The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) is a powerful, free tool to assist law enforcement officers, medical examiners, coroners, allied criminal justice professionals, and the family members of missing persons in resolving these cold cases. NamUs combines online database technology with forensic and analytical resources to solve long-term missing and unidentified person cases.
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In her current position as a Regional System Administrator (RSA) for NamUs, Carrie Sutherland provides case management and support for the stakeholders in her assigned region by assisting with case entry and enhancement, verifying cases with law enforcement, and vetting secure users.
Prior to her current role, Ms. Sutherland was employed by the NFSTC, where she served as a coordinator for the forensic and regional services for the NamUs Program. She functioned as a supervisor to RSAs and contract subject matter experts (SMEs). In addition, she provided case management delivery as well as served an SME.
Prior to her NamUs role, Ms. Sutherland was a Senior Forensic Specialist in DNA at the NFSTC. She was responsible for providing instruction for various DNA and Biological Screening training programs and workshops. She also validated DNA instruments, performed technology evaluations and conducted DNA laboratory audits using FBI Quality Audit Standards.
Before joining NFSTC, Ms. Sutherland was a crime laboratory analyst for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), where she performed forensic serology and DNA testing and provided expert witness testimony when required as a qualified expert witness. She was a local administrator for the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) database.Contact Information: