Crime Scene Analyst Arthur Rubart has a Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Science from the University of Central Florida. Arthur was a Crime Scene Investigator with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office from 2004 till 2013. Arthur is now a Senior Crime Scene Analyst with Seminole County Sheriff’s Office since 2013. Arthur is a Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst through the International Association for Identification since 2010 and is also a trained Footwear Examiner with the SCSO.
Investigator Geraldine Blay has been employed with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office since 2014. She is currently an investigator for the Digital Forensics Unit and the handler for Electronic Storage Detection K-9 “Siri”. Geraldine holds a Masters of Science in Digital Forensics degree from the University of Central Florida, as well as multiple digital forensics certifications. Among her areas of interest are IoT, forensics of Apple devices, vehicle forensics, and cryptography. Geraldine has been recognized by the US Secret Service as one of the top 3 state and local digital forensic examiners in the nation for 2019.
Mr. Scarbro has been with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for thirty-six years, serving in a program management capacity for a majority of that time. He currently serves as the Unit Chief for the FBI, Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS), Biometric Services Section (BSS), Customer Support Unit. He is responsible for all law enforcement outreach associated with the various FBI BSS person-centric services. He formally served as the Unit Chief for the FBI, Uniform Crime Reporting Program and as Program Manager for the development of the FBI CJIS Division advisory policy process.
Jackie Smithson is a Crime Scene Investigator for the Broken Arrow (OK) Police Department. He has been a police officer since 1998 and with Broken Arrow Police Department since 1999 where he has been assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division, Traffic Specialist Unit and the Crime Scene Unit. Smithson is an ANAB Technical Assessor in the forensic disciplines of latent prints, serial number restoration and crime scene investigation. Smithson served as the Membership Chairman of the Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction and on the State of Oklahoma Forensic Science Improvement Task Force. He is a past Chairman of the Board of the Oklahoma Division of the International Association for Identification. Smithson a Certified Crime Scene Investigator though the International Association for Identification. He holds a master’s degree in Criminal Justice and is adjunct faculty at Northeaster State University in Oklahoma.
Rhianna Russell received her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Northeastern University. She has been a police officer with the Broken Arrow Police Department since 1998 working as patrol officer for seven years. She then transferred to the Criminal Investigations Division in 2005, working mainly domestic violence and crimes against person’s cases. She has been a Crisis Negotiator since 2001 and has served as the assistant team leader for the Crisis Negotiations Team for ten years. Rhianna was awarded the distinction of 2018 Officer of the Year. When not working, she spends time on her small ranch with her son.
Computer Forensics Analyst Michael Compton U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
National Program Manager Decryption and 3D Printing, Cyber Crimes Center (C3).
Computer Forensics Analyst (CFA) Michael Compton has over 16 years of Military and Law enforcement experience. This includes conducting Technical surveillance and investigations, child exploitation investigations, and anti-terrorism operations both domestically and around the world.
CFA Michael Compton is currently serving as the National Program Manager for Decryption and 3D Printing for the United States Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, at the Cyber Crimes Center (C3) in Fairfax, VA. Mr. Compton has pioneered and developed several methods utilizing 3D printing and Forensic Anthropology for identifying unknown victims. This new method has resulted in a 100% cost reduction and a significant reduction in time awaiting results for identification. This method can now be deployed internationally and allows for rapid identification of unidentified victims.
Prior to Mr. Compton’s law enforcement career, he served as a Critical Skills Operator and Marine Raider for the United States Marine Corps Special Operations Command.
Detective Rolando Ramirez has over two decades of law enforcement experience and is a current member of the Austin Police Department. Detective Ramirez began his career in law enforcement when he became a reserve police officer in January of 1997, joining the Fair Oaks Ranch Police Department. Before becoming a police officer Detective, Ramirez was honorably discharged from the US Army after serving a four-year enlistment at Ft. Hood. Detective Ramirez has worked in many different units while working for the Austin Police Department which include patrol, DWI unit, the Child Abuse Investigative unit, Hostage negotiations, and currently with the Homicide unit. Detective Ramirez became the lead investigator for the “Austin Bomber” case which took place in the spring of 2018.
Detective Eric Barnes has been with the Dallas Police Department for 14 years and has been a detective with the department’s Homicide Unit for 7 years. He is currently assigned to the Texoma HIDTA/Texas Anti-Gang Center as a task force officer with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives-Violent Crimes Group (IV). He currently conducts state and federal investigations on criminal organizations who use firearms to engage in narcotics trafficking and violent criminal activity.
Over the past 5 years, Detective Barnes has trained hundreds of law enforcement officers on the topics of basic investigations, homicide investigations, interrogation techniques and civil rights & ethics. Detective Barnes conducts training locally & abroad to state and federal agencies emphasizing advanced techniques of both reactive/proactive police response to violent crime.