Simon Baechler is head of forensic science and crime intelligence at the State Police of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He is also a researcher and lecturer in forensic science and crime intelligence at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, as well as an associate professor with the University of Québec in Trois-Rivières, Canada. He completed a PhD in 2015 related to forensic intelligence and document fraud. He has published several papers and chapters in various fields of forensic science and crime intelligence, including about combating document fraud. He is chairman of the Western Switzerland expert working group on identity and travel documents, and a member of the Joint Operational Team Document Fraud hosted by Europol.