Edgar F. Koch
School of Criminal Justice
co-director, CERT in Crime Scene Investigation program
M.S., University of Baltimore
B.S., Towson University
I first became interested in forensics while I was working as a police officer for the Anne Arundel County Police Department. I received my degree in chemistry and became the first forensic chemist in Anne Arundel County, where I developed the forensic lab. I retired as deputy chief of police in 1995 and later became the director of the Baltimore Police Department.
My primary area of scholarship is applying science to the field of forensics and then passing that knowledge on to students. I like teaching crime scene and an overview of forensics.
I came to UB in 2002. I've taught crime scene, microscopy, lab safety, forensic documentation, death investigation and introduction to forensic science.
I enjoy teaching forensics to students who want to be forensic scientists. There was a need in the field for qualified forensic scientists, and this program has helped to fill that void.
My other professional affiliations include the American Academy of Forensic Science, The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors, the Society of Police Futurists International and FBI National Academy Associates.