The deputy director of the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory Bureau has been appointed to lead the agency.

Nicole Roehm, who has been with the state Department of Justice for 10 years, will become director of the crime lab, replacing former director Jana Champion, who retired. Roehm has previously worked in the DNA analysis unit as a forensic scientist and supervisor.

Roehm received a master’s degree from the University of Florida in pharmacy with a certificate in forensic serology and DNA. The bureau includes more than 180 employees and runs laboratories in Madison, Milwaukee and Wausau.

The crime labs in Madison and Milwaukee provide analysis in controlled substances, toxicology, DNA/serology, latent prints/footwear and forensic imaging.

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Logan Wroge has been a general assignment reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal since 2015.