The Iowa Division of the International Association for Identification is a non-profit organization chartered in 1963 with the International Association for Identification. The Iowa I.A.I has over 200 active, life, and associate members who are valued resources within the forensic law enforcement community. Our membership has a vast knowledge in the scientific disciplines of fingerprints, photography, footwear, DNA, crime scene processing, and more. Our members believe in networking and they appreciate continued education and learning from our peers. We offer newsletters and information on our website about new technology, techniques, and resources. The Iowa I.A.I strives to educate and share with its members by offering trainings and an annual educational conference. We are Iowa’s regional representatives to the I.A.I, the most senior organization that certifies and sets standards in forensic science disciplines.
This year the Iowa IAI is providing four scholarships that are available for students studying Forensic Science, Criminal Justice, Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Criminology, or Crime Scene Technology. Students enrolled for their Crime Scene or Law Enforcement Certificates are also eligible. Click the link above for more information.
After the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, our members were pleased to resume IA IAI activities in 2021. In addition to the Basic and Advanced Crime Scene Schools held in Ankeny in 2021, we were pleased to hold our Annual Conference and Business Meeting in Waterloo.
Thanks to all of the students, presenters, vendors, and sponsors!
2022 is going to be another exciting year. We will be hosting the IA IAI Basic Crime Scene School in September, followed by our Conference in November. Both will be held in the Greater Des Moines area.
Please check back for further updates. If you have suggestions for topics or presenters, please contact the Webmaster or Iowa IAI Board!