Edward W. Wallace JR., NYPD – Retired
Mr. Edward W. Wallace Jr. has served the NYPD for over 20 years and retired April of 2004. During his tenure with the NYPD, Mr. Wallace performed various law enforcement duties including, Unformed Patrol, Plain Clothes Patrol, Training Officer, Crime Scene Investigator, and finally Counter Terrorism Investigator. Mr. Wallace held the coveted NYPD rank of Detective First Grade. Mr. Wallace spent 15 years in Crime Scene Investigations and investigated 2649 crimes scenes including both World Trade Center Attacks, the October 2001 Anthrax Attack, and has given testimony as a forensic expert in 393 trials.
Mr. Wallace holds certifications in teaching, hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction, fire investigations, post blast investigations, crime scene investigations, and homeland security. Mr. Wallace has over 26 years of experience as an instructor and has performed numerous training lectures, nationally and internationally, on arson investigations, post blast investigations, crime scene investigations, DNA/biological evidence recovery, WMD/Haz-Mat, and latent fingerprints.
During the Anthrax Attack of 2001, Mr. Wallace was assigned to the Bio-Terrorism Task Force investigating the attacks. During his assignment, amongst his other duties, he was tasked to design and build a Bio-Safety Level 3 Mobile Laboratory to support the use of a presumptive field identification of possible biological agents utilizing PCR DNA technology.
Currently Mr. Wallace is the Director of Forensic Training at the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner.