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Scene Examination Scientific Area Committee

Scene Examination SAC and subcommittees

The Scene Examination Scientific Area Committee (SAC) provides strategic direction, serves as a platform to integrate similar standards activities across multiple forensic science disciplines, and manages the activities of the following subcommittees:


Michael Kessler, SAC Chair, Denton (TX) Police Department 

Michele Smith, SAC Vice Chair, Louisiana State Police Crime Laboratory

Charles S. DeFrance, Crime Scene Investigation & Reconstruction Subcommittee Chair, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Paola Prada-Tiedemann, Dogs & Sensors Subcommittee Chair, Texas Tech University

David Sheppard, Ph.D., Fire & Explosion Investigation Subcommittee Chair, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives


Created August 28, 2020, Updated April 3, 2024