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Last Updated:07/2018
NCIAI OFFICERS
President: Randy Horton

1st Vice President: Kelly Moore

2nd Vice President: Doreen Huntington

Secretary: Erin Biggio

Treasurer: Kristie Hendrix

Editor: Shannon Smith

Sergeant at Arms: Clint Babb

Historian: Melissa Southern

Last Updated:06/21/19
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chair and Immediate Past President: Rebecca Heinrich

Member: Sam Pennica

Member: Casson Reynolds

Member: Bradley Whitaker

Member: Brian Dew

Last Updated:06/21/19
NCIAI OFFICERS
President: Randy Horton
Randy Horton is currently a Detective Lieutenant with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office and is the Technical Supervisor for the Crime Scene Investigations Unit within the Criminal Investigations Division.

Horton began his law enforcement career with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office in 1993 when he began working as a Sworn Reserve Deputy. He continued in this capacity until 2003 when he became a full time Deputy assigned to the Courtroom Security Division.  In 2006 he was promoted to an Investigators position and assigned to the Crime Scene Investigations Unit.  In 2010 he was promoted to Corporal within the CSI Unit.  In 2013 he departed the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and accepted his current position with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.

Randy Horton holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  Horton has also completed the Criminal Investigations Certificate Program through the NC Justice Academy where he also serves as a member of the Forensics Working Group, tasked with reviewing and updating the curriculum for the Crime Scene Investigations and Forensics courses.

Randy Horton holds an Advance Law Enforcement Certificate as well as a General Instructor’s Certificate from the NC Sheriff’s Education and Training Standards Commission. Horton is also a court qualified expert witness in the Analysis and Comparison of both 10 Prints and Latent Prints, as well as a qualified expert in Crime Scene Processing. Horton is also certified in Serial Number Restoration as well as an Advanced IBIS Operator from the US Department of Justice/ATF.

Randy Horton is a current member of the International Association for Identification (IAI), as well as the North Carolina Division of the International Association for Identification (NCIAI) where he currently serves as the 1st Vice President for 2018-2019.

Randy Horton is currently certified by the International Association for Identification as both a Certified Latent Print Examiner (CLPE) and as a Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst (CSCSA).
Detective Lieutenant Randy L. Horton, CSCSA, CLPE
Crime Scene Investigator / Latent Print Examiner
Iredell County Sheriff’s Office
230 N. Tradd Street   Statesville, NC 28677
(704) 924-4080 (w)
randy.horton@co.iredell.nc.us
1st Vice President: Kelly Moore
Kelly Moore became the Greensboro Police Department’s Director of Forensic Services in July 2017. She joined the GPD in 2004 as a Crime Scene Investigator, collecting and processing evidence from both property and violent crimes. After a year, she was assigned to the Latent Print Section where she performed specialized laboratory examinations of evidence, responded to major case/homicide scenes, and apprenticed as a Latent Print Examiner. In 2007, she was promoted to the rank of Forensic Division Supervisor – overseeing the Crime Scene Investigations Section; she also supervised the Division’s Latent Print Section prior to being promoted to Director. Tranter is credited as being the driving force behind GPD earning and sustaining its international accreditation in Forensic Inspection from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) – American Society for Quality (ASQ) National Accreditation Board (ANAB), as she developed the Division’s Quality Assurance System and served as the Quality Manager from February 2015 - May 2018. She remains an active member of AFQAM.

From 2006-2012, Tranter was an adjunct instructor at Forsyth Technical Community College where she taught courses in the Criminal Justice – Latent Evidence Program. She is also a State certified General Instructor of Criminal Justice and continues to teach a variety of forensic and law enforcement courses to fellow CSIs, officers, and members of the public.

Moore holds a Master of Forensic Science degree from the University of New Haven in Connecticut, where she graduated with a 4.01 GPA in 2004. Tranter maintains IAI Certification as a Crime Scene Investigator and has been qualified by the NC Superior Court as an expert witness in the field of crime scene processing and forensic investigation.

Moore has previously held the position of NCIAI Division Secretary and served on the Board of Directors.
Kelly Moore, MFS, CCSI
Director of Forensic Services
Police Department
City of Greensboro
Office Phone:  336-373-2415
300 S. Swing Road, Greensboro, NC 27409
www.greensboro-nc.gov
2nd Vice President: Doreen Huntington
Doreen Huntington is currently the Supervisor of the Latent Print Unit for the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office.  Mrs. Huntington began her career in law enforcement in 1985 in Ohio with the Cleveland Police Department. She processed prisoners, responded to crime scenes and worked as a Latent Print Examiner for the Department. In 1991, Mrs. Huntington moved to Wisconsin and became employed through the Wisconsin Department of Justice in their State Crime Lab in Milwaukee.  As a Forensic Scientist III, Mrs. Huntington specialized in Latent Fingerprint Analysis and Footwear Analysis.  In 1994, Mrs. Huntington accepted the position with the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office to manage their new AFIS section.

