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Message from the President

Jesse Williams

Greetings to all members of the Wisconsin Association for Identification. I can’t believe how fast time flies, in a blink here I am, proudly serving the WAI. I survived a journey that started with the Police Science Associate’s Degree at Waukesha County Technical College. I was sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff for Washington County in 2000. An eventful career led me through appointments as an FTO, SWAT team member, then being assigned as the agency’s first designated Evidence Technician and Evidence Custodian in 2016. I was promoted to Detective in 2020.

2016 marked my first enrollment in WAI. I was nominated for Board of Directors in 2018 and have been serving since. A goal we shared on the Board was continued learning of the various job duties within the board. We strive for easy onboarding of new board members, position transitions and retirements from the board, to maintain efficiency at getting out information along with awesome educational conferences. With the leadership of Historian, Ron Groffy, we now have an operations guide to help any new member that wants to take the leap to be involved on the board.

I personally want to thank the board members for their support, dedication and persistence in the creation of a website page with helpful features, forums and registration links. This tool allows all members to share and receive current information and trends at the touch of their fingers. A huge shout out to Brandon Giese, Chair of the Website.

On behalf of the entire Board, we thank you all for your continued dedication into the field of Crime Scene Investigations, preservation of evidence, for your continued membership in this amazing Association. WAI established an awesome and motivated Board that is looking to knock another Educational Conference out of the park. I look forward to serving as the President of the Wisconsin Association for Identification and can’t wait to see you in Spring of 2025.

- Jesse Williams
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