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CURRICULUM VITAE
 F. Harley Norwitch
EDUCATION:
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI; Bachelor of General Studies, June 1973.

SPECIALIZED
TRAINING:

MIAMI-DADE POLICE DEPARTMENT
Fraud Investigations, Coconut Grove, Florida, 1998.

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT
F.B.I. Typewriter Examination Seminar; Tallahassee, Florida, 1992.

ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Forensic Photography; Rochester, New York, 1989.

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Fundamentals Of Questioned Documents; Quantico, Virginia, 1988.

ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Printing For The Document Examiner; Rochester, New York, 1986.

UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE
Questioned Document Course; Glynco, Georgia 1985.

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Questioned Documents Symposium; Quantico, Virginia, 1985.

UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE LABORATORY
Typewriter Systems; Washington, D.C., 1983.

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT
Examination of Questioned Documents; Valencia Community College, Orlando, Florida, 1982.

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT
Forensic Document Training; FDLE Satellite Laboratory, Tampa, Florida, 1981.

MIAMI-DADE POLICE DEPARTMENT CRIME LABORATORY
Forensic Document Training (Apprenticeship); Miami, Florida, 1979 – 1981.

BISCAYNE COLLEGE
Death Scene Investigation; Miami, Florida, 1975

SOUTHEAST INSTITUTE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Crime Scene And Explosives Technology; Miami, Florida, 1974

SOUTHEAST INSTITUTE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Basic Law Enforcement; Miami, Florida, 1974

EMPLOYMENT:

Forensic Document Examiner,
Norwitch Document Laboratory/Associated Forensic Services, 1983 to present.

Senior Document Examiner,
Questioned Document Unit, Crime Laboratory – Miami-Dade Police, 1982 to 1999.

Forensic Document Examiner,
Questioned Document Unit, Crime Laboratory  – Miami-Dade Police, 1979 to 1982.

Crime Scene Investigator,
Crime Scene Section, Crime Laboratory – Dade County Public Safety Department, 1973-1979.

COMMENDATIONS:

Federal

Association of Inspectors General
Department Of Human Resources
Department Of the Treasury (multiple)
Federal Bureau Of Investigation
Internal Revenue Service (multiple)
United States Army

State

Florida Association of Licensed Investigators
Florida Department of Business And Professional Regulation
Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services
Florida International Banker’s Association
State Attorney’s Office – 2nd Judicial Circuit
State Attorney’s Office – 11th Judicial Circuit (multiple)
State Attorney’s Office – 16th Judicial Circuit
State Attorney’s Office – 17th Judicial Circuit

Local

American Society For Industrial Security
Coral Gables Police Department (multiple)
Dade County Schools
Exchange Club of Miami
Metropolitan Police Institute (multiple)
Miami-Dade Audit and Management Services Department
Miami-Dade Police Department (multiple)
Opa Locka Police Department
Palm Beach Community College
Palm Beach County Economic Crime Unit
Palm Beach County Police Department
Republic National Bank
South Florida Investigators Association
Southeast Bank

DISTINCTIONS:

Retired Deputy Sheriff – Miami-Dade County, Florida

Qualified Court Expert in Forensic Document Examination.   Expert testimony given before Regulatory Commission Hearings; State & Municipal Courts of Florida in criminal and civil matters; Federal & Military Courts of the United States; U.S. District Court of the U.S. Virgin Islands; U.S. District Court of Puerto Rico; State & Federal Grand Juries; The Supreme Court of The Bahamas; The Supreme Court of The Turks and Caicos Islands; Summary Court & Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.  Expert testimony given  in excess of five hundred times.

Former Faculty Member – National College of District Attorneys, University of Houston.

Former State of Florida Certified Instructor – Forensic Sciences.

