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.
Read more about our mission here.
Larry Stringham, President
It is my opinion that the greatest secret of the FDIAI might just be its website. This site contains all the information needed for a person who is just starting out in forensics, to the old seasoned pro looking for reference material. This site contains so many hidden gems I don’t know if they all can be listed but let’s give it a try.
Let’s begin by being a member of the Florida Division of the International Association of Identification, being the largest state division we have a broad and diverse group which members have access to with a member’s only guide. This membership guide can get you in contact with people in your area or in a forensic discipline which can assist you when needed. It also will allow you to pay your dues, list which district you are in and give the name of your district director which will be more than happy to assist you as well.
Training is a big subject in the state of Florida, and what is bigger than the annual Conference which this year will be held in Miami at the downtown Hilton hotel. This always successful and international attended conference’s only rivals maybe the IAI’s conference which is listed as well, with direct links to their site. Plus lots of other training opportunities within the state from a various list of vendors. One exciting thing about being a member of the FDIAI is the free training that is given throughout the state each year. If your budget is low then use this site to try and locate some free training.
Speaking of training the 2016 Conference in Miami is looking for presenters as well. If you have been working on a project, presentation or a paper and wish to present, this is a great opportunity to speak at a national recognized event. Also if you are a vendor or know a vendor please have them visit this site to find out how they can get the word out about their products.