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Joe Treviño

Portrait of Joe Treviño, 2023 LEADS Scholar
Criminalist, 2023 NIJ LEADS Civilian
Criminalist in the Firearms Analysis Section, NYPD Police Laboratory

New York, NY

Joe Treviño is a Criminalist in the Firearms Analysis Section (FAS) of the NYPD Police Laboratory. He has introduced new ways to apply existing NIBIN data to field operations, with a focus on including non-fatal shooting incidents to complete the follow-the-gun approach to crime gun intelligence. Joe is currently developing and exploring projects that support a data-driven and modular forensic intelligence policy that is portable and scalable for law enforcement agencies.

Prior to his assignment to the FAS, Joe was assigned to the Quality Assurance Section (QAS) of the NYPD Crime Scene Unit (ISO/IEC 17020:2012, ANAB AR3120:2020) where he provided administrative and operational support as well as technical assistance to scene investigations. Joe worked with the Garland Police Department in Garland, Texas as a Forensic Investigator (CSI + Latent Print Examiner) for 5 years before his employment with NYPD.

Joe holds a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Chemistry from Sam Houston State University, a Master of Science in Forensic Science from Pace University, and is a doctoral student (Doctor of Forensic Sciences) at Oklahoma State University. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Forensic Science Program at Pace University. Joe’s research interests also include CSI staffing levels and identifying minimum education requirements and expectations of entry-level applicants to forensic science positions. He was recently published in the Journal of Forensic Identification for his pilot study on adequate CSI staffing levels, a research need highlighted by the Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC). Joe is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (General Section - Associate Member), the International Association for Identification, and the Texas Division of the International Association for Identification.

Date Created: August 28, 2023