Mrs. Huntington holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology/Criminal Justice from the Ohio State University.  She is a member of the International Association for Identification (IAI) and the North Carolina Division of the International Association for Identification (NCIAI).  She is currently on the Board of Directors for the NCIAI.  Mrs. Huntington implemented and has hosted a Latent Print Examiners meeting for fellow examiners since 2007.
Doreen Huntington
Latent Print Supervisor
Guilford County Sheriff’s Office
508 Industrial Ave
Greensboro, NC 27406
(336) 641-5976 (w)
dhuntin@guilfordcountync.gov
Secretary: Erin Biggio
Erin Biggio is a Forensic Scientist Supervisor in the Latent Evidence Section of the North Carolina State Crime Laboratory and has been with the North Carolina State Crime Laboratory since January 2007.  She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Meredith College.  Erin is a latent print, footwear, and tire track examiner.  She is also a Special Agent with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.

Erin is a current member of the International Association for Identification (IAI), as well as the North Carolina Division of the International Association for Identification (NCIAI) where she is currently serving as the division secretary.

Erin is currently certified by the International Association for Identification as a Certified Latent Print Examiner (CLPE).
Erin Biggio
Forensic Scientist Supervisor
North Carolina State Crime Laboratory
Latent Evidence
121 E. Tryon Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 582-8743
ebiggio@ncdoj.gov
Treasurer: Kristie Hendrix
Kristie Hendrix is currently the Senior Director of Off-Campus Centers at Forsyth Technical Community College. She has worked at the college for 19 years. In 1999, she started the first forensics program at a North Carolina community college. She was promoted from instructor to Program Coordinator in 2000, then Department Chair in 2002, then, in 2008, Director of the new Northwest Forsyth Center of Forsyth Tech. In 2017, she was promoted to her current position of Senior Director of all off-campus centers. She currently teaches Sociology and Criminal Investigation courses. Before working at the college, Kristie began her law enforcement career with the Winston-Salem Police Department in the Patrol Division. She then worked for the Gaston County Police Department on patrol and in the Crime Scene Unit. She briefly returned to the WSPD in the Crime Scene Unit before working at the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office’s Crime Scene Unit. She is still a sworn officer as well as a part-time telecommunicator.

Kristie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from East Carolina University and a Master’s degree in Social Science Education (Sociology/Criminal Justice concentration) from Appalachian State University. She is currently working on her Doctorate of Education from Northcentral University with an anticipation date of completion in 2019.

Kristie is a current member of the North Carolina Division of the International Association for Identification (NCIAI) where she is currently serving as the treasurer. She has held this position since 2000. She is also a member of the American Sociological Association and the National Association of Branch Campus Administrators.
Kristie Hendrix
Forsyth Technical Community College
2100 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
(336)734-7051 (w)
khendrix@forsythtech.edu
Editor: Shannon Smith
Shannon Smith is a Latent Print Examiner with the High Point Police Department.  She began working as a Crime Scene Investigator in 2004 and transitioned full time to latent print examination in 2009. 

Shannon holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and a Certification in Administration of Justice and Forensic Identification from the City College of San Francisco. 

Shannon is a member of the IAI and is the current editor and also a past president of the NCIAI.  She currently is certified in Latent Print Examination and as a Senior Crime Scene Analyst.
Shannon Smith, CLPE, CSCSA
Latent Print Examiner
High Point Police Department
1009 Leonard Avenue
High Point, NC 27260
336-887-7921
shannon.smith@highpointnc.gov
Sergeant at Arms: Clint Babb
Clinton Babb is currently a Police Officer with the Cary Police Department and is assigned to the Field Operations Bureau.  Babb began his career in law enforcement with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in 2004 as a Deputy Sheriff assigned to the courts as a Bailiff.  Shortly thereafter Babb transferred to the Patrol Division where he worked until 2006 when he was promoted to the rank of Detective Sergeant assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division.  While assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division, Babb specialized in the areas of Crime Scene Investigations and Latent Print Analysis.  In 2013 Babb went to work for the Durham Police Department as a full-time Latent Print Examiner and a Police Officer.  Babb stayed in that position until 2016 when he went to work for the Cary Police Department in his current role as a Police Officer and Crime Scene Investigator.  Babb also volunteers with the Moore County Sheriff’s Office in their Latent Print Section.

Clinton Babb holds an Associate’s of Science Degree in General Studies from Colorado Technical University where he graduated with Highest Honors.  Babb also holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Western Carolina University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Clinton Babb is a current member of the International Association for Identification (IAI), as well as the North Carolina Division of the International Association for Identification (NCIAI) where he is currently -serving as the Sergeant at Arms for 2017-2018.  Clinton Babb is a past officer in the NCIAI for the years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.

