
33. If latent prints are developed in my case, can I contact Forensic Services Division to determine if they have been identified?
34. How do I register or share my security camera locations with the Winston-Salem Police Department?