Who We Are and What We Do: Forensics

Take a peek into the inner workings of the Drug Enforcement Administration in our 2019 lecture series “Who We Are and What We Do.” Join Elizabeth L. Maurer, Curator of Education for the DEA Museum at a panel discussion with members of the Forensics staff from around the country.

The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Office of Forensic Sciences is to provide quality scientific, technical, and administrative support to the law enforcement and intelligence communities and to the criminal justice system at large, to assist with the enforcement of controlled substance laws and regulations of the United States. There are three different disciplines within the Forensic Sciences division: Chemistry, Fingerprints, and Digital Evidence.

 

Chemistry

Forensic Chemists analyze evidence for the presence of controlled substances using state-of-the-art instrumentation, provide expert testimony in courts of law, support DEA Special Agents and Diversion Investigators in their criminal and regulatory investigations, and develop intelligence data used to determine trends in local and international drug trafficking.

Fingerprints

Fingerprint Specialists use state-of-the-art examination techniques for development and comparisons of latent prints, support DEA Special Agents in their investigations, assist with clandestine laboratory investigations, provide testimony in Federal, state, and local courts of law, and conduct training for DEA Forensic Chemists and law enforcement officials.

Digital Evidence

Digital Forensic Examiners recover and analyze digital evidence, provide expert testimony in courts of law, provide investigative support to law enforcement, and conduct training to law enforcement personnel.

 

Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2019
Time: 11 am – 12 pm ET

Location:
Auditorium, DEA Headquarters
700 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA 22202

Contact:
DEA Museum, [email protected], (202) 307-3463
Kenna Howat Felix, Historian, [email protected], (202) 307-6714

Streaming URL:
www.deamuseum.org/lecture/2019/forensics-DEA

Email Questions:
During the event, email questions to [email protected].

Admission:
This event is free and open to the public.