Hayden B. Baldwin recently retired as a Master Sergeant with the Illinois State Police. He graduated from the Illinois State Police Academy in 1970. He worked as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, and in February 1980 he was promoted to Corporal, working as the first line supervisor. In December 1980 he transferred to the Crime Scene Unit. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1983. In 1987 he was promoted to Crime Scene Supervisor and in 1991 he was promoted to Master Sergeant. As a Crime Scene Supervisor his responsibilities include the daily supervision of 7 crime scene investigators in the Chicago area. His crime scene unit handles several hundred death investigations each year. He has more than 18 years experience in crime scene investigations, the last 11 years as the supervisor.
Mr. Baldwin received a BS in Criminal Justice Management from the LaSalle University in Mandeville, LA. He graduated from the F.B.I. National Academy in 1990, Session 162nd and is Certified by the International Association for Identification as a Senior Crime Scene Analyst. He is the Past President of the Illinois Division of the I.A.I. and was the Chair for the Crime Scene Certification Committee. He also serves on several committees for the International Association for Identification, including the Instructor Certification Study Committee, and the Crime Scene Certification Board. He is a Certified Law Enforcement Instructor in Illinois, Florida, Virginia, West Virginia, Indiana, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Texas, Connecticut, Arizona, New Mexico and Arkansas. He is also a Certified Computer Composite Artist Instructor. He is a nationally recognized expert in the recovery of human remains.
Mr. Baldwin teaches courses in Crime Scene Processing, Crime Scene Investigation, 1st Responder, Forensic Evidence for Managers, Crime Scene Photography, Death Investigations, Crime Scene Management, the Recovery of Human Remains and Forensic Computer Composites. He has taught at several Universities, Colleges, Police Academies throughout the country, including the F.B.I. Academy. He has guest lectured on several occasions at symposiums, conferences and seminars. He was responsible for the training of the Illinois State Police Crime Scene Investigators and has codeveloped their training manual and training program.
Mr. Baldwin also is sought as a consultant on crime scenes, locally, nationally and internationally.
Mr. Baldwin has several articles published in the field of crime scene investigation. He is the author and publisher of “A Law Enforcement Manual for the Recovery of Human Remains”.
Professional Organizations and Associations include: International Association for Identification, Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction, International Association of Blood Pattern Analysts, International Homicide Investigators Association, High Technology Criminal Investigators Association, Midwest Homicide Investigators Association, Illinois Division of I.A.I., Illinois State Police Command Officers Association, Fraternal Order of Police – Lodge 41, and the F.B.I. National Academy Associates.
Mr. Baldwin’s full resume is here.