Steven Staggs is a
retired deputy chief from the University of California Police Department, Riverside. For the past 20 years,
Steven Staggs has been a forensic photography instructor and has trained more than 3,500 crime scene technicians and investigators
for police and sheriffs departments, district attorneys offices, and federal agencies. He is also a guest speaker for investigators'
associations and provides consulting to law enforcement agencies.
He has extensive experience
in crime scene photography and identification. He has testified in superior court concerning his crime scene, evidence, and
autopsy photography and has handled high profile cases including a nationally publicized serial homicide case.
Steve is the author of the “Crime Scene
and Evidence Photographer's Guide,” a field handbook for crime scene and evidence photography, which is in use by investigators
in more than 1,000 law enforcement agencies.
He retired in 2004 after 32 years in law enforcement, but continues to teach forensic photography and crime scene
investigations at universities in Southern California.