Thomas J Baker

Thomas J Baker

Bakers Associates-International Consultants, USA

Title: Workshop on: Biometrics for intelligence - Led policing the coming trends


Thomas J Baker is an international law enforcement consultant. His background includes 30 years of management, investigative, and crime prevention with the FBI. He has extensive experience with police management and training issues, having served as a management instructor at the FBI academy in Quantico, Virginia. He holds a Bachelor's degree from Fordham University and a Master's degree in Public Administration from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He successfully completed the Senior Command Course at the Police Staff College, Bramshill, England. He has been published in numerous professional journals internationally. Currently, he advises Law Enforcement agencies in both the US and worldwide on innovations in forensics, communications, and identification systems. He represents and interprets law enforcement's interests and needs to corporations and universities. He is an active member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the National Academy Associates, the National Executive Institute Associates, the International Association for Identification (IAI), and the Society of Former FBI Agents.


This presentation is a non-technical talk designed for law enforcement and intelligence executives. The role of biometrics as a tool for Intelligence-Led Policing as well as the future trends in biometrics will be presented. The session will include key terms and definitions as well as a brief history of the use of biometrics by law enforcement. The presentation will include an overview of the current state of the art in biometrics. The 'what is possible and what is not' will be delineated. It will separate fact from fiction.

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