New Science Director Mr. Carlos A. Gutierrez, MSFS

Carlos A. Gutierrez, MSFS, is the new Science Director of True Forensic Science. Mr. Gutierrez, earned his college degree in Public Security Administration at Carabineros de Chile in 2001. In 2002, he earned his certificate Reforma Procesal Penal y sus Efectos en la Función Policial (Criminal Procedure Reform and its Impact on the Police Function) offered by the Police Science Academy of Carabineros de Chile. Then, in 2003, Gutierrez obtained his specialization in Criminalistics through Carabineros de Chiles police agency. Subsequently, Mr. Gutierrez earned several certificates for different courses offered in Argentina, Germany, Spain, Peru, and the US. In 2012 he obtained his Master’s degree in Educational Management at Andres Bello University in Chile. Then, in 2016 he earned his Master in Science in Forensic Science (MSFS) at Chaminade University of Honolulu, USA.

Throughout his career Mr. Gutierrez has held important positions such as, Subdirector of the Criminalistics Laboratory of Carabineros de Chile police agency in the city of Punta Arenas (Chile); expert in 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).

As part of Mr. Gutierrez’s professional performance, some distinguished work includes his part in the identification processes at different massive disasters. He was Chief of the forensic identification team for the fatalities at the fire of the Blue House II Hostel, in the city of Punta Arenas on February 3rd, 2007 (Chile); and worked on forensic identification of the fatalities of the big Earthquake and Tsunami on February 27th, 2010 in the city of Constitution (Chile). For the last two years, Mr. Gutierrez has worked in the development of a technique, based on Forensic Microantropology, which allows the examiner to identify and to determine whether any small bone fragment found at the crime scene is human or non-human. His prominent professional performance, has opened 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).

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