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.

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Presidents Message

Welcome to the official Wisconsin Association of Identification website! I hope you find it informative, educational, and of assistance.

I am privileged to serve as your 2016-2017 Wisconsin Association of Identification (WAI) President. Being a member since 2003 has afforded me the opportunity to progress my professional development and gain friendships throughout the forensic and evidence community. We should always remember that we are a community, a community of professionals dedicated to evidence and forensic disciplines, that ultimately serve the public and good of society in large.

As President, I believe that both I and you, the members, need to strive and reflect on the Mission Statement of our Organization. Our Mission Statement is what guides us, and serves as a sense of direction to the entire Organization.   Every great Organization has a clear purpose dictated by their respective Mission Statement. Our Organization is no different.

Having celebrated our 50th year in existence, we can all imagine how our profession has evolved over that time. Without our Organization, and most importantly you the members that make up the Organization, the WAI would not be the success it is today.

When the Organization was developed those fifty years ago, one of its purposes was to create networking opportunities amongst those founding professionals. So let’s continue to build on that success. I hope all our members, and all those within the forensic and evidence, utilize the capabilities the WAI provides, whether it’s networking, resources, or training. I am looking forward to serving you for and hope to see you all at our 2017 Training Conference!  


Matt Guth

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We encourage all law enforcement officers, evidence technicians, and anyone else involved in various aspects of crime scene collection and preservation to join the WAI.

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