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Stan Florence

Jessica Brown
Public Information Director


12/07/10                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           


Criminalist of the Year

Barbara Wells is named the 2010 OSBI Criminalist of the Year.  Wells works as a DNA analyst in the bureau’s Lawton laboratory.   She worked every day for the past year to make the biology unit more productive by performing more than 120 serology and DNA cases, assisting with a validation of a new amplification kit, reviewing numerous cold cases files to identify possible biological evidence, and assisting a co-worker with the set-up of her DNA samples.

She consistently produces high quality casework in both serology and DNA while maintaining an open line of communication with officers.  This allows the most probative samples to be selected for analysis, thereby conserving resources and allowing for faster results.

Wells’ dependability, drive for excellence, and ability to balance multiple responsibilities serves as an outstanding example to her peers.