Northumbria University Centre for Forensic Science

Gary Pugh - Metropolitan Police Service

Gary Pugh is the Director of Forensic Services at the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and a visiting professor at Northumbria University Centre for Forensic Science. Gary has spent fifteen years as an operational forensic scientist and has a keen interest in the interpretation and presentation of forensic evidence. He was part of the team that established the Forensic Science Service (FSS) as an Executive agency and in 1991 he acted as strategic adviser to the HMIC and other public bodies.

Gary took up the post of Director of Forensic Services at the MPS in 2001 and the leadership of over one thousand forensic staff delivering a wide range of forensic services including crime scene examination and management, laboratory based examination, digital forensics and fingerprint examination. He has chaired the national DNA Database Strategy board (NDNAD SB), the Forensic Science Regulators Specialist Group on Fingerprint Examination and currently sits on the Home Office Forensic Policy Group. He has given evidence to parliamentary committees including the Home Office Select Committees and the Science and Technology Committee. The MPS is a member of the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) and Gary is a member of the European Directors group.


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