Mission Statement

The mission of this association is to provide educational seminars to members of the law enforcement community, to disseminate useful information related to all the disciplines of the forensic sciences, to provide local administration in the state of Wisconsin for the international professional certification programs of the International Association for Identification, and to encourage the highest ethical standards in the collection, preservation, and examination of evidence.

Upcoming events

    • 03/03/2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • 03/06/2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • The Blue Harbor Resort

    2020 WAI Conference 

    March 3-6, 2020

    The Blue Harbor Resort and Conference Center 

    Sheboygan, WI


    subject to change

    Tuesday, March 3, 2020

    8:00 – 8:15  Welcome

    8:15 - 8:30 Break

    8:30 – 9:30     Evidence Dispositions

    Holly Schultz and Marci Enloe, Dane County Sheriff's Department

    9:30 - 9:45 Break

    9:45 – 10:45     DNA Related Questions & Answers

    8:15 - 8:30 Break

    11:00 - 12:00 Firearms/Disqualifiers Presentations

    DOJ - Handgun Hotline

    12:00 - 1:00 Lunch

    1:00 - 2:30 Sexual Assault Submission Guidelines

    Special Agent Ann Sheridan DOJ/SAKI

    Kathy Mahnke & Jennifer Naugle, Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory

    2:30 - 2:45 Break

    2:45 - 4:30 General Forum/Q & A

    General Sessions Wednesday & Friday

    Azana Shooting - Crime Scene Processing & Takeaways

    Sikh Temple Shooting - Crime Scene Processing & Takeaways

    Mental State of Mind During a Mass Shooting - Brian Murphy, Retired Lieutenant Oak Creek Police Department

    Law Enforcement Suicide Prevention & Policing - John Putnam, Lead Chaplain Wisconsin DOJ

    Angela Hackl Homicide - Perspectives from both sides (Project Innocence and Prosecution) Kevin Findley

    Break Outs Thursday

    Sulfur Shoeprints

    Cellbrite "Digital Mapping" Data Extraction

    Photographing Fingerprints at Scene & Agency



    Firearms - What to Expect to Retrieve from weapon

    Initial Response at Arson Scene

    Recognizing Meth Labs

    Registration closes February 25th and any registrations cancelled after February 18th will incur a $50.00 fee 

Thank you to our 2018 WAI Conference Sponsors for helping us make this another great conference! Please visit their websites to see what they can offer you.

Wisconsin Association for Identification, 1578 S 11th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204
The WAI is a not for profit, volunteer organization.

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