Howard Ryan retired in January 2018 from the Morris County 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 years of crime scene investigative experience and has conducted over 2,000 scene investigations to include hundreds of homicides, death scenes and shooting investigations. 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 and serves as an instructor on the topic of shooting analysis and reconstruction for Forensic Training Source, LLC, the University of Tennessee, National Forensics Academy and the CSI Academy of Florida.