Treise R. McDaniel
Treise McDaniel is a retired Crime Scene Investigator with a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Criminal Justice. With an illustrious career spanning 25 years with the San Antonio
Police Department, she has exhibited unwavering dedication and a commitment to
excellence in the field of forensic investigation.
During her tenure, Treise served as a prominent member of the Crime Scene Unit Officer
Involved Shooting Team, where she played a vital role in investigating critical incidents
and gathering evidence to reconstruct crime scenes accurately. Her meticulous attention
to details and profound knowledge of evidence collection and preservation techniques
have been instrumental in ensuring integrity of crime scene investigations.
As the lead instructor of the SAPD uniformed Evidence Detective Investigator School,
Treise imparted her extensive expertise to train and mentor aspiring investigators. Treise
trained and shared her knowledge of crime scene processing, evidence documentation,
analysis, shaping the skills and abilities of numerous successful crime scene
Treise is a certified instructor by the State of Texas Commission on Law Enforcement
(TCOLE) and was designated as the lead Instructor for Intermediate Crime Scene
Investigation, SAPD Uniformed Evidence Detective Investigator School, and Field
Instructor/Trainer for newly hired Crime Scene Investigators with the San Antonio Police
Department. Her proficiency in teaching crime scene investigation techniques and
procedures has equipped many law enforcement professionals with the necessary skills to
conduct thorough and effective investigations.
One of Treise’s key areas of expertise is in locating, documenting, and collecting
physical forensic evidence. Her ability to meticulously process and preserve evidence has
been crucial in establishing the facts and providing valuable insights in a wide range of
criminal cases. Additionally, her proficiency in producing scaled drawings of crime
scenes has facilitated accurate reconstructions and aided in the presentation of evidence
Throughout her career, Treise has been involved in countless high-profile criminal
investigations, testified as an expert witness in court proceedings, utilizing her in-depth
knowledge and experience to provide compelling testimony. Her ability to effectively
communicate complex forensic concepts in a clear and concise manner has earned her a
reputation for being a highly credible and reliable expert witness.