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Timothy J. Burt

Timothy J. Burt has been a police officer for over 19 years with the Dover Police Department in Dover, NH, an agency accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).  His career includes over 16 years of forensic experience conducting crime scene investigations and evidence processing.  Tim is currently the lead detective of the Dover Police Department’s Crime Scene Unit, which has been accredited by the American Society of Crime Lab Directors /Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB).  He has investigated many different types of crimes including burglaries, robberies, sexual assaults, deaths, shooting incidents and homicides, and he has provided expert testimony on certain aspects of crime scene reconstruction.  Tim is both a Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst (CSCSA) and a Certified Crime Scene Reconstructionist (CCSR) by the International Association for Identification (IAI).

Tim's areas of expertise are:  Crime Scene Investigation and Analysis; Latent Processing; Blood Detection and Enhancement; Shooting Scene Reconstruction; Death Investigations; Criminal Investigations; Crime Scene Mapping; Evidence Management; Grant Writing; Protocol Development; Accreditation Management.

He has processed approximately 600 crime scenes and 4200 pieces of evidence in his career.  He has also investigated 15 homicides.

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Rachel Camper

Rachel is the Director of the Boston Police Department's Latent Print Unit and has been with the Unit since 2005.  She graduated from Norwich University in 1998 and received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Criminal Justice.  Rachel started her career in fingerprints with the Vermont Crime Information Center in 2000 and continued to the Vermont Forensic Laboratory in 2002.  Her responsibilities included latent print processing, comparisons, and crime scene response.  She is a Certified Latent Print Examiner (CLPE), Certified Crime Scene Investigator (CCSI) with the International Association for Identification, and Certified Technical Assessor for ASCLD/LAB. 

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Shawn Dolan

Shawn’s earned a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and Business Administration from Northeastern University and a Master's Degree in Forensic Science from the University of New Haven.  She has over 2000 hours of professional forensic training.  Shawn has been a practitioner in the field for over 16 years in the roles of a crime scene responder, a fingerprint examiner and the supervisor of a crime scene unit.  Managing all types of crime scenes, Shawn can testify to the evidence she’s recovered and examined from child pornography cases, domestic terrorism, rape, homicide, suicide, arson, as well as the more common B&E, robberies, and motor vehicle incidents.

Since 1999, Ms. Dolan has gained experience with The Henry Lee Institute of Forensic Science, The Connecticut Medical Examiner's Office, Maryland State Police Crime Scene Unit, the Cambridge Police Department, and the Boston Police Department . Over these years, her responsibilities have included the processing of crime scenes, examining and comparing fingerprints, and providing training on proper evidence preservation and recovery. Shawn is a Certified Instructor and taught at the Maryland State Police Academy as well as numerous trainings for police departments along the east coast. She is also a court qualified expert in fingerprint comparison in various district and superior courts in Massachusetts.

Ms. Dolan has provided training to law enforcement personnel on proper crime scene protocols and fingerprint recognition and comparison.  Shawn also has experience delivering forensic consultation on cases involving evidence including those associated with the innocence project and agencies that require expert analysis regarding crime scene/ evidence handling and fingerprint examination. She is an I.A.I. Certified Latent Print Examiner.

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Jennifer Hannaford

Jennifer Hannaford is an accomplished forensic scientist with over 23 years of experience.  Jen began her career with the Oakland (CA) Police Department Criminalistics Laboratory.  She was a senior latent print examiner with the Vermont Forensic Laboratory where she helped build up a struggling unit which eventually achieved ASCLD/LAB accreditation.  Jen played a similar role with the Boston Police Department Forensic Group’s Latent Print Unit where she served as Director and helped that unit achieve its initial ASCLD/LAB accreditation.  She also was instrumental in assisting the Nassau County (Long Island NY) Office of the Medical Examiner attain accreditation from the New York Commission on Forensic Science ASCLD/LAB and ISO 17025. The latter half of her career has been committed to the writing and redesigning of laboratory protocols and procedures to ensure that provided services were of the highest quality.

Despite’s being trained in DNA analysis early in her career, Jen’s main area of expertise is in the areas crime scene processing and the discipline of latent prints.  Latent print expertise includes friction ridge detail detection, recovery, preservation and comparison.  She is certified by the International Association for Identification (IAI) as a Certified Latent Print Examiner (CLPE).  Additionally, Jen is certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Criminalists (D-ABC).

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Timothy A. Jackson

Timothy A. Jackson has over 29 years of forensic experience:  19 years with the New Hampshire State Police Forensic Laboratory and ten years with the US Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, both American Society of Crime Lab Directors /Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) accredited laboratories.  He has an additional six years of crime scene experience while assigned to the US Army Criminal Investigation Command.  He is certified by the International Association for Identification (IAI) as a Certified Latent Print Examiner (CLPE) and a Certified Footwear Examiner (CFWE).

Tim’s expertise includes: Latent Impressions (finger, palm and foot friction ridge skin); Questioned Footwear Comparisons; Questioned Tire Track Comparisons; Indented Writing Restoration; Fabric Impressions; Questionable Pattern Interpretation; and Crime Scene Processing for latent impressions, questioned footwear impressions and questioned tire tracks.

He has worked over 4,300 cases in his career.

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Phillip Nichols

Sergeant (Retired) Phillip Nichols was the photography supervisor at the Nashua NH Police Department.  As the photography supervisor, Phil was not only in charge of photography equipment procurement but also responsible for training prospective crime scene photographers within his department.  Outside of the department, he is also a current member and past president of the NEDIAI.  Phil has been a crime scene photographer since 1997 and is successfully running his own portrait photography business as well.

Following 4 ½ years in the United States Air Force, Phil left the military in 1989 to work as a security guard at a nuclear power plant in Seabrook, NH.  A few years later, Phil was hired by the Hudson New Hampshire Police Department where he worked for 5 ½ years. After that, Phil decided to move to the Nashua NH Police Department and retired in October 2015.  Phil’s hard work throughout his tenure as a police officer resulted in his elevation to the rank of Sergeant in 2010. Over the years, Phil has photographed thousands of crime scenes and attended numerous seminars and schools regarding crime scene photography. Phil played a significant role in assisting the Nashua Police Department with its transition from film photography to digital photography, a move that has saved the department countless dollars.

Phil owns and operates CKC Photography in Hudson, NH, a portrait photography studio that has been in business since 2003. He donates his time and talents to local charities to use in their fund raising efforts. Though he was a crime scene photographer first, his portrait photography has sharpened his photography skills and translated into higher quality crime scene work.

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Kimberly A. Rumrill

Kimberly A. Rumrill has 25 years of forensic experience with the New Hampshire State Police Forensic Laboratory in Concord, New Hampshire, an American Society of Crime Lab Directors /Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB)-International accredited laboratory, where she is currently employed as a Senior Criminalist working in the Serology/DNA Unit, the Trace Evidence Unit and the Drug Chemistry Unit.

Kim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology and a Master’s degree in Forensic Science.  She has attended several advanced trainings on bloodstain pattern analysis from nationally and internationally renowned experts.  Kim performs serological and DNA analyses on evidence collected from crime scenes.  She has been processing crime scenes for bloodstain patterns since 2000.

She has worked over 3,500 cases in her career.

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