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The Florida Division of the International Association for Identification is a non-profit professional association for forensic scientists, crime scene technicians, evidence technicians, latent print examiners and all other law enforcement employees who are interested in the scientific investigation of crime. The FDIAI is the largest state chartered division of the International Association for Identification and hosts one of the largest annual educational training conferences available in the country.


Our Mission:


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 Florida 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.


To carry out our mission, the association has a large pool of active members representing several forensic disciplines to include, but not limited to, AFIS, audio enhancement, blood spatter analysis, crime scene processing,  footwear identification, forensic art, forensic imaging, forensic Odontology, latent prints,  photography, and tiretrack identification.  These active members are speakers at our annual educational seminar , write professional articles for our quarterly newsletter and serve as technical advisors on the association's committees.


FDIAI Latest News

Updated 9/16/2014


The Conference

Program has been

updated with a new

Tire Examination

Workshop and several

new lectures with new

speakers including

Ron Smith and

Dave "Ski" Witzke


Congratulations to

Past President

Bill Schade on his

appointment  to the

IAI Board of Directors.


The Conference

Brochure is in the mail

and you can access

the online digital

version now.


The 2014 Conference

Program is now

online and conference

registration is open.

You can register

online or download

the registration form.


The 2014 Conference

Hotel Reservations

are now online. Be sure

to get your reservations





Igor Pacheco, President

June 17, 2014

Dear FDIAI Members:


The Florida Division & Georgia Division of the IAI will be holding a joint Educational Conference in Panama City Beach, Florida the week of October 26-30, 2014. Conference registration is now open and the tentative program is posted on our website. Please click the 2014 conference tabs above for more information about our outstanding educational training conference! This year the FDIAI & GAIAI are honored to have keynote speaker Lt. Joe Kenda, star of Discovery Channel’s TV series “Homicide Hunter.” As always, the FDIAI/GAIAI conference will be hosting a variety of lectures, hands-on-workshops and vendor exhibits from which attendees can see the most current forensic technologies. If you are interested in conducting a lecture or workshop please contact our Speaker Coordinator Koren Colbert at




This year our FDIAI regional directors have been hard at work and held numerous FDIAI trainings and workshops, including Buried Body Techniques, Forensic Entomology & Clandestine Grave Detection Workshop, Low Light Photography, Understanding Shooting Events, and Crime Scene Documentation. On behalf of the FDIAI officers, board members and regional directors, I would like to thank all of the instructors who have volunteered their time, knowledge and experience for the betterment of Forensic Science and the Association. For future trainings, remember to check your email for FDIAI announcements, visit our website, or contact your local FDIAI regional director. Please also let your regional director know if you are interested in presenting your own lecture or workshop. We all benefit when we choose to share and impart our professional knowledge by teaching others.




On February 3-4, 2014, the National Commission on Forensic Science (NCFS) held a meeting in Washington, D.C. to discuss policy recommendations in the Forensic Sciences. At this meeting, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) proposed the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC), previously termed “guidance groups,” which would effectively replace Scientific Working Groups (SWGs) as the standard setting bodies in the forensic sciences. The OSAC seeks to have federally funded support and enforceable standards to improve quality and consistency of work in the forensic science community. The OSAC will be a collaborative body of more than 600 forensic science practitioners and other experts who represent all levels of the government, academia and industry. The OSAC will consist of five Scientific Area Committees (SACs) that report to a Forensic Science Standards Board (FSSB). The five SACs are (1) Biology/DNA, (2) Chemistry/Instrumental Analysis, (3) Crime Scene/Death Investigation, (4) Information Technology/Multimedia, and (5) Physics/Pattern. A Human Factors Committee, Legal Resource Committee and Quality Infrastructure Committee will also provide input to the FSSB.




In closing, if you are an IAI certified practitioner, remember to keep your email address current with the IAI for certification information. Please also remember to renew your certification on time, as there is no grace period once your certification expires.



Igor Pacheco, FDIAI President



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M. Frank Shonberger, Secretary-Treasurer

85 Deer Run, Miami Springs, Fl  33166



305-460-5435   M. Frank Shonberger



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