Daubert Qualified – July, 2013

INSTRUCTOR:

Forensic Document Exam. & The Attorney – Fidelity Nat’l Law Group (CLER)
                Fort Lauderdale, Florida; September, 2015

Forensic Document Examination Overview – FALI
Fort Lauderdale, Florida; September, 2014

An Overview of Forensic Document Examination – CAPE Institute (CLER)
North Palm Beach, Florida; December, 2012

 Forensic Science Training – Federal Public Defender’s Office (CLER)
Miami, Florida; April, 2010

Forensic Document Training and Case Review
Fort Lauderdale – Broward County Crime Laboratory; 1990-2010

Fraud Investigations – Miami-Dade Police Department
Miami Beach, Florida; August 2009
Miami Beach, Florida; July, 2008
Miami Beach, Florida; March, 2007
Miami Beach, Florida; April, 2006
Miami, Florida; April, 2005
Miami Beach, Florida; May, 2004
Miami Beach, Florida; April, 2003
Miami Beach, Florida; March, 2002
Miami, Florida; July, 2001
Miami Beach, Florida; July, 2000
Miami Lakes, Florida; July, 1999
Coconut Grove, Florida; August, 1998
Miami Beach, Florida; July, 1997
Miami Beach, Florida; July , 1996

Questioned Documents Presentation – South Miami Kendall Bar Association
South Miami, Florida; February, 2008

Questioned Documents Presentation – Attorney’s Real Estate Council
South Miami, Florida; February, 2008

Physical Evidence Investigations – Miami-Dade Police Department
Miami, Florida; June, 2007
Miami Beach, Florida; October, 2004
Miami, Florida; November, 2003
Miami Beach, Florida; October, 2000
Miami, Florida; June, 1998
Miami, Florida; May, 1997
Miami, Florida; June, 1996

Questioned Document Examinations – Palm Beach Community College
West Palm Beach, Florida; November, 2004
West Palm Beach, Florida; September, 2003

Forensic Document Examinations – Association of Inspectors General
Miami Beach, Florida; May, 2001

Questioned Document Seminar – Florida International Banker’s Association
Miami Lakes, Florida; October, 1998
Miami, Florida; December, 1996

Forensic Document Examination – Norwitch Document Laboratory (CLER)
Miami Beach, Florida; July, 1997

Financial Institution/Law Enforcement Seminar – Palm Beach E.C.U.
West Palm Beach, Florida; May, 1996

Monthly Meeting – Financial Institution Security Association
Miami, Florida; April, 1996

The Witness – Florida Legal Assistants
Fort Lauderdale, Florida; March, 1996

Questioned Document Seminar – Miami-Dade Audit & Management Services
Miami, Florida; February, 1996

Questioned Document Overview – Office of The Auditor General
Hollywood, Florida; July, 1990

Questioned Document Seminar – Miami-Dade Police Department
Miami, Florida; September, 1989
Miami, Florida; October, 1986
Miami, Florida; May, 1986
Miami, Florida; September, 1984
Miami, Florida; May, 1984
Miami, Florida; January, 1984

Forensics of Document Examination & Authentication – Florida Bar
7th Annual Midyear Meeting; Miami, Florida; January, 1987

Financial Institution/Law Enforcement Seminar – Palm Beach Economic Crimes Unit
West Palm Beach; May, 1987

Recognizing Forgery – Bank Administration Institute
Atlanta, Georgia; April, 1987

Forensic Evidence Course – National College of District Attorneys
Williamsburg, Virginia; February, 1986
Orlando, Florida; December, 1985
Orlando, Florida; March, 1984

Questioned Document Overview – I.R.S. Criminal Investigations
Miami, Florida; June, 1985

Questioned Document Seminar – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,  & Firearms
Miami, Florida; December, 1984

Questioned Document Overview – Atlantic Federal Savings & Loan
Fort Lauderdale, Florida; October, 1984

Banking Security Seminar – Coral Gables Police Department
Coral Gables, Florida; May, 1984

Fraud Investigations – Coral Gables Police Department
Coral Gables, Florida; October, 1980

PUBLISHED:

“Questioned Documents” (co-authored with Howard Seiden)
Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques
CRC Press, 2003, Boca Raton, Florida

“Questioned Documents”, 7th Midyear Meeting, Florida Bar, 1987.

“Correct Standards”, National College Of District Attorneys, 1986.

“But What Does It Mean…?”, National College Of District Attorneys, 1985.

“The Forensic Palmreader”, Identification Journal, 1984.

AFFILIATIONS:

Southern Association of Forensic Scientists – Member.
International Association for Identification – Life Member.

PROFICIENCY
TESTING:

Collaborative Testing – biannually

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