Texas Forensic Science Commission

Erin Reat 
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Mr. Erin Reat has worked at the Bexar County Criminal Investigation Laboratory since 1998.  He began as a Forensic Scientist in the Forensic Biology Section, was promoted to Quality Assurance Manager of the laboratory, and is currently Assistant Crime Laboratory Director.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Texas Tech University in 1995, and his Master of Science in Wildlife Science from Purdue University in 1998.  He served as an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at San Antonio.  Currently, Mr. Reat is a member of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors, the Texas Association of Crime Laboratory Directors, the Association of Forensic Quality Assurance Managers, the Southwestern Association of Forensic Scientists, and the Association of Forensic DNA Analysts and Administrators for which he served as Chair from 2011 to 2013.  He is also board certified by the American Board of Criminalistics.