2022 WAI Conference 

April 4-7, 2022

The Radisson Hotel and Conference Cener
2040 Airport Drive
Green Bay, WI 54313

Monday, April 4


Property and Evidence Manager’s Day 2022

8:30am-10:00am: Attorney Ryan Heiden Open Records Laws in the digital era

This presentation will cover open records law and how that applies to the retention and sharing of digital evidence such as surveillance from businesses and personal security cameras. The presentation will also touch on redaction.


10:00am-11:30am: Andrew Nolan and Possibly ATF agent (TBD) Handgun Hotline: Firearms Returns

What are state and federal firearms disqualifiers and the new expungement ruling. If the ATF is able to co-present they will be discussing ATF E-traces.


11:30am-12:30pm LUNCH


12:30pm-2:30pm: Truli Nielsen SA Bills (116 & 117)

Truli Nielsen, Special Agent with DCI, will be presenting on the new SA Bills, 116 & 117.


2:30pm-3:30pm: Matt Shaw and Evidence Committee Property Room Organization

The committee, under the lead of Matt Shaw, will be presenting on property room storage organization.


3:30pm-4:30pm: Property and Evidence Committee Property and Evidence Manager’s Guide Updates

This will also be a general forum time for questions.



Tuesday, April 5  (General Session)

Opening Ceremonies for WAI Conference 2022


Navigating Crime Scene Challenges - Mike Wisniewski FBI Cleveland Office

Crime Scene Management - Retired Lieutenant John Grassel - RTI International Program Manager, Forensic Science Translation and Implementation- Rhode Island

Extending Your Search Beyond the Visible - Jason Cole - Foster and Freeman

Crime Scene Searches and tools available - Search Teams of Wisconsin (STOW) 

Good Samaritan Homicide Case – Houston, TX- Domingo Villarreal- USDOJ – Forensic Consultant


Wednesday, April 6 - Breakouts


Diagramming/Sketching Crime Scenes - Mike Wisniewski FBI Cleveland Office

How to Process Scene with Small Budget - Holly Maas/Chelsea Reed

Footwear Casting - Retired Detective Lieutenant John Grassel 

Bullet Trajectory - Domingo Villarreal - USDOJ – Forensic Consultant

Wisconsin Search and Rescue, for the Lost, Missing and Deceased - Search Teams of Wisconsin (K9 Equine, Ground Search planning)

Intro to Light Theory and General Techniques - Jason Cole

Photographing Fingerprints on Vehicles – James Armstrong Wisconsin State Crime Lab-Milwaukee

Fingerprint Processing (including gun bluing) - Mandy Wiltzius Wisconsin State Crime Lab-Milwaukee   

Thursday, April 7 (General Session)

Missing Persons and Cadaver K9 Searches -  – STOW

Racine Police Officer John Hetland homicide – using DNA to solve – Lisa Treffinger Wisconsin State Crime Lab

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