Dwane Hilderbrand

Dwane S. Hilderbrand


Dwane S. Hilderbrand retired from the Scottsdale Police Department’s Crime Laboratory with 25 years of faithful service as a Criminalist III, and has more than 38 years of experience in forensic science and law enforcement. He is recognized by the International Association for Identification (I.A.I.) as a Certified Latent Print Examiner, and Certified Footwear Examiner .

Dwane is the owner and manager of Forensic ITC Services. He has personally designed, implemented and taught training classes for Everest College, Scottsdale Community College, National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC), Sam Houston State University and many law enforcement agencies through-out the world.

As a laboratory analyst and crime scene investigator, Dwane’s field of experience includes detection, collection, preservation, examination and comparison of footwear and tire track evidence, latent prints, physical matching, bare foot examination and comparison and crime scene investigations. Dwane is also an exceptional photographer. Due to his expertise in footwear and tires, Dwane has been invited to speak at many conferences both within the United Stated and in various foreign countries. Dwane has also worked and assisted various mystery writers.

Dwane published his first of three books in 1999, Footwear, The Missed Evidence: The forensic guide to documentation, collection and preservation of footwear evidence. He has also written and published many articles related to latent prints and footwear examination and comparisons. Dwane understands the needs of crime scene investigators and forensic examiners, and is able to assist them in reaching a common goal. His famous “involve them and they will learn” teaching style has made him one of the most sought after instructors in the criminal justice profession. He is able to supply the student with the necessary information in such a way that it is not only understandable but also enjoyable. Dwane is an accomplished lecturer, teacher, instructor and presenter.

To know about Dwane visit his “About the Owner” page.

Course Name

Course Duration

Documentation, Collection and Preservation of Footwear and Tire Track Evidence 24 hours, 3 days
32 hours, 4 days
40 hours, 5 days
Examination and Comparison of Footwear Evidence 32 hours, 4 days
40 hours, 5 days
Courtroom Testimony-Learning to be Successful 16 hours, 2 days
Ten Print Moot Courts 8 hours, 1 day
Latent Print Moot Courts 8 hours, 1 day
Advanced Examination and Comparison of Footwear Evidence 24 hours, 3 days
Introduction to the Science of Fingerprints 40 hours, 5 day