Sergeant Richard Lodder is a fingerprint expert in the Fingerprint Sciences Group of the Victoria Police Forensic Services department.

He has over 40 years of experience in this specialist field and was the Australian Vice President of the Fingerprint Society from 1988 to 2000.

He has had a number of successes in advanced latent print development and enhancement techniques, and played a leading role in the introduction of digital fingerprint photography in Victoria.

His passion has been Cold Cases, in which he been responsible for identifying more than 400 outstanding latent impressions from cold case major crimes.
Outside of the Victoria Police, he is an Emergency Management Officer in St John Ambulance, and has been admitted as a Fellow to the Institute in recognition to his contributions to the policing profession.