Colonel Sandra K. Karsten, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the following promotion effective January 1, 2018:
Mr. Brian Hoey has been named director of the Patrol’s Crime Laboratory Division. Hoey joined the Patrol on January 1, 1993, as a criminalist in the DNA Profiling Section. He transferred to the Serology Section on April 26, 1996. Hoey was promoted to criminalist supervisor and assigned to the DNA Casework Section on July 1, 2004. On August 22, 2010, he was promoted to crime laboratory manager with oversight responsibility for the DNA Casework, Latent Prints, Firearms, and Trace sections of the Crime Laboratory Division. During that same time, he served as the DNA technical leader, a position required for CODIS laboratories. Hoey was named assistant director of the Crime Laboratory Division on March 20, 2016.
Director Hoey was born and raised in the Chicago, IL, area. He earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL in 1990. He earned a Master of Science in biology from Northern Illinois University in 1992. In 2015, he earned a Master of Business Administration from William Woods University in Fulton, MO. Hoey is a member of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) and serves on its Rapid DNA Committee. He is also a member of the Midwestern Association of Forensic Sciences (MAFS) where he served as president in 2013. Director Hoey and his wife, Kristen (Mahrenholz), have two daughters, Kate and Kyra. They reside in Ashland, MO.