Humanitarian Advancement Through Technology June 1 - 4 th, 2014



S. A. (“Tony”) McCulloch, Inspector
Officer in Charge
National Forensic Identification Specialized Support Services

Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Gendarmerie royale de Canada


Inspector McCulloch joined the RCMP in July 1979 and was posted to Saskatchewan where he worked at various detachments in general duty policing, plain clothes duties and traffic enforcement. In 1991 Inspector McCulloch was promoted to Corporal and transferred to Nanaimo, British Columbia where he started his career as an RCMP Forensic Identification Specialist. In 2001 he was promoted to Sergeant and in 2003 transferred to Halifax, Nova Scotia where he was promoted to Staff Sergeant. In 2007, Inspector McCulloch received his commission to the rank of Inspector and in 2011 transferred to Ottawa, Ontario where he is currently posted as the Officer in Charge of the National Forensic Identification Specialized Support Services (NFISS).

With over 33 years of policing experience, 20 of those years have been dedicated to forensic identification duties as a practitioner, a unit commander and as a senior manager. Inspector McCulloch has successfully completed numerous courses and programs related to fingerprints, footwear, photography, bloodstain pattern recognition, as well as overall crime scene examination and management. In addition, Inspector McCulloch has been trained in Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) and advanced CBRNE response (Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and Explosive).

Currently Inspector McCulloch manages the highly specialized programs that support the RCMP through Forensic Identification Services, in particular: Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, DVI and CBRNE. Included in his duties are quality assurance management, risk management, the creation and implementation of policies and standard operating guidelines as well as being a liaison between the RCMP and other government agencies, external partners and stake-holders related to his areas of responsibility. Inspector McCulloch is also trained as an incident commander for DVI.

Inspector McCulloch is a member of the INTERPOL DVI Steering Group and Standing Committee where he represents Canada in regards to international cooperation and the continued development of DVI initiatives. Insp. McCulloch last deployed with the INTERPOL DVI Assessment Team to the Philippines following t Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 as well as managing DVI deployments to Kenya and Algeria.