By Philip Sanfilippo, 2010-2011 IAI President
The International Association for Identification (IAI) officially announced Tri-Tech Forensics as its new training partner, effective October 1st, 2015, during the annual IAI Centennial Conference. The IAI’s training partnership began in 2004 as a way for the organization to ensure that high quality training would be available for its members and to generate additional funding to support the growth of the Association’s operations. Tri-Tech Forensics will be taking over a partnership that has been held by Ron Smith and Associates since the inception of the program.
When compared to other forensic firms, Tri-Tech Forensics might appear as a newcomer on the surface. In reality, the company has been in business for over 30 years. Tri-Tech Forensics, originally the premier supplier of evidence collection kits, has expanded its inventory to include a broad range of crime scene investigations products over the past decade. The expansion of the business brought forth the opportunity to create a training division. I joined the company as the new Training Director, and the Tri-Tech Forensics Training Division was born.
Since that time, the Training Division has strived to add courses and instructors that would offer members of the IAI exceptional education to develop useful skills that could be used to attain and retain various IAI certifications.
Tri-Tech Forensics Training is available in various subjects such as: fingerprint identification, crime scene investigations, forensic photography, bloodstain pattern analysis, forensic anthropology, and footwear and tire track identification. Tri-Tech also supports the IAI certification process by offering preparatory courses for the Crime Scene, Forensic Photography, and Latent Print Certification exams. Our company plans to expand these offerings to include forensic art, forensic video analysis, and digital evidence. Tri-Tech also offers custom designed courses to meet an agency’s specific needs.
Tri-Tech Forensics is located in Southport, NC, and the Training Division is located in South Florida. Training programs, however, are available to be hosted anywhere in United States. Tri-Tech Forensics has presented training in destination cities around the country and offers generous support for agencies interested in hosting. Local training can save an agency thousands of dollars, promote networking in an agency’s area, and provide economic support to the IAI.
To learn more about Tri-Tech Forensics Training Division, visit www.tritechtraining.com. The website lists upcoming courses, course catalog descriptions, and all Tri-Tech Training instructors. Online registration is also available for students as are other useful articles on forensic science. I am also available to answer any questions or provide information on training courses and opportunities to host training at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tri-Tech Forensics Training looks forward to continuing to support IAI members with exceptional forensic education.
Tri-Tech Forensics Training Division
(800) 438-7884 ext. 7800