Clinton Babb is currently certified by the International Association for Identification as both a Certified Latent Print Examiner (CLPE) and a Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst (CSCSA).
Clinton Babb CLPE, CSCSA
Cary Police Department
120 Wilkinson Ave.
Cary, NC 27513
919-469-4012 (w)
919-770-4816 (c)
clinton.babb@townofcary.org
Historian: Melissa Southern
Award-winning photographer and presenter, Melissa Southern has been shooting since childhood and a working professional since 2003. Melissa has been the forensic photographer for the Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification (CCBI) in Raleigh, NC for over 15 years. She was the first International Association for Identification (IAI) Certified Forensic Photographer in North Carolina. Melissa conducts Facial Recognition/Morphological Comparison examinations as part of her duties with CCBI.  Melissa has photographs published in the Guide to the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution, Nature Photographer magazine, various product magazines, and several other publications. She has published two books: one on the basics of photography and the other on fine art photography. Melissa has presented at Grandfather Mountain Nature Photography Weekend and the Grandfather Mountain Camera Clinic (where she is a TEAM member for both events), Recreation Equipment Inc. (REI), the City of Orlando, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, various photography clubs, the Dataworks Plus Interconnect Conference (several years), and the North Carolina International Association for Identification  (NCIAI) Conference  (2019). Melissa has served on a number of committees for the NCIAI and the Dataworks Plus Interconnect Conferences. She has judged numerous photography and art competitions over the years for various groups. Melissa has a B.A. in Anthropology and an Associate Degree in Photography with a concentration in Biomedical Photography.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chair: Rebecca Heinrich
Rebecca Heinrich is a full-time Forensic Science Instructor at Wake Technical Community College (WTCC), where she has taught courses in Friction Ridge Analysis, Advanced Friction Ridge Analysis, Forensic Chemistry, Forensic Biology, Investigative Principles, Criminology, and Footwear and Tire Imprint. Additionally, Rebecca works as a part-time independent Latent Print Contractor with local law enforcement agencies.

From 2006-2019 Rebecca was employed with the Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification (CCBI) in the Latent Print Unit. And from 2001-2006, she worked with the Greensboro Police Department as a Crime Scene Investigator and Latent Print Examiner.

From 2003-2006 Rebecca was also an adjunct instructor at Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, NC. She taught courses in Crime Scene Processing, Advanced Friction Ridge Analysis, and Crime Scene CAD (software for this course includes Crime Zone and CompPhoto Fit).

Rebecca holds four degrees from various colleges and universities. She has earned a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with a Spanish Minor from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and two Associates of Applied Science Degrees in Criminal Justice Technology and Latent Evidence Technology from Forsyth Technical Community College.

She is a Certified Latent Print Examiner through the International Association for Identification, is a member of the parent body I.A.I., and is the active in the North Carolina Division of the IAI (NCIAI).
Rebecca Heinrich, CLPE
Forensic Science Instructor
Wake Technical Community College
Public Safety Education Campus
321 Chapanoke Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
rheinrich@waketech.edu
rebeca.heinrich.clpe@gmail.com
919-448-4081
Member: Sam Pennica
Sam Pennica is currently the Director of the Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services, with a major in Administration of Justice, from Thomas A. Edison State University.  He is also a graduate of the North Carolina State University Administrative Officers Management Program, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Regional Command College.  Additionally, he holds an Advanced Law Enforcement Certification from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission.

Director Pennica began his law enforcement career in 1971 as a fingerprint technician with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC.  In 1973 he became a Special Agent with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.  During his career with the SBI he experienced several assignments which included working in the Crime Laboratory Division as a latent fingerprint examiner. He was later assigned to the Field Operations Division where he had the opportunities to serve as a crime scene investigator, general crime criminal investigator, drug investigator, and various undercover assignments. He was also provided the opportunity to be assigned to the Dignitary Protection Detail for both Governors James B. Hunt and James G. Martin. In addition, Director Pennica served 5 years as the Director of the SBI New Agents Academy.

After his retirement from the SBI in 1999, Director Pennica joined the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office as Detective/Lieutenant.  In 2000 he served as a Detective/Lieutenant for the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office assigned to the Homicide Unit later becoming the Chief of Detectives achieving the rank of Major. In August 2005 he was appointed Director of the Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification.
Director Pennica is a Past President and Life Member of the North Carolina Chapter of the International Association for Identification (NCIAI).  He is also a Past President and life Member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (FBI-LEEDA) and earned the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Leadership Award. Director Pennica is a Past President and a member of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation Former Agents Society (SOFA), and a member of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors and the International Association for Identification (IAI).
Sam J. Pennica, Director
Raleigh/Wake City County Bureau of Identification
3301 Hammond Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 255-7370
sam.pennica@wakegov.com                                  

Member: Casson Reynolds, MSCJ, CSCSA
Casson Reynolds is an Instructor Developer in Crime Scene Reconstruction at the North Carolina Justice Academy in Edneyville, NC since 2017.  He is a Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst through the International Association for Identification, Board Member of the Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction, Board Member of the Bloodstain Pattern Analysis of the AAFS Standards Board, and the Co-Chair of the Training Committee of the North Carolina IAI.

