Craig retired after 30 years service in 2015 from a municipal police department similar to that of a county sheriff’s office with approximately 650 sworn & 350 civilian members. He had 16 years dedicated to the forensic unit. As a student of BPA, his first one week course was in 1997. The instructors were Herb MacDonell and Paul Kish, both of Corning New York. After that he enrolled into an understudy program under the tutelage of Staff Sergeant Pat Laturnus (retired) of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. This also included two senior analysts from Ontario’s Centre of Forensic Science, located in Toronto, and an analyst with the Ontario Provincial Police. This apprenticeship successfully concluded 14 months later in August 1998 by way of a mock trial conducted at the Centre of Forensic Science in their courtroom furnished training studio.
In 1999, during a murder preliminary inquiry, Craig testified and was granted expert status for the first time in court.
In 2000, he became the first Canadian certified with the International Association of Identification (I.A.I.) as a Bloodstain Pattern Examiner (recertified in 2005, 2010 & 2015) which is currently valid until August 23, 2020.
In 2002, the IAI nominated him to their Standing Committee on Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (one 4 year term)
In 2006, he was nominated to the IAI BPE Certification Board (two 4 year terms ending in 2014).
In 2006, the I.A.I. recognized him as a Distinguished Member.
In 1999, he successfully completed the Ontario Police College (OPC) two week “Adult Education Course”. This qualification allowed him to teach exam relevant segments of the course curriculum for the OPC Forensic Identification Course.
In 2004, he received a baccalaureate in criminal justice.
In 2005, Craig was hired as an “Adjunct Instructor” at Hilbert College (a 4+1 yr college), located in Hamburg, New York, a suburb of Buffalo. His most recent class taught was the spring semester 2011.
In 2011, he was certified as a “General Topics Instructor” by the New York State Criminal Justice Services Municipal Police Training Council. This 5 year designation expired in 2016 and cannot be renewed as he is no longer a police officer, having retired.
In 2012, he received “Police Instructor Certification” through the State of Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.). Since retiring he is keeping his designation current as a private instructor.
Currently, Craig is a part-time or Adjunct Instructor for the Forensic Sciences program at Syracuse University, NY, where he teaches a 3 credit hour course on BPA.
Craig has and continues to improve upon his formal education, practical experience, and government accreditations to illustrate his proficiencies as a professional, competent “government approved” instructor.
A total of ten published pieces some found in peer reviewed journals or forensic related textbooks.
Most recent publication can be found at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0379073813002417
(for those interested to read it in its entirety please contact Craig directly for a PDF version).
A demonstrative aid in the form of theoretical model of a drop in flight has been given design patents in the United States and Canada.
Interviewed on local and national television networks explaining BPA fundamentals, including 2 full days on set, filming various segments as a key element in a one hour documentary film produced by Discovery Channel.
Special invitation by Italy’s national police, the Carabinieri to attend their forensic lab and oversee experiments during their investigation into the child murder of Samuele Lorenzi, which was of national prominence.
For more information see, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cogne_homicide
Expert testimony given in excess of two dozen times, in Ontario, New York State and once before Canada’s Military.
Currently a member in five professional associations/organizations dedicated to forensics and or law enforcement instruction.