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Mississippi Code Title 45. Public Safety and Good Order § 45-1-25. Director of Mississippi Crime Laboratory

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The Director of the Mississippi Forensics Laboratory which has been established by the Commissioner of Public Safety under the authority of Section 45-1-17 shall be a person who is experienced in forensics laboratory operations, knowledgeable of the criminal justice system, and who shall have the following minimum qualifications:

(a) Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in forensic science, chemistry, biology, commercial science or physics.

(b) At least five (5) years' full-time employment in a forensics laboratory, with supervisory or administrative responsibility.

(c) Thorough knowledge of the utilization of forensics laboratory services and their relation to the investigating law enforcement officers.

(d) Thorough knowledge of techniques employed in processing of physical evidence.

(e) Membership in professional organizations promoting advancement of forensic science.

(f) Proven effectiveness as a manager and administrator.

Unusual strength in one or more of the above qualifications may compensate for failure to exactly satisfy paragraph (b) of this section.

The Director of the Forensics Laboratory may only be removed by the Commissioner of Public Safety upon proof of his inability to serve due to illness, administrative or managerial ineffectiveness, incompetence, malfeasance, dereliction of duty or moral turpitude.

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