Forensic Science Lab Manager
School of Criminal Justice
I am a graduate of Morgan State University with a B.S. degree in Biology. After graduating from Morgan, I started working as a laboratory scientist for a private laboratory that performed bio-availability studies for a generic drug company. I have recently retired from the Baltimore City Police Department's (BPD) Forensic Services Division after 32 years of service. I began my tour of duty with BPD Forensic Services Division as a crime scene investigator (CSI), where I assisted the police officers and detectives by processing evidence at various crime scenes. After seven years as a CSI, I was promoted to drug analyst in the Drug Analysis Unit where I was responsible for the identification of controlled dangerous substances. After 12 years in the Drug Analysis Unit, I was transferred to the Trace Analysis Unit. As a trace examiner, I was proficient in gunshot residue (GSR) analysis, fire debris (arson) analysis, glass analysis, fracture matching, low explosive analysis, fiber analysis, tape analysis, and light bulb analysis. During my 32 years with BPD, I received numerous certificates and three letters of commendation.