Gary W. Reinecke, MA

Assistant Professor, Anatomy & Neurobiology

Gary Reinecke
72 E. Concord St Instructional (L)


Gary Reinecke has a BS in Criminal Justice and a MA in Criminology. Gary Reinecke spent 10 years with the Columbus, Ohio Police Department where he was assigned as a crime scene technician in the Detective Bureau. Gary Reinecke joined the FBI in 1986 and served as a field agent in Phoenix and Detroit where he was assigned to organized crime, bank robberies and drug investigations. In 1998 SSA Reinecke was promoted and transferred to the FBI Laboratory where he was assigned to the Evidence Response Team program. Gary Reinecke managed operational matters for the ERT program. Gary Reinecke retired from the FBI on 12/31/10 after 24 years of service. Gary Reinecke joined the Faculty as an Instructor in January, 2011. He teaches Advanced Crime Scene Investigation, is the Operations Director of the Outdoor Research Facility and is a thesis advisor for several students each year.

2014 U.S. Department of Justice, “Evaluation of The Use of Non-Contact, 3D Scanner for Collecting Post Mortem Fingerprints”. NIJ-2014-3744

2016 National Science Foundation, “Evaluation of the Use of a Contactless, Three­Dimensional Scanner for the Collection of Various Fingerprint Impressions”. NSF-2016-1621938

2016 U.S. Department of Justice, “Evaluation of The Use of A Contactless, Three- Dimensional Scanner for Collecting Postmortem Fingerprints from Unidentified Human Remains.” NIJ-2016-4305

Other Positions

  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences


  • Grand Canyon College, MA
  • Stony Brook University, BS

Classes Taught

  • GMSFA805
  • GMSFS806


  • Published on 9/21/2020

    Menschel M, Pokines JT, Reinecke G. Correlation between saw blade width and kerf width. J Forensic Sci. 2021 Jan; 66(1):25-43. PMID: 32956530.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/3/2018

    Pirtle D, Magni PA, Reinecke GW, Dadour IR. Barnacle colonization of shoes: Evaluation of a novel approach to estimate the time spent in water of human remains. Forensic Sci Int. 2019 Jan; 294:1-9. PMID: 30453176.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2016

    Sos S. Agaian, Rushikesh D. Yeole, Gary Reinecke, Mary-Ann Mulawka, Mike Troy. Comparison Study of Gaussian Mixture Models for Fingerprint Image Duplication with a New Model. Society for Imaging Science and Technology. 2016.

  • Published on 1/1/2016

    Sos S. Agaian, Rushikesh D. Yeole, Marzena Mulawka, Mike Troy, Gary Reinecke. SPIE. Missing Data Reconstruction Using Gaussian Mixture Models for Fingerprint Images. 2016; 9869.

  • Published on 1/1/2014

    Siwek, Donald; Reinecke, Gary W. Relaxation of Clenched Digits in Cadaveric Hands to Facilitate the Recovery of Postmortem Friction Ridge Impressions, Siwek, Donald; Reinecke, Gary W. Journal of Forensic Identification: January/February 2014 –Volume 64 – Number 1. Journal of Forensic Identification. 2014; 64 (Jan/Feb):13-17.

  • Published on 10/1/2009

    Christenson, Angi M.; Lowe, W. Michael; Reinecke, Gary W. The “Forensic Bulldozer” as a Clandestine Grave Search Tool. Forensic Science Communications. 2009; 11.

  • Published on 1/1/2008

    Adams J, Bradley and John Byrd. Reinecke GW, Hochrein MJ. Chapter 3, Pieces of the Puzzle, the FBI Approach to Commingled Remains. Analysis and Identification of Commingled Remains. Humana Press. 2008; Chapter 3.

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