Pam Harris is a certified Crime Scene Investigator through the International Association for Identification. She began her law enforcement career with the Boston Police Department in 1994. In 2001, Officer Harris was transferred to the department's Crime Scene Response Unit. She has processed countless crime scenes of all natures, including but not limited to homicides, suicides, shootings, stabbings, robberies and burglaries. Some of her noteworthy cases include the Boston Bombing and the Craig's List Murder.
Pam began teaching in 2010 when she was asked to become a Crime Scene Response Training Officer and Coordinator, where she remains today. In this role, she is responsible for developing curriculum, training materials, and lecture for crime scene processing, methodology, and application. Key elements of the training she provides are evidence recognition, preservation, documentation, and mock crime scenes. Course topics include, crime scene security, photography, videography, sketching, measurements, and note-taking.
Officer Harris is an adjunct instructor at the Boston Police Academy where she teaches Crime Scene Theory and Processing, a module designed for newly promoted detectives and supervisors.
Due to Pam’s notable and exceptional experience, expertise and passion for crime scene processing, she was selected, in 2012 to serve on the Boston Police Department’s Homicide Advisory Committee. This committee was formed in response to a grant awarded to the Boston Police Department to address and improve clearance rates for homicides in the City of Boston. As a member, Pam offered recommendations to refine the department's initial response to homicides and formulating policies and procedures for thorough and effective homicide crime scene processing.
Officer Harris holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Boston University and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Curry College. In addition, she has attended well over forty training seminars that include, but are not limited to, Crime Scene Processing, Conducting Death and Homicide Investigations, Latent Print Processing and Photography, Ten- Print Classification and Comparison, and Expert Witness Testimony.