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.


Save the date! The KDIAI Annual Conference will be held April 14-15, 2020 in Manhattan, Ks.

The Board is still working on the schedule, so be on the lookout for that to follow.

If you are a current 2019 Member and haven't set up your Member's Account, please do so. If you are not sure how or are having trouble setting up your account, please contact Webmaster, Jay Wessel.

Check out the Member Forum for discussions with other KDIAI Members!

Upcoming Training

- Advanced Crime Scene Documentation

      Berryton, KS (Topeka, KS)

      February 10-14, 2020

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- Essential Crime Scene Investigations

      Haysville, KS

      March 30 - April 3, 2020

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James "Jim" McNutt

Our deepest condolences go to the family of Jim McNutt after learning of his passing on August 12, 2019.

Jim was a member of both the KDIAI (Member #339) and the IAI. Jim started his career in 1982 with the Park City Police Department as a patrolman, he then became a deputy with the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office where he started as a Detention Deputy in 1985, and moved over to a Patrol Deputy later that year. Jim became a Detective and later a Forensic Investigator with the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office in 1989, and served in that role until 2004. Jim worked as a National Police Instructor for the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) in 2004, and later that year became a Senior Fingerprint Specialist with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Houston, Texas, where he served until his passing.

Jim joined the KDIAI around 1995, and during his time with the KDIAI he served as a past KDIAI Editor and a past KDIAI Board Member during 2000 and 2002. Jim was awarded the Robert D. Olsen Award in 2000 for being the member who submitted the best article to the Prairie Whorlwind in that year.

Jim was a Certified Latent Print Examiner and a Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst, both through the IAI.


From Jim’s LinkedIn page:

As a child I dreamed of being a homicide detective. After several years on the street I finally was promoted to detective and found out....I didn't like being a detective because I didn't like dealing with people, at least live ones, because they lie to you and don't cooperate. So I gravitated towards evidence because it never lies to you, sometimes you just can't tell what it is saying. 

My role as a crime scene investigator led me to several very interesting cases. Eventually I became a latent print examiner as well, which is one of my great passions. Eventually I began teaching, which allows me to share my experience with law enforcement and students and hopefully teach them something along the way.

I consider myself fortunate with my current job as I get to help catch bad guys, travel, and teach and speak. Not just in the US, but overseas as well.”

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