Angela Hilliard, MFS 

Instructor, Criminology and Criminal Justice

Forensic Scientist, Washington State Patrol 


Master of Forensic Science, National University; B.A. in Criminal Justice, Washington State University  


Angela Hilliard is a Certified Latent Print Examiner (CLPE) through the International Association for Identification and currently works as a Forensic Scientist, Latent Print Examiner with the Washington State Patrol in Olympia and an Adjunct Professor at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, WA. She has been employed with the WSP since March of 2016. Angela’s previous forensic experience includes both a Forensic Specialist and Latent Print Examiner with the Glendale Police Department and an Adjunct Professor at Glendale Community College in Southern California, and a Fingerprint Specialist for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in San Francisco.  She obtained her master’s degree in Forensic Science from National University and her bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Washington State University. Angela is currently serving as the President of the Board for the Pacific Northwest Division-IAI. In her free time Angela spends as much of her time as she can exploring the great outdoors as well as volunteering with her K9 partner River for search and rescue and human remains detection missions.