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Howard Ryan retired in January 2018 from the Morris County, New Jersey Medical Examiner’s Office where he served as a Forensic Operations Specialist.  Prior to working with the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office, he was Chief Warrant Officer for the Morris County Sheriff’s Office.  Mr. Ryan retired in January 2013 as a Lieutenant from the New Jersey State Police following a twenty-five-year career.  Mr. Ryan has over twenty-five years of crime scene investigative experience and has conducted over 3,000 scene investigations to include hundreds of homicides, death scenes and shooting investigations and was a member of the PENTBOMB Task Force responding to the NYC terrorist attack on 9/11.  He has testified numerous times as an expert witness in bloodstain pattern analysis, crime scene reconstruction and investigation, shooting analysis, scene processing and friction ridge processing and identification in New Jersey, Kentucky and Texas State Superior Courts.

Mr. Ryan is a member of the Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction, the New Jersey Division of the International Association for Identification and is a certified New Jersey Police Training Commission instructor.

Mr. Ryan provides consultation, advisory and instructional services to federal, state, county and local police departments throughout the United States on a wide range of crime scene related disciplines, investigative bias, and PTSD among Crime Scene and Homicide investigators.  Mr. Ryan is the owner of Highlands Forensic Investigations, LLC and currently serves as an instructor on the topic of shooting analysis and reconstruction as well as bloodstain pattern analysis for:


        Forensic Training Source, LLC

        The University of Tennessee, National Forensics Academy

        The CSI Academy of Florida.

Howie has taught for nearly 30 years and while it is instantly obvious that he has a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge in his field, he also manages to make a heavy and emotional topic enjoyable with moments of intense levity. This is where Howie shines.

                                            - Nathan Lefebvre, Owner, Forensic Training Source


As the owner of a large safety consulting company, my staff and I are often exposed to the tragedies that follow work related accidents and injuries.  Our challenges are presented when determining the root cause of these incidents as well as the emotional toll on all workers involved.  Howard Ryan from Highlands Forensics has lent his expertise in dealing with the stresses of injury and death as well as the techniques used in tuning out the noise of violence to get to the solutions for prevention of future similar incidents.
-Jeff Nordstrand CEO - Alliance Safety, LLC

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