Grant D. Graham Sr., MFS, CBPA, CSCSA

Angier, North Carolina

General Specialty

Crime Scene Reconstruction
Crime Scene Staging
Death Investigation

Specialty Focus

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
Crime Scene Investigation
Human Remains Recovery
Shooting Incident Reconstruction
Staged Crime Scenes

Grant Graham is the retired Forensic Manager for the Fayetteville Police Department, North Carolina. Grant began his law enforcement and forensic career as a Security Policeman with the US Air Force Security Police for 20 years, from 1979 to 2000, working in various assignments across the US and overseas encompassing investigative, supervisory and managerial positions, including traffic accident and criminal investigator, Security Police Operations Superintendent; culminating in an assignment with the Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner as the Chief, Forensic Trace Materials Analysis Laboratory and was a member of the FBI’s deployed Kosovo War Crimes Task Force. Grant retiring from military law enforcement, he was employed by the Mississippi Crime Laboratory as a Senior Crime Scene Analyst where he conducted crime scene investigations of violent crime scenes throughout the state and served as the Interim Laboratory Manager for the Biloxi Branch Laboratory. In 2005, Grant was transferred to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation where he continued to examine violent crime scenes. Grant was the basic and advanced crime scene investigation and forensic aspects of death investigation curriculum co-developer and instructor for the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy and the Mississippi Certified Investigator Program. He served as a member of the National Institute of Justice Technical Working Group for Mass Fatality Incidents: A Guide for Human Forensic Identification and serves as a member of the Fayetteville State University, Forensic Science Program Advisory Committee. He also co-developed with Steve Chancellor, and was the lead instructor for the University of Southern Mississippi International Forensic Science Academy. He has testified as an expert in bloodstain pattern analysis, shooting incident reconstruction and crime scene investigation. He is an International Association for Identification (IAI) Certified Bloodstain Pattern Analyst and an IAI Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst. Grant was the Secretary of the IAI Bloodstain Pattern Analyst Certification Board for sixteen years and currently serves as a member of the certification board. Grant is the co-author of the text, Staged Crime Scenes: Investigating Suspect Misdirection of the Crime Scene.



  • Master of Forensic Sciences, National University, San Diego, CA
  • Mississippi Certified Investigator Program, Pearl, MS (Class President)


  • American Academy of Forensic Science
  • International Association for Identification (along with the secretary ad board member references)
  • International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts

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