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Timothy J. Burt

Timothy J. Burt has been a police officer for over 20 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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Jennifer Hannaford

Jennifer Hannaford is an accomplished forensic scientist with over 24 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.

Although being trained in DNA analysis early in her career, Jen’s main areas of expertise are in the areas of 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 30 years of forensic experience:  20 years with the New Hampshire State Police Forensic Laboratory and ten years with the US Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, both ANAB ISO/IEC 17025 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 (retired) was a Senior Criminalist working in the Serology/DNA Unit, the Trace Evidence Unit and the Drug Chemistry Unit for 26 years with the New Hampshire State Police Forensic Laboratory in Concord, New Hampshire, an ANAB ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory.

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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