Gerald Rex, C.L.P.E., is a retired Detective with 23 years of experience within the New York City Police Department. In 2006, Gerald, then Police Officer Rex, was transferred to the NYPD's Latent Print Section. Upon completion of training he was assigned to the Latent Print Section's Manhattan Satellite office where he earned his Detective shield. In 2008, he was moved to the Major Case Satellite, which handles the most newsworthy and highest priority cases in all of New York City. In November of 2013, he received his certification from the International Association of Identification, earning the title of Certified Latent Print Examiner or C.L.P.E. The following year, due to his work and dedication to latent print work, he was promoted to Detective 2nd grade. Over his career with the NYPD he has testified as a latent expert 43 times and was never denied expert status. He has testified and all 5 boroughs of New York City and the Federal court system in the Southern and Eastern districts of New York. In June of 2015, in addition to his work as a examiner, he also took on the responsibilities of lead training officer. As of his retirement date has trained 21 of the units 34 members. In June 2019 he retired and moved to Florida where he owns and operates Rex Forensics.