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Friends of CSI (FCSI)


The Friends of CSI was established in Henderson, Nevada in 2005. The primary purpose of the organization is to raise private funds to build, equip and support a publicly operated state-of-the-art Forensic Science Center. The Center will include a full-service Forensic Crime Lab with a longer-term objective to add an Educational Research and Training Institute. The facility will be located in southern Nevada, in the Las Vegas Valley. It will play a critical role in the overall safety and security of the entire area.

 

Forensic Science Center Fundraising Project Manager& FCSI Chairman - Rick Workman


Rick Workman has a wide variety of experience and training over a 35 year period, that uniquely qualify him as the Forensic Science Center Project Manager and FCSI Chairman.

Note: Mr. Workman's volunteer duties with the FCSI are separate and distinct from any government agency. Statements made by or on behalf of Mr. Workman and the FCSI do not reflect nor purport to represent the City of Henderson, Henderson Police Department, nor any other government organization unless otherwise stated..

He has a Master of Aerospace Science Degree in Aerospace / Aviation Management, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, and Associate Degrees in Administration of Justice and Nuclear Technology. He developed and taught “Executive Leadership and Management” for the Law Enforcement curriculum of the Nevada State College, developed and taught “Crime Scene Investigation for Writers” at UNLV College of Continuing Education, and taught Forensics and Crime Scene Investigation for UNLV-hosted Elderhostel groups. He taught graduate and undergraduate Management and Aviation Safety/Security courses at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for over eight years, and is an Affiliate Instructor for Regis University.

Mr. Workman enlisted in the U.S. Air Force as a Nuclear Weapons Technician in 1973, and received a Congressional Appointment as a Commissioned Officer (Regular) in 1985.  He directly managed assets in the hundreds of millions of dollars, served as a project officer for the U.S. Air Force Minuteman III Missile Reentry System Operational Test Launch Program and the Air Launched Cruise Missile Test Launch Program. 

He was assigned to the U.S. Defense Nuclear Agency for three years as a Nuclear Weapons Technical Inspector, where he inspected Department of Defense and NATO units worldwide (including ships and submarines) for safety, security, and reliability. 

As the 57th Tactical Fighter Wing EMS Maintenance Supervisor, he had overall responsibility for phased inspections and the major maintenance of all F-117A Stealth Fighters in the US Air Force.

Workman became the first F-117A Stealth Fighter Squadron Maintenance Commander under the Air Force’s new autonomous combat aircraft maintenance concept, and served a tour as the Stealth Fighter Group Aircraft Maintenance Commander in South West Asia during Operation Desert Storm.

His last Air Force assignment was as Chief of the Weapons and Explosives Safety Division, USAF Weapons and Tactics Center, responsible for the conventional explosives and nuclear weapons safety programs throughout Nellis Air Force Base and the Nellis Range Complex, Nevada   He retired from the Air Force in 1993.
 
Worman served with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department as a Crime Scene Analyst from 1993 to 2000.  In that capacity, he worked hundreds of cases involving violent or sudden death, and investigated hundreds of other crimes including burglary, robbery, kidnap and rape.

He began working with the Henderson Police Department in April 2000 as the Criminalistics Bureau Administrator and served in that capacity until August 2009. He developed (from scratch) and managed the Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Section, Latent Print (fingerprint) Unit, and Forensic Laboratory. He also managed the Police Department Evidence Vault.  Mr. Workman had overall responsibility for all crime scene and evidence processing in the City of Henderson; and evidence storage and management. 

As project manager, Mr. Workman completed the planning, contract management, and rennovation of a small facility that now serves as a small forensic laboratory for the City. He developed and managed the Latent Print Section (fingerprint and palm print comparison and identification, Automated Fingeprint Identification System (AFIS), and Fingerprint Processing), Forensic Toxicology, and Forensic Drug Chemistry Sections of the small lab.

Workman continues to lecture on the subjects of crime scene investigation, application of fingerprint science, the "CSI Effect", forensic crime laboratory management, biometrics technology, and evidence management for various national and international groups. He has lectured in Italy and Mexico, and consulted with agencies from the Netherlands, Canada, and Mexico.

He served on the Executive Board for the Motorola Biometrics Users’ Group, with members from over 32 countries. He served as Chairman (2 terms), Vice Chairman, Secretary, and Technical Representative. He is an Associate Member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and a Life Member of the International Association for Identification..

 

 
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