Casson has a Master of Science from Boston University in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Science from Radford University in Criminal Justice.  He was sworn in law enforcement for 14 years with the majority of that time being in crime scene investigations and analysis.  He worked for the Charlottesville Police Department, the Gastonia Police Department, and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.  He has his NC Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate and his NC Advanced Gang Specialist Certificate.

Casson is a recognized subject matter expert in Crime Scene Reconstruction, Shooting Incident Reconstruction, Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, and Latent Print Development and Identification.  He regularly teaches classes throughout North Carolina, provides technical assistance to local and state agencies, and presents on crime scene reconstruction at conferences across the country.    

Casson is a current member of the International Association for Identification (IAI), as well as the North Carolina Division of the International Association for Identification (NCIAI) where he is currently serving as a Board Member.   
Casson Reynolds, MSCJ, CSCSA
Instructor / Developer
Criminal Investigations Certificate Program Coordinator
North Carolina Justice Academy - West Campus
creynolds@ncdoj.gov
Member: Bradley Whitaker
Bradley Whitaker is currently a Detective Lieutenant with the Moore County Sheriff’s Office and is assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division.  Whitaker began his career in law enforcement with the Moore County Sheriff’s Office in 1997 as a Sheriff’s Dispatcher where he worked until 1998 when he became a Deputy assigned to the Patrol Division.  Whitaker worked in the Patrol Division until 2003 when he was promoted to Detective Sergeant.  While assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division, Whitaker has specialized in the area of Crime Scene Investigations, Latent Print Analysis, Fire / Arson Investigation,  and Computer Crimes Against Children while in addition to working other various criminal investigations.

Bradley Whitaker holds an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice and will be pursuing a Bachelors’ Degree in Criminal Justice.  Whitaker is also a 2015 graduate of the Law Enforcement Leadership and Management Program hosted by the Randolph Community College. 

Bradley Whitaker is a current member of the International Association for Identification (IAI), as well as the North Carolina Division of the International Association for Identification (NCIAI) where he served as the President for 2017-2018, and is currently serving on the Board of Directors.  Bradley Whitaker is also a member and past President of the Moore County Law Enforcement Officers Association (MCLEO); a member of the North Carolina Law Enforcement Officers’ Association (NCLEOA); a member of the North Carolina Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators (NCIAAI); and is an active participate with the North Carolina Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce (NCICAC).

Bradley Whitaker is currently certified by the International Association for Identification as both a Certified Latent Print Examiner (CLPE) and a Certified Crime Scene Investigator (CCSI).
Bradley Whitaker, Detective Lieutenant
Moore County Sheriff’s Office
302 S. McNeill Street / P.O. Box 40
Carthage, NC  28327
(910) 947-2931 (w)
(910) 639-1386 (c)
bwhitaker@moorecountync.gov
Brian Dew
Brian Dew began his career in forensics in 1996 as a Forensic Analyst with the Wilson, NC Police Department where he was responsible for major crime scene investigations, latent print examinations and AFIS operations.  Brian holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Justice and Public Policy from North Carolina Wesleyan College and during his career has successfully completed in excess of 1200 hours of forensic training in a wide array of evidence collection and laboratory examination topics.  Brian was also certified as an EMT-Paramedic for 16 years.

Brian was employed as a senior consultant with Ron Smith and Associates, Inc. providing a variety of forensic training, consulting and testing services both domestically and internationally.  He has provided assistance in crime scene investigations, latent print examinations and other related matters to a large number of local, state, and federal agencies.  He has also provided lectures at numerous seminars around the country. He is currently employed with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office in the Crime Laboratory as a latent print examiner. 

Brian is a Life Active member of the NCIAI and has served in various positions since 2005 including vice president, president, and board member.  He is a Sustaining Active-Life member of the International Association for Identification (IAI) and the Chesapeake Bay Division of the IAI and has served as a member of the IAI’s Latent Print Subcommittee.  He is currently serving as a member of the Board of directors of both the NCIAI and the IAI.  Brian has achieved professional certification as a Latent Print Examiner with the IAI and maintains credentials as a certified instructor.
Brian Dew, CLPE
Latent Print Examiner
New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office
3950-D Juvenile Center Rd.
Castle Hayne, NC 28429
910-798-4494
dewbrian@gmail.com