Carlos A. Gutierrez, MSFS, is the new Science Director of True Forensic Science. Mr. Gutierrez, earned his college degree of Public Security Administration at Carabineros de Chile school in 2001. In 2002, earned his certificate Reforma Procesal Penal y sus Efectos en la Función Policial (Criminal Procedure Reform and its Impact on the Police Function) dictated by the Police Science Academy of Carabineros de Chile. Then, in 2003, obtained his specialization in Criminalistics in Carabineros de Chiles police agency. Later on, Mr. Gutierrez earned several certificates of different courses made in Argentina, Germany, Spain, Peru and the US. In 2012 obtained his Master degree in Educational Management at Andres Bello University in Chile. Then, in 2016 earned his Master in Science in Forensic Science (MSFS) at Chaminade University of Honolulu, USA.
Throughout his career Mr. Gutierrez has performed important positions such as, Subdirector of the Criminalistics Laboratory of Carabineros de Chile police agency in the city of Punta Arenas (Chile), expert of the Ballistics Laboratory of the Criminalistics Laboratory of Carabineros de Chile police agency in the city of Santiago (Chile), Chief of the Copyright and Forensic Anthropology at the same Chilean forensic agency and Director of the Criminalistics Laboratory of Carabineros de Chile police agency in the city of Talca (Chile).
Within Mr. Gutierrez’s professional performance, it can be distinguished his work in the identification processes at different massive disasters, among which we can mention, Chief of the forensic identification team of the fatalities at the fire of the Blue House II hostel, in the city of Punta Arenas on February 3rd, 2007 (Chile); and, forensic identification of the fatalities of the big Earthquake and Tsunami on February 27th, 2010 in the city of Constitution (Chile). This last two years, Mr. Gutierrez has worked in the development of a technique, based on Forensic Microantropology, which allows to identify and to determine whether any small bone fragment found in the crime scene is human or not-human. His prominent professional performance, has opened him the doors to several international associations in the forensic field such as: Asociación Latinoamericana de Antropología Forense (ALAF), Asociación de Antropología Biológica Argentina (AABA), International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA), The International Association for Identification (IAI), The International Association of Chief of Police (IACP), American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS) and Colegio de Criminalistas de Chile (COLCRIM).