Jerry Peña is director of HFSC's Crime Scene Unit/Multimedia Evidence Section. Prior to coming to HFSC, Mr. Peña served for 18 years as assistant director of the Austin Police Department’s Forensic Science Division. In that role, Mr. Peña was instrumental in transitioning APD’s Crime Scene Unit into a civilian operation. He also helped the department’s crime scene unit become the first in Texas to achieve ASCLD/LAB accreditation. Mr. Peña is a U.S. Army veteran and has worked as a peace officer in Nueces County and as a crime scene investigator with the Corpus Christi Police Department.