Meet the Trainer – Todd A. Thorne

“Family is everything, the most important thing I have ever done.” Todd A. Thorne is “dedicated to his family, faith and work” much like TV favorite Francis Reagan of Blue Bloods. 35 years ago, Todd chose the field of criminalistics for his career knowing “it would provide for the care of the family lifestyle I was looking to start.” He is currently working in both the law enforcement (City of Kenosha, Wisconsin Police Department-Forensic Unit) and private communities.

Todd is well versed in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, Forensic Photography, Evidence Processing Techniques, Latent Fingerprint/Palm Examination, Shooting Incident Reconstruction, Expert Testimony as well as Crime Scene Reconstruction. He has a variety of published articles and photographs in these disciplines. Todd has been called to present expert testimony and consultation in numerous criminal and cold cases.

Certified as a State of Wisconsin, Illinois and Missouri Instructor, Todd has served on staff with the Nebraska School of Forensic Science. He is a sought after speaker and is an adjunct instructor in the area of Forensic Science for several colleges throughout the country. Todd said, “I find it a privilege to share knowledge with the people I meet as I travel.” Todd instructs throughout the country for The Lynn Peavey Company and has been called upon for technical consultation/research by various entities.

Todd served as the President, Immediate Past President, Region 3 Vice President and an Associate Editor of the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analyst. He also served the Wisconsin Association for Identification as President, Chairman of the Board and has chaired numerous committees and The Kenosha Professional Police Association as the secretary. In addition, he has served on Wisconsin’s Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Evidence Training Team.

Todd currently serves The American Investigative Society of Cold Cases on the consulting committee and is a member of The International Crime Scene Investigators Association. Todd is also currently on staff with The Death Investigation Training Academy and has been a member of the Federal Government’s U.S. Department of Homeland Security, serving with the DMORT V Disaster Response Unit. He operates Todd A. Thorne & Associates Forensic Consultants and Photography Services, LLC, which has exposed him to both national and international cases.

Outside of work, you may find Todd enjoying time with his family. His hobbies include family activities, church activities, the outdoors and camping, horses and dogs and photography.

Todd is currently offering courses in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, Forensic Photography, Evidence Technician School, Death Investigation, Crime Scene Processing Techniques, Expert Testimony and Shooting Incident Reconstruction. Contact him at for more information.