Kansas Division of the International Association for Identification

Welcome to the website of the Kansas Division of the International Association for Identification!

We are a division of the oldest and largest forensic association in the world. This professional association represents a diverse, knowledgeable, and experienced membership that are assembled to educate, share, critique and publish methods, techniques and research in the physical forensic science disciplines.


Contact Wade Cherms, Editor, if you have anything to contribute to the KDIAI Newsletter!

Interested in being on the KDIAI Board of Directors or on a Committee? 

Must hold active membership to hold a position.

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Thank you to all of our presenters, vendors, sponsors, and attendees of the 2022 Annual Education Conference for making it a great conference!

Congratulations to Wade Cherms, recipient of the 2022 John C. Hazelet Award (Outstanding Member) and Robert D. Olsen, Sr. Award (Best Article in the Newsletter).

Congratulations to the Michael Finnegan Scholarship Recipients:

Esten Moore and Elizabeth Shanafelt

Welcome to the new Board Members:

Kimberly Gerhardt-Whiddon

Ashley Cook

Brianna Wagner

Congratulations to Will Kent (right), Emporia Police Department - Winner of the Grand Prize Drawing!

Congratulations to Charity Wright (right), Emporia State University - Winner of the Student Grand Prize Drawing!

Thank You to Our Vendor Sponsors!



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1109 N Minneapolis St

Wichita, KS 67214


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