Course Length: 2 Hours
Meet your Instructor
Retired Lab Director - TN Bureau of Investigations
Kay Sheriff received her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 1978. Kay has over 35 years of experience in the field of Chemistry, and her first job in chemistry was as a Teaching Assistant at UTM. She then worked as a Biochemistry Research Technologist for both St. Jude’s Hospital in Memphis, TN and the Veteran’s Hospital in Nashville, TN. She has also worked in the electroplating industry as a bench chemist, a research chemist, and a chief chemist. The last 25 years of her career were spent working for the TN Bureau of Investigation as a Special Agent/ Forensic Scientist, Quality Assurance Coordinator and as the Crime Laboratory Director of the Jackson Crime Laboratory and the Memphis Crime Laboratory. During her time as a laboratory director, the TBI laboratory system earned its first American Society of Crime Laboratory Director’s--Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) Accreditation and passed numerous internal and external inspections for re-accreditation afterwards. Kay was responsible for the Forensic Evidence Vault and the TBI Law Enforcement West TN vaults for many years, including the initial Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA) accreditation inspections and numerous subsequent inspections. She retired in June of 2014 and continues working as a state contractor for the TBI, performing Forensic Procurement for the three State of TN crime laboratories.