ATF Names Forensic Scientist Czarnopys to Lead Forensic Labs

PR Newswire
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) today announced the creation of a Senior Executive Service (SES) position to lead the forensic science efforts at its world renowned National Laboratory Center (NLC), within the Office of Science and Technology (OST). Gregory P. Czarnopys, deputy director, ATF Laboratory Services, assumes the title of deputy assistant director, Forensic Services, where he will continue to direct ATF’s forensic science laboratories in Atlanta, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., and oversee the Fire Research Laboratory. Along with these duties, Czarnopys will be responsible for ATF’s financial investigative services, which conduct forensic audits in support of ATF investigations. The NLC was previously led by Michael Etheridge, former director, NLC, who recently retired.