Instructor, Forensic Investigation
115 Brewer Hall
London Pearce is an instructor in Forensic Investigation. He currently holds a M.S. in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Forensic Investigation and an M.P.A. with a concentration in Criminal Justice, both from Jacksonville State University.
London has worked in the field of forensic investigation for eighteen years. He started out working at Gadsden Police Department as an Evidence Technician where he processed crime scenes. He left Gadsden P.D. for a position with the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences (ADFS) as a forensic scientist. During his time with ADFS, he processed crime scenes and analyzed drug evidence. London has had the opportunity to work a wide array of crime scenes. The types of scenes he has processed include homicides, suicides, burglaries, robberies, assaults, clandestine drug laboratories, and accidental deaths. Mr. Pearce also has had the opportunity to work as a contractor for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) as an explosive chemist on Redstone Arsenal. He worked on the Home-Made Explosives (HME) Course which is a national and international program that trains individuals all over the world. During this time, he was instructor and taught bomb technicians from all branches of the military, Federal bomb technicians, and state/local bomb technician on how to recognize, secure, and mitigate the hazards safely. London was also appointed, by the Governor, as the coroner for Etowah County in 2016. He was re-elected to that same position during the 2018 election.
London's main levels of interests include death investigations, crime scene processing, photography, and drug analysis.