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SketchCop® Solutions has teamed with Sherlock Institute of Forensic Science India to establish India’s first forensic facial imaging laboratory. Our industry-leading laboratory is well-equipped to play a significant role in how Indian law enforcement and select organizations utilize modern forensic facial imaging technology to combat crime and identify dangerous criminals.

The laboratory will be directed by (Ret.) Police Sergeant Michael W. Streed, CFA. Michael is a Certified Forensic Artist and is one of the world’s most experienced forensic facial imaging experts. In addition to his extensive law enforcement background, he is also an author, trainer and belongs to several international forensic and investigative organizations.

Because crime does not recognize borders, we invite other global law enforcement and select organizations, outside of India, to contact us with their forensic facial imaging requests.

After reviewing our services, we hope that you’ll consider making our forensic facial imaging laboratory an important part of your investigative strategy.

We promote a digital workflow solution to process visual evidence. This includes working with eyewitnesses to create suspect images using digital tools. While there are forensic organizations that continue to work towards creating a unified set of standards and guidelines for processing forensic facial images; much of the work remains subjective and is guided by the experience and ethics of the forensic facial imaging expert.

Our laboratory treats every image and digital facial composite as a traditional piece of evidence, just like any law enforcement professional would treat a fingerprint, biological sample, toolmark, tire/shoe print, etc.

The goal of our forensic facial imaging laboratory is to help law enforcement investigators reduce their investigative cycle times. To accomplish our goal requires that we become part of a multi-disciplinary investigative team that adheres to a rigorous set of standards as they are developed by professional forensic organizations and the legal community.

  • Digital Facial Composites – Facial images of suspects as described by eyewitnesses or viewed on CCTV videos/still images. Investigators may request a traditional facial composite hand-drawn by a forensic artist using digital tools/software. Those want their own software-driven solution may purchase SketchCop® Facial Composite System Software and receive training.
  • Postmortem Facial Imaging – Using 3D laser scans, or CT scans, our forensic artist can create 3-D digital sculpting similar to traditional clay busts. Or, they can use an aligned skull photograph to create a 2-D facial reconstruction by employing photo/illustration techniques. Cleaned-up/media-ready images of unidentified remains with facial trauma/disfigurement can be brought to life using photo/illustration techniques.
  • Age Progressions/Regressions – Using scientific information about growth, our forensic artist can create age-progressed/regressed photographs of long-term missing children and adults, as well as fugitives from justice.
  • 1-to-1 Face Comparison & Analysis – By examining the morphological features of a known individual versus an unknown person, our forensic artist is able to make an assessment of their probable identity.  
  • Facial Image Editing – When a criminal alters their appearance by growing longer hair, shaving their head, growing/shaving facial hair, or using some other form of disguise, our forensic artist can update previous mugshots, government ID or other miscellaneous photographs.
If you don’t see your request on the list, please contact us and we’ll be glad to provide you with excellent service.

We have equipped our laboratory with cutting-edge technology to help ensure the best possible outcome for your investigation.


  • HP Z420 Desktop PC – Equipped for 3D workflow
  • 3D Systems Phantom Haptic Device
  • 22" Wacom Cintiq
  • Wacom Cintiq Companion
  • Wacom One
  • iPad Pro

Facial Illustration Software – Digital Facial Composites/Age Progression-Regression/Facial Image Editing

  • SketchCop® Facial Composite System Software
  • Sketchbook® Pro
  • Corel® Painter 2020
  • Corel® Painter Elements
  • Adobe Photoshop 2020 CC
  • Corel ® Paintshop Pro
  • PortraitPro Studio

Postmortem Imaging Software – Facial Reconstruction/Postmortem Imaging

  • OsiriX Dicom Reader
  • Geomagic Freeform Plus
  • Zbrush 2020
  • Cinema4D
  • Adobe® Photoshop Elements

Facial Imaging/Analysis Software – 1-to-1 Face Comparison & Analysis

  • ForensicaGPS Facial Comparison/Analysis Software
  • ForensicaGPS Pose Correction/Facial Recognition
  • Adobe Photoshop 2020 CC

Client Consulting – Client Communication & Training

  • ZOOM Online Meeting Platform
  • Blue Yeti Microphone
  • Sanag Active Noise Cancelling Headphones
  • Logitech 922C Web Camera