Investigator Dave Doglietto, CSCSA, retired from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation after twenty-nine years of service. He was assigned as the senior criminal investigator at a state prison for eighteen years. Before that, he was a housing unit officer with 312 medium-maximum security inmates under his supervision. Investigator Doglietto’s primary responsibilities with the prison were as a narcotics investigator, homicide and major crimes investigator, fingerprint development and comparison analyst, handwriting analyst, crime scene analyst, and bloodstain pattern analyst. He also operated a mini-forensic-laboratory at the prison.
Currently, he is an investigator/forensic specialist with a Monterey County police department, is assigned to the major crimes unit, and provides crime scene processing and analysis for neighboring police departments through mutual aid. He is a certified senior crime scene analyst through the International Association for Identification, with over two thousand hours of formal training. He is an adjunct instructor at Hartnell College in Salinas, California, where he teaches criminal investigations, administration of justice, and a forensic science class he developed for the college. He has an MS degree in organizational leadership and a BS degree in criminal justice management. He is also the author of Crime Scene Processing in the Correctional Setting.