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Crime Laboratory Bureau Director
Kevin Jones was appointed as the Crime Laboratory Bureau Director for the Wisconsin Department of Justice in January 2011. This is a new position and Kevin is responsible for the management of the three crime laboratories of the Bureau.
Kevin began his career as a bench forensic scientist at the North Louisiana Crime Laboratory in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1985 performing analysis in chemistry, biology, and crime scene. He took a position with the Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory Division in 1988 and continued work in chemistry, criminalistics, and field response. Kevin worked for the Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory Division for the next 22 years in various laboratories within the state, mostly in forensic management.
In 2009 Kevin took a position with the US State Department and served as a forensic mentor to the Afghan National Police National Forensic Laboratory in Kabul, Afghanistan. Kevin mentored the Director of this system as they worked to rebuild the laboratories after 30 years of war and strife.
Kevin holds a Bachelor and Master's degree in Microbiology from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.
Kevin is an ISO assessor and on the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board. He is also a member of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
Crime Laboratory Bureau Deputy Director
Jana Champion was appointed as the Deputy Director of the Crime Laboratory Bureau in October 2012.
She has been with the Department of Justice for 25 years and been in forensics for 28 years. She started her career with the Drug Enforcement Administration in Chicago, IL. She then came to the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory system as a Controlled Substance analyst, later transferring to the Toxicology unit. In 1996 Jana was appointed the Chemistry Supervisor for the Controlled Substances, Toxicology and Trace Identification units. In 2006, Jana became the Laboratory manager of the State Crime Laboratory in Milwaukee.
Jana holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Mount Mary College. She is a Certified Public Manager and a Certified Grant Manager.
Jana has been active in the field of forensics, hosting several national forensic meetings. She is a past president of the Association of Forensic Quality Assurance Managers. She is an ISO assessor with the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board and a member of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors, the Wisconsin Certified Public Managers, the Association of Forensic Quality Assurance Managers, and the National Association of Professional Women.