The Indiana State Police recently promoted Paulita Thomason to the position of Indianapolis Regional Laboratory Manager.
Paulita graduated from Rockcastle County High School in Mount Vernon, Kentucky in 1989. She attended Eastern Kentucky University and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forensic Science in 1994.
She began her career with the Indiana State Police in 1995 in the Trace Evidence Unit and performed casework in Fire Debris and Fiber Analysis. In 1997, she transferred into the Biology Unit where she worked Serology, DNA and Bloodstain Pattern Interpretation cases until her recent promotion.
Thomason now serves as the Laboratory Manager for the Indianapolis Regional Laboratory. She has oversight for maintaining the evidence system within the Laboratory Division which includes evidence submissions from countless law enforcement agencies in central Indiana. She also has managerial responsibility for the evidence clerks and photo technician who are assigned to the Laboratory.
“We look forward to having Paulita serve as our new Laboratory Manager at our Indianapolis facility, stated Indiana State Police Laboratory Division Commander Major Steve Holland. “She has a background in our Biology Section that went beyond casework, to include laboratory related instruction at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and Crime Scene Investigator training around the state. She maintains interactions with the various components of our Indiana Criminal Justice System and is well respected.”
Paulita resides in Shelby County with her three children, Kennedy, Chandler and Brayden. .
For further information on Forensic Disciplines go to www.in.gov/isp and click on the “ISP Laboratory Division” link.