Branch Chief, Investigative Operations Division
Glynco, Georgia, United States
Edward Hobson is the Chief of the Forensics and Special Investigative Skills Branch at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) where he develops and delivers training in crime scene investigations, digital photography, sex crime investigations and controlled substance investigations. He joined FLETC in August 2013 and also served in the International Training Division and Leadership Institute. Previously he was the Associate Director for Safety and Security at the US Peace Corps, responsible for the well-being of over 10,000 staff and Volunteers in 77 countries. Prior to that he had served as a Regional Safety and Security Officer for the Peace Corps based in East Africa. From 1990-2001 he was the Police Technical Services Manager for the Orlando Police Department where he oversaw the Crime Scene Investigations Unit, Latent Print Unit, Polygraph Unit, Videotape Unit and Photo Lab, and served as the department’s Forensic Artist. His law enforcement career begain in 1983 as a Security Police officer in the US Air Force. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and a member of the International Association for Identification.
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