Thank you for visiting the newly designed NWAFS web page. It is a work in progress and the
Board is excited for all the changes that will hopefully make for a more simple way to interact
with the organization. Please be sure to check back often for meeting updates, job postings, and
other news related to events going on throughout the NWAFS. We are currently in the process
of updating content, so please feel free to contact any member of the board with suggestions on
how we may improve the website.
If you are interested in joining the NWAFS, and would like to look further into the membership
requirements, please feel free to contact our membership secretary Steven Stone
(Steven.Stone@wsp.wa.gov). Our membership is comprised of forensic scientists and
independent practitioners, primarily from the northwest region of the country; however, several
members come to us from other organizations all across the United States.
The objectives of the NWAFS are to encourage the dissemination of information within the fields
of forensic science, foster friendship and cooperation among forensic scientists, and to stimulate
research and development of new techniques within the field. We are excited to follow through
on these objectives and are constantly striving to achieve these goals. By publishing our Crime
Scene Newsletter quarterly, we are getting the word out on interesting research performed by
the scientists within the NWAFS. Our annual meetings offer a great chance for networking and
comradery among forensic scientists across multiple agencies and disciplines. The upcoming
Technical Working Group on tire/footwear impressions this Spring will be a great chance to
promote research and development in the field of Trace Evidence.
The members of the Board are committed to moving the organization in a forward direction that
improves on the communication, organization, and quality of the NWAFS in the upcoming year.
We are already underway in planning the workshops for the 2016 meeting in Boise and look
forward to providing quality training for our members. I hope to see you in Boise, and if you have
any comments or feedback for what the NWAFS Board can do for you, please feel free to
Sincerely, Trevor Allen NWAFS President
The 2016 annual meeting will be held the week of September 26-30, 2016 at The Riverside Hotel in Boise, ID.
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