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.



Training Opportunites

Please check out our training page for a list of courses being offered by Delta Forensics.



Upcoming events

    • 03/04/2021
    • 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM (CST)
    • Online
    • 9
    Registration is closed

    2021 WAI Virtual Conference 

    March 4, 2021


    Agenda

    subject to change

    Thursday March 4, 2021


    7:45 - 5:30 

      

    Presenters will be WI State Crime Laboratory analysts who will cover a wide range of topics including, but not limited to:


    Welcome - Dave Karls - WAI President
                         Chris Johnson - WI State Crime Lab

    Trace Evidence 101 - Meghann McMahon

    DNA - Michelle Burns
               
    StrMix
               Swabbing Items of Evidence (Firearms)
               Touch DNA vs Biological Evidence

    Toxicology - Leah Macans

    Footwear - Laura Matson and Vanessa Styx
                         Discussion of Solemate and how it
                          can be an investigative lead                                      

    Latent Prints - Melissa Graf and Amanda Wiltzius 
                The how's and why's of Cyanoacrylate fuming
                at your department

    Crime Scene Response Team - Chris Johnson 
                Case Studies
                OIS - Milwaukee Area Investigative Team/DCI
                Trajectory
                Vehicle Processing 

    Firearms - Heather Williams

    Controlled Substances - Cully Eberhardy 
                         Types of drug evidence
                          Current trends
                          Hemp
                          Color tests

    Forensic Imaging - James Armstrong and Katie McCoy

               Frame Averaging and perspective warp
               Proper submissions of photo and video cases
               Don't let a bad video let you down - capabilities
               of the FIU
               What IR Photography can do - a case study

    Roundtable Discussion with Crime Lab personnel

    Bring your questions!

    Forensic Imaging/Video
    Latent Prints
    Footwear
    CODIS
    Drug Chemistry
    Firearms
    DNA
    Case Management/Submission Guidelines



    Space is limited to the first 100 people who register. Current and life active members of the WAI are allowed to register first before January 17 and then it will be open to non-members or lapsed members. 

    Registration must be paid by January 17th by members or your spot may not be secure. 

    Any registrations cancelled after February 18th will not receive a refund.







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

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