Dean Gialamas is the former director of the Orange County Crime Lab, the current director of the LASD crime lab, and was recently appointed to the first-ever National Commission on Forensic Science. He is a past president of the American Society of Crime Lab Directors, and the president-elect of the California Association of Crime Lab Directors.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department forensic science lab is an ASCLD/LAB-International/ISO 17025 accredited laboratory that operates from ten facilities and employs over three hundred personnel. It serves a population of six million residents and over one hundred local, state, and federal agencies.
He’ll talk to us about this unique lab, what it’s like to be a crime lab director, the new national forensic science commission, and more!