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Michael J. Wolf Named Delaware Director of Forensic Science

Department of Safety and Homeland Security | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Monday, February 9, 2015



Dover, DE – Today Lewis D. Schiliro, Secretary of Safety and Homeland Security, announced the appointment of Michael J. Wolf as Delaware’s Director of Forensic Science.  Director Wolf, who will manage the overall operation of the Division of Forensic Science (DFS), is filling a new position created during the legislative reorganization of the Office of Chief Medical Examiner last year.

“Director Wolf brings the administrative and leadership skills needed to work through the many challenges facing this new division.  His experience working with three other states to manage forensic science labs and solve problems similar to those discovered in our state last year will help the division fulfill its critical mission supporting our criminal justice community,” Gov. Jack Markell said.

Director Wolf, who recently concluded a Special Inquiry for the Massachusetts Inspector General’s Office, has extensive experience managing turnarounds in state forensic drug laboratories.  Working in Massachusetts for the past two years, Wolf has provided assistance and guidance in the inquiry of a state forensic drug laboratory that was closed following reports of serious malfeasance, flawed analytical practices, failures in conducting tests, reporting results, and tampering with certain drug samples to render positive results.

In Connecticut, he served on the Governor’s Forensic Laboratory Working Group analyzing audit reports, developing remedial strategies and making recommendations to resolve 100 non-compliance findings that resulted in the revocation of the laboratory’s accreditation. In North Carolina while serving as Special Inquiry, he reviewed over 6,000 questionable cases, uncovered documentation discrepancies and vulnerabilities and offered recommendations that enhanced reporting accuracy.

“Mike’s solid background in management coupled with his wide-ranging knowledge of forensic science labs is exactly what Delaware needs at this time. He will most certainly provide the leadership necessary to support the new structure of the DFS organization as well as to ensure the success of all disciplines within the Division,” Sec. Schiliro said.

Director Wolf holds a Masters of Science in Forensic Science from George Washington University and Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and General Science from Villanova University. He also is a retired FBI Agent.

“I am looking forward to working collaboratively with laboratory personnel and department management in bringing the division forward as a state of the art forensic operation,” Director Wolf said.

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Michael J. Wolf Named Delaware Director of Forensic Science

Department of Safety and Homeland Security | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Monday, February 9, 2015



Dover, DE – Today Lewis D. Schiliro, Secretary of Safety and Homeland Security, announced the appointment of Michael J. Wolf as Delaware’s Director of Forensic Science.  Director Wolf, who will manage the overall operation of the Division of Forensic Science (DFS), is filling a new position created during the legislative reorganization of the Office of Chief Medical Examiner last year.

“Director Wolf brings the administrative and leadership skills needed to work through the many challenges facing this new division.  His experience working with three other states to manage forensic science labs and solve problems similar to those discovered in our state last year will help the division fulfill its critical mission supporting our criminal justice community,” Gov. Jack Markell said.

Director Wolf, who recently concluded a Special Inquiry for the Massachusetts Inspector General’s Office, has extensive experience managing turnarounds in state forensic drug laboratories.  Working in Massachusetts for the past two years, Wolf has provided assistance and guidance in the inquiry of a state forensic drug laboratory that was closed following reports of serious malfeasance, flawed analytical practices, failures in conducting tests, reporting results, and tampering with certain drug samples to render positive results.

In Connecticut, he served on the Governor’s Forensic Laboratory Working Group analyzing audit reports, developing remedial strategies and making recommendations to resolve 100 non-compliance findings that resulted in the revocation of the laboratory’s accreditation. In North Carolina while serving as Special Inquiry, he reviewed over 6,000 questionable cases, uncovered documentation discrepancies and vulnerabilities and offered recommendations that enhanced reporting accuracy.

“Mike’s solid background in management coupled with his wide-ranging knowledge of forensic science labs is exactly what Delaware needs at this time. He will most certainly provide the leadership necessary to support the new structure of the DFS organization as well as to ensure the success of all disciplines within the Division,” Sec. Schiliro said.

Director Wolf holds a Masters of Science in Forensic Science from George Washington University and Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and General Science from Villanova University. He also is a retired FBI Agent.

“I am looking forward to working collaboratively with laboratory personnel and department management in bringing the division forward as a state of the art forensic operation,” Director Wolf said.

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