Ken Betz, B.S., M.S. - Director

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betzMr. Betz has been associated with the Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory since 1969, during which time he has served as Director of the Crime Laboratory . He assumed the role of Director of the Coroner's Office in 1988. His excellent leadership and management skills have propelled the Coroner's Office and Crime Lab to the top of the field.

361 West Third Street
Dayton, OH 45202
(937) 225-4156


  • Bachelor of Science, University of Dayton
  • Master of Science, Xavier University
  • Graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy, 1984
  • Lecturer in Forensic Science issues in Peoples Republic of China
  • Lecturer in Forensic Science issues in USSR (Soviet Union)
  • Lecturer at Sinclair Community College
  • Lecturer at Local, State and Federal Agencies


  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • Midwest Association of Forensic Sciences
  • Ohio Identification Officers Association -- Past President
  • FBI National Academy (137 Session)
  • Montgomery County Criminal Justice Council-Past Chairman
  • Ohio State Coroners Association
  • Montgomery County Domestic Violence Committee
  • Montgomery County Child Death Review Committee
  • Sinclair Community College Criminal Justice Advisory Committee
  • Ohio Association of Criminalists
  • Sinclair Community College Adjunct Professor
  • National Association of Medical Examiners
  • Lions Eye Bank of West Central Ohio-Chariman of the Board
  • Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory-Regional Represenative to the F.B.I. National Board