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KBI laboratory manager receives international award
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Carl Anderson

Carl Anderson, a laboratory quality assurance manager for the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), recently earned the Association of Forensic Quality Assurance Managers’ (AFQAM) 2016 Distinguished Service Award. Anderson is stationed in the KBI’s Great Bend laboratory with forensic science quality assurance responsibilities in all four of the KBI’s laboratories.
The AFQAM is an international membership organization that supports and enhances quality assurance practices to provide the criminal justice system with the highest quality of laboratory results and service.
The Distinguished Service Award recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the Association. Anderson was the only member selected in 2016 for this recognition.
When awarding Anderson the Distinguished Service Award, AFQAM cited exemplary service in the following areas: -As a founding member of AFQAM
-In the role of bylaws committee chair
-For service in previous years as marketing and communication committee chair, and quality standards ad-hoc committee chair
-For providing numerous presentations at annual training conferences
-For being a strong voice and consistent leader for other AFQAM members
Mike Van Stratton, laboratory director at the KBI, said, “This award validates Carl’s expertise and commitment in ensuring the Kansas criminal justice system receives the best possible services. We are lucky to have him on our team, and proud of the caliber of professionals our KBI laboratories employ.”
The KBI has nearly 300 employees and is headquartered in Topeka. Additionally, it has offices in Wichita, Great Bend, Lenexa and Pittsburg, and laboratories in Topeka, Great Bend, Kansas City and Pittsburg. Its mission is to provide professional investigative and laboratory services to criminal justice agencies, and to collect and disseminate criminal justice information to public and private agencies for the purpose of promoting public safety and preventing crime in Kansas.