Acree Forensic Investigations -(AFI) is committed to serving society by applying scientific solutions to real world problems by the application of science to matters of law. 

Phone: (703)580-8200


The Charley Project - An online searchable database of over 7,000 cold case missing persons.

The Doe Network - A network of volunteers that maintain an online searchable database of missing persons and unidentified remains cases while working clues and searching for connections between cases.

File Hound -File Hound is a software package developed for law enforcement first responders that enables users to quickly find and examine digital contraband images at the scene. File Hound features several crucial abilities which include the ability to search for images using file headers, the ability to calculate MD5 signatures, honing in on relevant images and report generation.

 Key in the development of File Hound was the desire to ensure that only minimal user training would be needed. Consequently the developers have created a program that is easily understood and allows first-time users to successfully store digital information on the scene so that it can be taken back to a lab for a more thorough examination.

Development on FH began in 2004 at Purdue University at the Department of Computer and Information Technology. File Hound has seen remarkable success under the leadership of Dr. Marc Rogers who is Chair of the Cyber Forensics Program and one of the original developers. In 2006, the National Institute of Justice awarded File Hound a grant to continue development on a skin tone filter. In 2007 File Hound helped the Indiana State Police win an international award for excellence in technology.

File Hound is currently only available to law enforcement personnel.  Training and limited support is available to those law enforcement agencies who would like to benefit from this extraordinary tool. To obtain a copy please contact Dr. Marc Rogers at the Purdue University Cyber Forensics Lab using the contact information given below.

Contact Info:

Phone: (765) 494-2561
Fax: (765) 496-1212


Ignitable Liquids Reference Collection - An online searchable database that is the product of establishing a comprehensive set of ignitable liquids in addition to the accompanying characterization data. Used to conduct fire debris analysis.


NamUs- National Missing and Unidentified Persons System- A Federally funded national repository for missing persons and unidentified decedents records. It is sponsored by the US Dept of Justice and contains two searchable databases which are scheduled to be linked in the year 2009.

NIBIN- National Integrated Ballistic Information Network- Supplies Integrated
Ballistic Identification System (IBIS) equipment into Federal, State and local law enforcement agencies
for their own use in imaging and comparing crime gun evidence. This program is funded by the ATF giving
and local law enforcement agencies a highly effective tool that many agencies could not afford on their own. In addition,the system enables the sharing of intelligence across jurisdictional boundaries.


Pill Identification Wizard- An online tool that allows you to input the imprint, shape, or color of a pill and then identifies the drug.


Project EDAN (Everyone Deserves A Name)- Provides   Forensic Sketch Artists to do age progressions and facial reconstructions for agencies who do not have access to or funding for qualified artists.


Director: Todd Matthews

SICAR - Shoeprint Image Capture and Retrieval

Used to manage shoe print and tire mark evidence retrieved from a crime scene. The latest version is SICAR 6 and runs on a PC under Windows XP.



SoleMate- A commercial database that contains information such as manufacturer and date of market as well as images of the sole print and photos of the uppers for more than 12,000 shoes.


Click on "shoeprints" to find a list of several product options for shoeprints as well as other forensic tools.


Technical Support Working Group- A vast repository of information, technologies, and products as well as publications available to law enforcement agencies and the first responder community. The TSWG operates as a program element under the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office.


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