Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Marcus L. Brown announced a veteran forensic scientist with a broad range of expertise including DNA technology has been appointed as the new crime laboratory director.
Daniel E. Katz has been appointed director of the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division. He has worked in the Forensic Sciences Division since May 2007. Since January 2014, he has served as acting director of the Forensic Sciences Division, following the retirement of its former director, Teresa Long. The State Police Forensic Science Laboratory conducts a full-range of scientific and forensic analyses. The lab not only analyzes evidence from Maryland State Police cases, but also provides services for any requesting police department in the state.