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Welcome to the Ohio Identification Officers Association

The Ohio Identification Officers Association strives to be a professional association for those engaged in investigation, forensic identification and scientific examination of physical evidence.

Promoting the 101st IAI conference to be hosted in Cincinnati Aug 2016!

2016 IAI International Education Conference

Welcome to the Ohio Identification Officers Association Website!

Photo of Michael WisniewskiFall is now in full effect and winter will soon be among us. I would like to thank all of our 2015 Officers and Board members, especially our conference committee for putting on a great Fall Training confernce this past September at the Holiday Inn French Quarter Perrysburg, Ohio.

I hope everyone got to make some new friends, learned something, and got something out of the conference. We showed of the new OIO coins, which were very popular, black t-shirts as well as new sweatshirts.

Look for new photos from our 2015 Conference on the OIO yearly educational and training conference site. This was a highly successful conference with close to 100 attendees, about 1/3 of our membership. Also, many of you got to meet the 2015-2016 International Association for Identification-IAI (theiai.org) President, Bridget Lewis, at our conference this year. I can assure you, she was highly complementary of not only our educational conference, but the quality and excitement of our membership. She immensely enjoyed meeting all of you and hopes to see you next year.

As many of you know, we and the city of Cincinnati will be hosting the IAI International conference next year! This weeklong conference begins August 8th of next year and includes forensic professionals from around the globe. I highly suggest you become members of the IAI if you already are not and take advantage of the publications, training, and worldwide professional relationships this organization can bring you. As our division will be busy assisting with the IAI Conference, we will not be holding our Annual Fall conference in 2016, but be back in Columbus in 2017.

The membership voted in a new 2016 Sgt of Arms, Rebecca Silverstein of the Lake County Crime Lab, and all the Vice- presidents will be moving up the first of the year with Ed Biederstedt (OBCI) taking over as the 2016 President. Congratulations to you all.

Current members can expect to see their renewal noticed in the may soon, it will contain a link and code to allow you to pay your yearly dues on-line if you so choose. If you have any payment questions, please contact Treasurer Joe Masilonis (OIO Board members).

Not a member? Why not? Seriously… you can email me and tell me why.

I will say this as long as I am an OIO member: PLEASE GET INVOLVED IN YOUR ORGANIZATION and help maintain Ohio's excellence in the forensic community. There are many associates within the forensic community to include our vendors who support all we do and whom without; we could not put on such a great conference.

As always, I would like to thank you all for what you do for our Nation and communities.

Protect and Serve, Collect and Preserve.

Best Wishes,

Michael Wisniewski
President OIO, 2015

Read a letter from the IAI President to the National Commission on Forensic Science here

Training Opportunity !!!

The Nevada State Division of the IAI invites you to the
10th Annual Tri-Division Educational Conference
November 3 - 6, 2015 in Reno, Nevada
Regional Public Safety Center
The host hotel, Grand Sierra Resort Hotel & Casino, $59.00 a night
(resort fee included, tax not included).

We have a great program put together filled with workshops, lectures
and high profile case studies.

To view the conference program outline and to register please visit www.nsdiai.net