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Last Updated:06/2017
NCIAI OFFICERS
President: Bradley Whitaker

1st Vice President: Rebecca Heinrich

2nd Vice President: Randy Horton

Secretary: Erin Biggio

Treasurer: Kristie Hendrix

Editor: Shannon Smith

Sergeant at Arms: Clint Babb

Historian: Kim Breeden

Last Updated:06/2017
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chair of the Board & Immediate Past-President: Mike Summers

Doreen Huntington

Natassha Robinson

Renee Minella

Brian Dew

NCIAI OFFICERS
President: Bradley Whitaker
Bradley Whitaker is currently a Detective Sergeant 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, and Computer Crimes Against Children while in addition to working 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 is currently serving as the President for 2017-2018.  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 Sergeant
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
1st Vice President: Rebecca Heinrich
Rebecca Heinrich is a Forensic Supervisor and Technical Leader of the Latent Print Unit at the Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification. She began her career in forensics in July 2001 at the Greensboro Police Department. While working in Greensboro, she was responsible for responding to crime scenes for documentation and processing, evidence collection and chemical processing, forensic photography of latent print evidence, latent print comparisons, database searching on the AFIX Tracker, report writing, and providing expert testimony in both Superior and Federal Court. She also provided training for newly hired investigators and police officers in both crime scene and latent print disciplines, and organized and maintained over 250,000 fingerprint cards.

In April 2006 Rebecca began her employment as a Forensic Examiner in the Latent Print Unit with the Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification under the direction of Sam Pennica. During this time, she worked on latent print cases full time, provided expert courtroom testimony, began working footwear cases, and utilized three latent print database systems: SPEX, SAFIS, and IAFIS. She was also assigned as a training coach for newly hired latent examiners and assisted in the management of the Latent Print Unit in the absence of the unit supervisor.

In October 2008, Rebecca Heinrich was promoted to the position of the Forensic Supervisor of the Latent Print Unit. As supervisor, she is responsible for the overall management and function of the Latent Print Unit. She has created unit policies currently utilized by the Latent Print Unit, and in 2013 successfully led the Latent Print Unit through a rigorous international accreditation program. Rebecca creates and organizes unit workflow procedures, establishes policies, organizes and promotes training courses, verifies cases in both the latent print and footwear disciplines, conducts technical and administrative reviews of examiners’ case work, and acts as a liaison for the Latent Print Unit and its customers.

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 an active participant in the North Carolina Chapter of the I.A.I. She is currently the 1st vice president of the N.C.I.A.I.
Rebecca Heinrich
Raleigh/Wake City County Bureau of Identification
3301 Hammond Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
919-255-7362
rebecca.heinrich@wakegov.com

2nd Vice President: Randy Horton
Randy Horton is currently a Detective Sergeant 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 2nd Vice President for 2017-2018.

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 Sergeant 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)
(704) 880-7994 (c)
randy.horton@co.iredell.nc.us
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 18 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: Kim Breeden
Kim Breeden is currently a Crime Scene Investigator with the Wilmington Police Department.  Kim began her career in law enforcement/Crime Scene with the Winston-Salem Police Department in 2001 where she worked until 2005. In June of 2005, Kim returned to her hometown of Wilmington.

Kim Breeden holds an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors’ Degree in Criminal and Social Justice. Kim also holds a Criminal Justice Instructor Certification.

Kim Breeden is a current member of the North Carolina Division of the International Association for Identification (NCIAI) where she is currently serving as the historian.
Kimberly (Kim) Breeden
Wilmington Police Department
615 Bess St
Wilmington, NC  28402
(910) 343-3644
kim.breeden@wilmingtonnc.gov
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chair of the Board, Immediate Past-President - Mike Summers
Mike Summers is a Forensic Analyst with the Wilson Police Department. Mr. Summers started his career as a uniform officer in January 2003 with the Wilson Police Department. He was transferred to the Forensic Unit in June of 2003.

