This organization is a not-for-profit, professional, association dedicated to the application of the Forensic Sciences in the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice communities, as well as the private sector. The Division's charter was granted in August of 1916 making us the first Division to hold a charter under the parent body (IAI).
Our membership numbers in excess of 650 persons throughout the United States with the majority of members working in the State of California.
To bring persons, who are actively engaged in the profession of Identification and Scientific Investigation, into an organized body so that the profession, in all of its disciplines, may be administered and practiced in an ethical and effective manner.
To encourage the improvement of all disciplines of Forensic Identification and Investigation by fostering and supporting the need for original research, refinements of current methodology and professional training.
To promote the sharing and dissemination of information and knowledge by sponsoring training seminars, publishing papers and articles and encouraging members to openly discuss all aspects of theirs profession with their peers and others seeking knowledge and skill.
To set the highest standards of ethical, scientific and professional conduct for its members and to make those who command, manage or supervise within the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice communities aware of these standards and encourage their adoption in these communities.
To inspire in our members a professional's pride and commitment to serve Law Enforcement, the Criminal Justice System and society in general by applying their knowledge and skill to the best of their abilities.
Welcome to the California Division of the International Association for Identification. Our website has a lot of valuable information, for example, membership information, scholarship information, and training opportunities. Our site also has important information within the Bylaws and Constitution. As President for the 2016-2017 year, I’d like to encourage all who visit this site to become a member or get involved if you are not already. I believe all professionals have something to share, so let’s share together as we continue to move ahead “Building Forensic Excellence from a Century of Knowledge.”