: forensic biography
In 1972 Brian Dalrymple began a 28 year career
with the Forensic Identification Services of the Ontario Provincial
Police. His expertise in fingerprint and footwear identification,
body examination, computer enhancement and all types of forensic
photography were applied to homicides, frauds and major drug
projects targeting organized crime.
In 1977 his research collaboration with Xerox
Research Centre in the area of inherent luminescence culminated
in the use of argon lasers to detect fingerprints and other
evidence. As a result of his efforts, the Ontario Provincial
Police became the first police agency in the world to be operational
in this technology, which led to the development and widespread
use of Forensic Light Sources, today a key component of Forensic
In 1990, after ten years of research and
study, he applied computer enhancement technology to evidence
images, once again placing the Ontario Provincial Police as
Canadian leaders in forensic science.
In 1992, he was promoted to Manager of Forensic
In 1998 he was seconded to the Office of
the Chief Coroner as Special Projects Consultant and retired
in 1999, to pursue a consulting career.
Brian Dalrymple is the author of numerous
publications and the recipient of several prestigious awards.