Joseph O. Jones, MS

System Director
North Louisiana Criminalistics Laboratory

Mr. Jones has been working in forensic science since 2006, and today is the System Director for the North Louisiana Criminalistics Laboratory.  In this capacity, he serves in an executive role overseeing two forensic laboratories and an evidence hub in the northern 29 parishes of Louisiana.  As a forensic toxicologist, he assists law enforcement and legal personnel in impaired driving cases and toxicology interpretation.  He is currently a doctoral candidate at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa, OK where his focus centers on impaired driving policy and forensic toxicology.


Mr. Jones earned his Master of Science in Forensic Medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007 and a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science from Baylor University in 2004. He holds memberships in the National Safety Council – Alcohol and Drug Impaired Driving (NSC-ADID) division, the Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT), and the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD). In addition, he serves as an adjunct instructor for the Louisiana, Indiana, Georgia, and Ohio Drug Evaluation & Classification (DEC) Programs, where he provides training to Drug Recognition Experts (DRE) nationwide.

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