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Linda Netzel Bio
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...Linda R. NetzelLinda R. Netzel received a B.S. in Chemistry with emphasis in Criminalistics from Metropolitan State College of Denver, in 1991.She has fourteen years of forensic experience, twelve of which have been with the Kansas City Police Crime Laboratory of the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department.She is currently the Laboratory Director but spent most of her career as a Criminalist in the Trace Evidence Section of the laboratory.Her
laboratory experience includes trace evidence and DNA analysis.Additionally, Netzel
has extensive homicide crime scene experience and instructs crime scene investigators on crime scene reconstruction and physical evidence collection and preservation.She
has also provided instruction to hundreds of medical personnel, detectives and attorneys regarding aspects of physical evidence that pertain to their respective fields.Netzel is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists and is a diplomat with the American Board of Criminalistics.
Linda Netzel, director of the KCPD crime laboratory since 2005, agrees with most of the report but argues having a police department crime lab can lead to successful outcomes.
says, "One of the things that I think has been key to our success of being a high-quality lab has been our close attachment to crime scenes."
All testifying members of the KCPD crime lab are required to obtain certification at certain times in their career, says Netzel
The crime lab itself is accredited by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board
Linda Netzel, director of ...
Linda Netzel, director of the Kansas City Police Crime Lab, noted that many thieves steal until they are caught.
"If we just let these crimes go on," she
said, "the DNA costs will look like chump change."
A Saturday Science Seminar presented by ...
A Saturday Science Seminar presented by Linda Netzel, Kansas City Police Department
Fight crime without leaving the building!Specific crime scenes shown on a PowerPoint will convince you that the speaker and her
peer are protecting you day and night.
Making a Difference: Kansas City, MO, April 24-26,2006
Breakout A: DNA and its Impact on the Sexual Assault Investigation - Linda Netzel, Laboratory Director, Kansas City Police Crime Laboratory, and Ted Hunt, Chief Trial Assistant, Jackson County Prosecutor's Office