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Brian E. Dalrymple, CLPE
In 1971 Brian Dalrymple began a career in identification with the Ontario Provincial Police, Forensic Identification Services, Canada. In 1977 he co-developed the technique of evidence detection with argon lasers through inherent fluorescence and became the first in the world to operate a laser for evidence detection in criminal cases. The extensions of this technology are now in global use and have provided pivotal evidence in hundreds of major investigations.

In 1991, as Associate Section Head, he introduced the first Computer Evidence System to Canada, and later became the first Canadian to tender expert evidence in this emerging technology. In 1992 he was promoted to Manager, Forensic Identification Services, a position he held until his retirement in 1999. He initiated and co-wrote the Body Examination Protocol for the Province of Ontario, regarding the examination of murder victims for fingerprints on skin.

Brian Dalrymple has taught extensively in North America, China, the Middle East and Australia. He is the recipient of the John Dondero Award (1980, IAI), the Award of Merit (1980, Institute of Applied Science), the Foster Award (1982, the Canadian Identification Society) and the Lewis Minshall Award (1984, the Fingerprint Society, UK). Brian has been awarded numerous performance citations, including three Commissioner’s Commendations, for performance in homicide investigations.

Brian has been a contract instructor for the Ontario Police College for more than a decade, and provides forensic consulting for police agencies, attorneys and the corporate sector. He has joined the Ron Smith & Associates team of forensic experts as a consultant and staff instructor.

Brian is an adjunct professor at Laurentian University, in Ontario Canada. He teaches two courses in a degree program for Forensic Identification, the first of its kind.
RS&A Classes Taught by Brian E. Dalrymple
Brian Dalrymple's Publications

1977 – “Inherent Fingerprint Luminescence – Detection by Laser”, Dalrymple, Duff & Menzel, Journal of Forensic Sciences, January.
1982 – “Use of Narrow Band-Pass Filters to Enhance Detail in Latent Fingerprint Photography by Laser”, Dalrymple, Journal of Forensic Sciences, October.
1994 – “Computer Enhancement of Evidence Through Background Noise Suppression”, Dalrymple & Menzies, Journal of Forensic Sciences, March.
2003 – “Background Subtraction Through Exhibit Substitution”, Journal of Forensic Identification, accepted for publication in 2004.
2000 – Contributing Author, Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, Academic Press (UK).
2006 – Contributing Author, “Crime Laboratory Handbook”, Ed. Ashraf Mozayani & Carla Moziglia, Humana Press, 2006
2011 – Co-author, “Crime and Measurement: Methods in Forensic Investigation”, M. Nafte, B. Dalrymple – Carolina Academic Press, February 2011
2012 – “Comparison of Latent Print Detection Using Semiconductor Laser and LED Light Sources”, Dalrymple B., Almog J, Journal of Forensic Identification, Jan – Feb, 2012
2012 – “Adapting Narrow Bandpass Filters to Photography”, Dalrymple B, Journal of Forensic Identification, May 2012
2014 – “Focus Stacking in Photoshop – Depth of Field Optimization in Macrophotography”, Dalrymple B., Smith J., Journal of Forensic Identification, January 2014 in press
2014 – “The Skin of Murder Victims: Fingerprints and Other Evidence”, Carolina Academic Press, in press