BSO VETERAN, NOW CRIME LAB DIRECTOR
PIO Number: 14-7-15 DATE: July 18, 2014
After a nation-wide search, a 15-year veteran with the Broward Sheriff’s Office outshined 13 other candidates to obtain the coveted position as director of the BSO Crime Laboratory.
Claudine Carter Pereira was promoted to the position on June 28. She began her BSO career as a latent print examiner on June 1, 1999. She was promoted to manager of that unit in 2004 and had dually served as acting lab manager since 2011.
Ms. Carter Pereira received her Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1995 from Loyola College in Maryland, a Master of Science in Forensic Science in 1997 from Virginia Commonwealth University and will shortly complete her doctorate in public policy and administration from Walden University.
BSO's Crime Laboratory provides scientific analysis of evidence submitted by police agencies in Broward County from their crime scenes, police investigations and arrests. The lab was the first sheriff’s crime lab in the United States to be internationally accredited. It processes evidence for more than 25,000 cases a year and employs more than 50 field experts and support staff in the areas of latent print examination, drug analysis, DNA analysis, firearms/toolmarks examination and evidence intake.
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