Nancy Sulinski-Steffens joined the Institute Staff in 2017 as a Training Specialist and now serves as the IPTM Criminal Investigations and Forensics Technology Section Coordinator, responsible for course development, adjunct instructor management and instructor recruitment. Nancy is a Crime Scene Investigations practitioner and instructor whose broad spectrum of experience as a Forensic Investigator brings a wealth of knowledge and experience into the IPTM Classroom. IPTM utilizes subject matter experts who provide their specialized knowledge and experience with fellow law enforcement professionals in dynamic teaching environments. With nearly a 20 year career with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office in the Tampa Bay, Florida, Nancy has responded to thousands of crime scenes covering the full gamut of criminal investigations from property crimes to all manner of violent crimes against persons.
Nancy Sulinski-Steffens has recently retired as a Forensic Supervisor responsible for the daily supervisory administrative operations of the Forensic Investigators, Latent Print Examiners, Forensic Volunteers, Forensic Internships and all forensic based public relations. She was responsible for both the in-service training of fellow forensic personnel, but also the mentoring and training of newly appointed staff.
Ms. Sulinski-Steffens’s teaching background runs the spectrum from training sworn and civilian agency personnel, law enforcement academy recruits at the Pasco-Hernando State College Police Academy, and academia presentations at University of South Florida, Saint Leo University, and Keiser University. Additionally, was the coordinator and trainer of the Pasco Forensic Volunteer Academy.
Nancy has developed her expertise in all areas of Criminal Investigations to include the handling of all manner of evidence, crime scene documentation, advanced processing techniques for the development of latent prints and bloodstain patterns, Forensic photography, court proceedings, and major case investigations. Nancy is professionally credentialed as a Crime Scene Analyst: International Association for Identification; CSI Proficiency Certificate: IPTM/UNF; Crime Scene Certificate: St Petersburg College; Bachelor of Applied Science: St Petersburg College; and a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration: University of South Florida. Nancy currently serves as the Florida Division International Association for Identification (FDIAI) Region 3 Director.