Wayne State College

Tara Wiles

Tara graduated from WSC in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice with an emphasis in corrections. Since that time, she has held multiple roles in the field, such as a juvenile probation officer for the State of Nebraska and a forensic technician with the Omaha Police Department. She has been trained in motivational interviewing, forensic photography and videography, scene diagramming, fingerprint processing and identification, evidence collection, and firearms safety. Wiles has been present at more than 2,000 crime scenes and related assignments, including countless burglaries/robberies, nearly 100 death investigations, and approximately a dozen homicides. Wiles is excited to be teaching criminal investigations and forensic investigations, while utilizing and managing the WSC CSI Facility for criminal justice students to gain hands-on experience in the field.


B.S. in Criminal Justice, Wayne State College

Academic Interests

Wiles' academic interests include studying criminal investigations, forensic investigations, gangs, and organized crime.