Forensic Face Comparison Training


Dr. Spaun is a former FBI facial examiner and developed the FBI’s initial Facial Comparison Course.  She presents nationally and internationally and has testified in State and Federal courts as an FBI expert witness. Her course builds on that experience and conforms to recommendations from the Facial Identification Scientific Working Group (FISWG) for vendor-independent training.

Course modules include:

• Principles of Comparative Forensic Science

– Training for facial review, defined as the use of output from a facial recognition system where additional information is likely available
– An introduction to facial identification, defined as forensic 1:1 comparison to be presented in court

• Facial Anatomy
• Image Science and Image Processing
• Biometric Systems
• Legal History
• Court Presentation

Note: Students must bring a laptop to class.

Previous Attendees Include:
Domestic International
US Marshal Service Interpol
National Media Exploitation Center (NMEC) Netherlands Federal Police
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) Royal Marechaussee Netherlands
NOVARIS and National Capital Region Police Armed Forces of Switzerland,
Arizona Department of Public Safety Bundeskriminalamt of Germany
Delaware State Police National Police of Peru
Arizona Motor Vehicle Division
LA County Sheriff’s Office
New Castle County Police Department
Wilmington Police Department



Apr 27 – May 1, 2020

May 18 – 22, 2020 


9:00am – 5:30pm


Alexandria, VA




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We can conduct courses at your facility (limit 20 students per class)

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