Rocky Mtn Mystery Writers to Host DPD Forensics and Evidence Expert


Where: Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Pl., Denver

When: Thursday Night, January 9th, 2014

Time: 6:30 p.m. conversation and cash bar; 7:00 p.m. dinner; and 8:00 p.m. program

Cost: $20 for members; $25 for non-members

Program: Greggory LaBerge is the Director of the Denver Police Department Forensics and Evidence Division and has worked at the Denver Police Department for 17 years. Gregg was responsible for the operation of the Forensic Biology/DNA Section of the laboratory and in 1999 started Denver’s cold case project in cooperation with the major crimes unit and has since worked with National Institute of Justice (NIJ) over the last 15 years to build one of the most successful DNA cold case programs in the world. This project evolved out of Denver’s successful DNA program that started in 1994 and matured to handle some of the most difficult cases in Colorado. Gregg has provided support to the forensic community through teaching at the National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) and around the world in collaboration with ICITAP and the U.S. State Department. He also provides legal support through the Legal DNA website and is involved in biomedical research involving human autoimmune disease at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and Yale University. Gregg continues to explore new research ideas to aid medical and forensic science as well as business process development in collaboration with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Yale University, The NIJ, NFSTC, DRC Computer Corporation in Silicon Valley California and Somalogic Incorporated in Boulder Colorado. He has earned an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, a Master of Science degree in Biostatistics from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and a Doctorate in Human Medical Genetics from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado.

RSVPs ARE MANDATORY. The reservation deadline is Monday, January 6. RSVP to Donnell Bell at bellson AT or 719 540 8632. No shows and anyone not cancelling their reservation 72 hours in advance will be expected to pay since RMMWA will be billed for their reservation.

(The directions to the Denver Press Club, located at 1330 Glenarm Place in Denver, are as follows: Take 1-25 to 6th Ave. east. Turn north onto Santa Fe to Colfax Ave (15th) and turn right (east). Go about 4 blocks to Glenarm, turn left (north). The Denver Press Club will be about a block and half down on the right hand side, across from the Denver Athletic Club. It’s a small stone building with an awning. Parking is available to the south, in the lot next to the Press Club, for $3. Bring singles or a credit card. You must pay the machine and then leave the ticket on your dashboard. Otherwise, there is meter parking on the street, for which you will need quarters. The Denver Press Club telephone number in the event you get lost is 303-571-5260.)


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