Mike Summers Is a Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst and a Certified Latent Print Examiner through the International Association for Identification. Mr. Summers is also a Certified Criminal Justice Instructor with the State of North Carolina. He teaches in the Basic Law Enforcement Training and teaches Latent Print Comparison classes.
Mike Summers, CLPE, CSCSA
Forensic Analyst
Wilson Police Department
P.O. Box 10
Wilson, NC 27894
(252) 399-2338
msummers@wilsonnc.org
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@co.guilford.nc.us
Natassha Robinson, CLPE
Natassha Robinson is a Forensic Scientist Supervisor with the North Carolina State Crime Laboratory currently assigned to the Digital Evidence Section. Natassha began her career with the NCSCL in 2002 as a Special Agent with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation assigned to the Latent Evidence Section. Natassha worked in the Latent Evidence Section as a Latent Print Analyst where she was promoted to a Forensic Scientist Supervisor. While assigned to the Latent Evidence Section, Natassha specialized in Latent Print Processing, Latent Print Comparison, and Footwear/Tire Tread Comparisons.

Natassha Robinson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from East Carolina University. She is also a Certified Latent Print Examiner and a current member of the International Association for Identification (IAI), as well as the North Carolina Division of the International Association for Identification (NCIAI).
Natassha C. Robinson, CLPE
Forensic Scientist Supervisor
North Carolina State Crime Laboratory
121 East Tryon Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 582-8742
nrobinson@ncdoj.gov
Renee Minella
Renee is currently a Forensic Supervisor at CCBI and is assigned to the Latent Print Unit and is under the division of the Crime Laboratory.  She has been certified as a latent print examiner by the IAI since 2009. Minella began her career in law enforcement with the City of Pittsburgh Police Department.  She was the first female and a third generation police officer in her family.  During her career with the Bureau, she worked as a patrol officer and was promoted to Detective in the Crime Scene Unit, where she began her training in the science of fingerprints.  In 1998, she was selected and completed her training at the FBI Administrative Advanced Latent Fingerprint School held at the FBI Academy in Quantico VA.  Since that time, she has accumulated over 1100 hours of Forensic and Ridgeology training from various training seminars, to include both NCIAI and IAI conferences and accredited schools and seminars throughout the country.

Renee has received two letters of recognition from the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police department for her work in solving a series of home invasions, as a result of her work as a crime scene detective.  She located and developed latent prints that led to the arrest of multiple suspects.  She also served as a Police Academy instructor and latent training coach for the Mobile Crime Unit.  She served on the conference planning committee for the IAWP Conference, (International Association of Women’s Police), that was attended by hundreds of  LEO’s from all over the world in 1994.

She holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Slippery Rock University in PA, and is a graduate of the American Institute of Applied Science.  She completed the B.O.S.S. Leadership training   program with Wake County, and received the Trilogy Award from FBI LEEDA in 2016.

In addition to her ten years as a law enforcement officer, she worked as a Forensic Impression Analyst assigned to the latent evidence unit at the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation for approximately two and a half years before she joined the latent unit at CCBI in 2008.

Renee has held the position of both Chairperson and member of the NCIAI Conference planning Committee for the past six years, and is a current member of the International Association for Identification (IAI).  She is also a current member of the North Carolina Division of the International Association for Identification (NCIAI), where she is currently serving on the Board of Directors for 2017-2018.

She is a member of NCLEAP, and has been trained in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing and serves as a peer member for CISM, (Critical Incident Stress Management). 
Renee Minella
Forensic Supervisor
Raleigh/ Wake City-County Bureau of Identification
P.O. Box 550 Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 255-7356
rminella@wakegov.com
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 is currently 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. 

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.  Brian has achieved professional certification as a Latent Print Examiner with the I.A.I. and maintains credentials as a certified instructor.
Brian Dew, CLPE
Senior Consultant
811 Roscor Freeman Ave.
Wilmington, NC 28409
(910) 338-0350
briandew@ronsmithandassociates.com