New Chief Deputy Coroner Sworn-In
The Bucks County Coroner’s office on Tuesday announced the appointment of a new chief deputy coroner.
Bucks County Coroner Meredith Buck is pleased to announce the appointment of Danakelly Hampton as Chief Deputy Coroner.
Hampton brings to the position a wealth of forensic knowledge, training, and experience. She holds a M.S. degree in Forensic Medicine, B.S. degree in Forensics with a minor in Crime Scene Investigation, and a A.A.S. degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Police Science. Ms. Hampton is also a Board-Certified Fellow, achieving the highest level of certification from the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI), as well being National Incident Management Systems (MIMS) certified by Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Hampton has been in the field of Forensics since 2007. She got her start as a Forensic Investigator in the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office, beginning her forensic career at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office in Chicago, quickly working her way up the ladder.
In June of 2017, Hampton was publicly recognized by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, for her work after she identified a Methamphetamine lab, alerted the proper authorities, and directed the evacuation of occupants from the building, moving them to safety.
In 2021, Hampton deployed to the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office to aid in the backlog of cases related to the COVID-19 pandemic. She recently returned to the local area where she was tasked with turning around a fledgling Pennsylvania County Medical Examiner’s Office as the Chief of Forensic Investigations.
Ms. Hampton will be responsible for bringing the office up to date with new technologies and getting various office accreditations and staff certifications within the field of Forensics. Please help me welcome Chief Deputy Coroner Danakelly Hampton to the Bucks County Coroner’s Office