David Kanaris began his career in forensic science in 2005 with the Forensic Science Service in the UK. After four years working as a forensic examiner in forensic biology and footwear impressions, David was seconded to various police forces around the UK. Training them in footwear impression evidence before becoming a footwear intelligence manager with West Midlands Police.
In 2012 David moved to Alaska with his wife where he started working as a Forensic Scientist for the Alaska Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory. In 2014 David re-introduced footwear impressions to the Alaska criminal justice system and was shortly after appointed as an inaugural member and training and competency task group chair of the OSAC Footwear and Tire Subcommittee. David is currently the Chief of the Alaska Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory and the Chair of the OSAC Footwear and Tire Subcommittee. David is an IAI certified Footwear Examiner, has presented at numerous IAI conferences, and in November 2019 presented at the Singapore Police Force annual Forensic Science Conference.