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Ross M. Gardner worked for the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command (USACIDC) as a felony criminal investigator for nearly twenty years. Mr. Gardner subsequently served four years as the Chief of Police for the City of Lake City Georgia, a small suburban Atlanta police department.
He graduated first in his class at the Scenes of Crime Officers Course, New Scotland Yard, Hendon England in 1985. He is a former President of the Rocky Mountain Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts (RMABPA), as well as the Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction (ACSR) and has served as the Chairmen of the Education Committee for both the RMABPA and the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts (IABPA). Mr. Gardner is recognized by ACSR as both a Distinguished Member and Fellow. He was a charter member of the FBI Scientific Workgroup on Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (SWGSTAIN) and chaired the Taxonomy and Terminology sub-committee for ten years.
Mr. Gardner is certified by the International Association for Identification as Senior Crime Scene Analyst, a rating he’s held since 1990. He is an active instructor and consultant throughout the United States and the world in crime scene analysis, bloodstain pattern analysis and crime scene investigation; teaching to a variety of groups ranging from police and investigative organizations to trial counsel professional development groups. He is co-author of the text Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, With an Introduction to Crime Scene Reconstruction, 3rd Edition. Mr. Gardner authored the text Practical Crime Scene Processing and Investigation in 2004. In 2007 he co-authored the text Practical Crime Scene Analysis and Reconstruction with Tom Bevel.
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