Chief Deputy (Retired) Rod Englert, a 53-year veteran of law enforcement, retired as Commander of the Operations Division, Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office in Portland, Oregon, in 1995. He started his career with the Downey, California Police Department after graduating from the Los Angeles Police Academy. In 1969 Chief Deputy Englert moved to Portland, Oregon and joined the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office. A large portion of Chief Deputy Englert’s career has been associated with working major crimes, narcotics and homicide. His expertise is in the area of homicide crime scene reconstruction and blood spatter interpretation.
Rod Englert received a Bachelor’s degree in Police Administration from California State University at Los Angeles and has done post-graduate work in psychology. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, where he was President of the 159th Session.
Chief Deputy Englert has conducted over 600 lectures and training seminars on managing criminal investigations, solving unresolved homicides, blood spatter interpretation and crime scene reconstruction to law enforcement personnel and district attorneys in 35 states as well as in Canada, Russia, England, France, and South America. He has consulted in over 500 criminal and civil death cases in the United States. He has testified and is a qualified court expert in homicide in 26 states. Englert is a member of the International Homicide Investigator’s Association; several states’ Homicide Investigator’s Associations; a Fellow, Distinguished Member, President (2001/2002), and Chairman of the Board (2002-2003) of the Association of Crime Scene Reconstructionists; a Fellow in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences; and is Past-President of the International Association of Blood Pattern Analysts. He has received the Lecturer of Merit and Distinguished Faculty Awards from the National College of District Attorneys.
Chief Deputy Englert has authored Blood Secrets: Chronicles of a Crime Scene Reconstructionist
( Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martins Press, 2010)