MSP Director of Forensic Science Finishes Time as Executive Director for American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors
LANSING, MICH. Michigan State Police (MSP) Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue today announced that Forensic Science Director, John M. Collins, has completed one and a half years serving as the first-ever Executive Director of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD).
ASCLD is a nonprofit, professional organization composed of crime laboratory directors and forensic science managers who strive to achieve excellence in the field of forensic science through developing laboratory principles and techniques, maintaining and disseminating forensic information, and managing communication between crime laboratory directors.
During his time with ASCLD, Collins managed daily administrative duties and financial records for the organization, established working relationships with other forensic science organizations, facilitated communication between the ASCLD President and Board of Directors, organized meetings for the Annual Symposium and served as a liaison between the Board and governmental and private communities.
Collins joined the MSP in June 2010, as the director of the MSP Forensic Science Division. In this role, he manages the department's seven forensic science laboratories across the state that provide forensic evidence analysis to all law enforcement agencies in Michigan.
Collins graduated with a bachelor of science degree from Michigan State University in 1992. Upon graduation, he worked as a forensic scientist, specializing in firearms, for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in Atlanta. In 1996, he was recruited by the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and during this time was recognized for his forensic work in the 1996 Olympic bombing. From 2000 to 2010, Collins served as the director of the DuPage County Crime Laboratory in Illinois and earned his masters degree in organizational management in 2006.