Mr. Tate holds a B.S. Human Biology, University at Albany and a M.S. Forensic Science, University of New Haven. He and has been employed as a Latent Print Examiner for an accredited public laboratory in New York State since 2007 and has worked on hundreds of criminal cases where his primary duties include processing crime scene evidence to develop latent prints; photographing and preserving latent prints, performing digital enhancements, analysis and comparison of latent prints, performing card to card comparisons, post-mortem identifications, preparing written reports, performing technical review of his peers’ casework, and testifying in court as to those findings.
Additionally, Mr. Tate is an Adjunct Instructor, teaching Latent Prints at Syracuse University. He has also served as a mentor for students of the Forensic Science program at SU and is co-owner of Eureka Forensics.
Mr. Tate is a member of the International Association for Identification – International and the NYS Division and is a Certified Latent Print Examiner (CLPE) - International Association for Identification and a Certified Latent Print Examiner - New York State. He has testified as an expert in Latent Prints in both Federal and State courts.
Specialized Training including courses provided by Ron Smith & Associates, Two N’s Forensics, Alice Forensics, etc. Included but not limited to…
Integrity, Character & Ethics in the Forensic Sciences