S.C.A.F.O.'s - 64th President

64th President - BOB GOSS, 2001

The February meeting was held at  Portofino Ristorante Italiano in La Habra.   Steve Tillmann hosted the meeting and the topic was, “Panoscan - Advanced Technology for Documenting Crime Scenes."

April 7, 2001, Past President’s Night, was held at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park.  Chairman Art Coleman hosted the meeting.  The topic was,  "The Importance of Fingerprints in the Criminal Justice System." The speaker was Sgt. John Aerts of the
L.A.S.D. Records and Identification Bureau. 118 members and guests attended.

The June meeting was held at Steven’s Steak House in the City of Commerce and was hosted by Susan Garcia.   The speaker was former LASD and LA Coroner’s Office Criminalist Elizabeth Devine, the technical consultant of the hit T.V. show, CSI.  The meeting was attended by a possible record 178 members and guests.

The August meeting was held at the Hacienda Hotel in El Segundo, The host was Elaine Sena-Brown.  The speaker was Ron Moore of the Orange County SD.  The topic was scent evidence.

The October meeting was held at the Radisson Hotel in San Bernardino and was hosted by President Goss.  Ed Palma San Diego PD and SCAFO Secretary spoke on “Palm Print Basics."

The December Christmas meeting and swearing in of the new Board was held at Portofino Restaurant Italino in La Habra. After a brief talk on the history of SCAFO by Historian Bill Leo, the evening turned to entertainment by Dickens Caroler’s, which included a very funny SCAFO sing along of a new special verison of the “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”

The Annual SCAFO Training conference had to be cancelled due to the 9-11 attack on the United States.  

Bob Goss served with the San Bernardino Police Department during his Presidency.


(This article is reprinted from the May, 1947 issue of Finger Print and Identification Magazine. Thanks to Sarah Watson, LASD for this historical tidbit.)  Sept. 2001 The Print
When Southern California fingerprint officers dined as guests of the California Institute for Men at Chino, Cal., they found reason to envy the life of a convict. Deluxe cuisine featured broiled New York cut steaks and apple pie ala mode. Musician inmates of the prison provided music to lend atmosphere in the best café tradition.  Such elaborate settings, of course, are not standard on the prison bill of fare. The occasion was the March meeting of the Southern California Association of Finger Print Officers, held at the Institute on an invitation extended by prison officials.