About Us


Gordon Kendal has over 43 years’ experience in all aspects of the fingerprint science. Between 1971 and 1991, he served with the Australian Federal Police, rising to the rank of Superintendent in charge of the Fingerprint Bureau. From 1993, he served as a civilian fingerprint officer with Nottinghamshire Police then with Derbyshire Constabulary. He resigned from the latter in June, 2007, returning to live in Australia.

During his career, he has given evidence at all Court levels, both in Australia, and the UK, on countless occasions. He has also given lectures to an assortment of groups on the subject of the fingerprint science.

He has a wide experience of all aspects of fingerprint identification, and also the chemical development and enhancement of latent fingerprints, having attended a workshop at the Australian National University in Canberra. He has also attended a palmprint identification course conducted by Ron Smith Associates of the United States. He was part of a national committee, as Head of Bureau for the Australian Federal Police, which introduced the National Automated Fingerprint Identification System throughout Australia in the 1980s. He has a wide experience of operating with both manual and automated fingerprint systems.

Gordon is a Fellow of the Fingerprint Society of the United Kingdom and also an Associate Member of the International Association for Identification of the United States, and the Canadian Identification Society.

He is available to deliver lectures on the history and application of the fingerprint identification system.

He can supply independent opinion, to defence counsel, on fingerprint identifications, and process  related thereto, made by law enforcement agencies in relation to their clients.

Gordon can also provide latent fingerprint development services, including chemical treatment of a wide range of exhibits and examination and comparison of latent marks.

Also linked to independent handwriting/document examination service at www.forensicdocument.com.au