Latent fingerprints obtained from crime scenes (and evidence) by Crime Scene personnel or officers are submitted to the Latent Print Section to be possibly searched and or examined for identification. As with most disciplines within the Forensic Division, a large backlog of pending cases exist. The final result of any examination is reported to an assigned detective – regardless whether the case is active or has been previously closed. The investigating detective is generally the only one able to release this type of case information. Please refer to the Latent Print Section for additional procedural information at: hot link @ website.org.