Katrina M. Murdock of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has been selected as the 2012-13 president of the Georgia Division of the International Association for Identification.
She was inducted as president during the association’s recent annual educational conference in Helen.
In a statement, Murdock said she was “excited about the honor to lead this distinguished association.”
“We will continue offering each other professional support and training,” she said.
The Georgia division of the association has about 150 active members. It’s dedicated to promoting, training and research as they apply to criminal investigations.
Members include local law enforcement agencies, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s crime lab, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ crime lab and the U.S. Army crime lab.
Murdock has served on the association’s board of directors for the past six years. She is currently the crime scene supervisor for the local sheriff’s office, where she’s worked since March 1998.
A graduate of Jacksonville State University with a bachelor’s degree in forensic science, she was the local agency’s first crime scene employee and has seen the unit grow to three full-time workers at a recently built facility.
The association offers many one-day training sessions for its members, as well as the weeklong annual conference.
“Georgia Peace Officer’s Standards and Training governs the crime scene standards and we work with them in making sure agencies in the state are meeting these standards,” Murdock said.
Some of the training received at the recent conference included sessions on synthetic marijuana, blood patterns, palm prints and photography for crime scene photographers.