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Howard J. Ryan PDF Print E-mail

Forensic Operations Specialist

Department of Law and Public Safety – Office of the Medical Examiner

Morris County, New Jersey

Howard Ryan is currently a Co-owner of Highlands Forensic Investigations and Consulting as we as the Forensic Operations Specialist with the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office responsible for overseeing all death investigations in Morris, Sussex and Warren counties in New Jersey.

Prior to working with the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office he was Chief Warrant Officer for the Morris County Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Ryan retired in January, 2013 as a Lieutenant from the New Jersey State Police following a twenty-five year career.  Mr. Ryan has over twenty years of crime scene investigative experience and has conducted over 2,000 scene investigations to include hundreds of homicides, death scenes and shooting investigations.  He has testified numerous times as an expert witness in bloodstain pattern analysis, crime scene reconstruction and investigation, shooting analysis, scene processing and friction ridge processing and identification in New Jersey and Texas State Superior Courts.

Mr. Ryan is a member of the New Jersey Division of the International Association for Identification and is a certified New Jersey Police Training Commission instructor.

Mr. Ryan provides consultation, advisory and teaching services to federal, state, county and local police departments throughout the United States on a wide range of crime scene related disciplines and serves as an instructor on the topic of shooting analysis and reconstruction at the University of Tennessee, National Forensics Academy.