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State Crime Lab Leadership

Lab Director’s Strategic Vision:

Our disciplines will be ISO/IEC 17025 accredited with all eligible forensic scientists certified in their discipline.  I expect all employees to be responsive to the needs of our customers through quality and timely analysis; relevant through education and training to meet the ever changing requirements of each discipline; and individually ready to do their jobs in a professional manner.

Lab Values: 

The Laboratory is committed to inclusivity and excellence through integrity, transparency, and professionalism for the criminal justice system and the citizens of the State of North Carolina.

Lab Mission: 

Conduct the highest quality, technically proficient forensic analysis in a timely manner and provide impartial expert witness testimony. 

Lab Purpose: 

Truth through Science 

Lab Goals:

  1. Provide quality and timely forensic services to North Carolina’s criminal justice system. 
  2. Maintain ISO/IEC 17025 laboratory accreditation standards and individual certification for all eligible forensic scientists. 
  3. Provide training opportunities for all employees to maintain and/or exceed industry standards and to foster dedication and loyalty between our employees and the Crime Laboratory. 
  4. Identify and acquire necessary fiscal resources for the Crime Laboratory. 
  5. Collaborate with the Forensic Science Advisory Board, professional forensic organizations, private sector businesses, and academia to build research advancements in forensic science. 
  6. Add value to our community by offering tours of laboratory facilities and partnering with civic and educational groups. 

Lab Leadership

Laboratory Director – Vanessa Martinucci 

Assistant Director of Administrative Operations – Amanda Thompson 

Assistant Director of Technical Operations – Elizabeth Patel 

Deputy Assistant Director – John Dilday 

Quality Manager – Timothy Suggs 

Laboratory Legal Counsel – Jason Caccamo 

For more information, please contact the Crime Lab.