Welcome to the Nevada State Division of the International Association for Identification


Do you enjoy volunteering and making things happen?

Do you feel a need to serve your fellow forensic professionals?

Do you want to meet new people and help shape the future of our industry?

Do you know someone else who fits this description?

If so, we need your help! We are currently in need of a Vice-President and Treasurer.


Nominations can be submitted electronically to president@nsdiai.net or in person to Elisha Sorum by May 5, 2018. Please include a brief bio of the candidate showing why that person would be great for the job. Elections will be held shortly after the Western States Joint Conference in May.


This is your opportunity to assist with the NSDIAI and determine the direction we will all go in the future. We are all in this together so come out and show your support.

Crime Scene Analyst II Daniel Proietto with Chief LaTesha Watson
(Henderson Police Department)

Crime Scene Analyst II Daniel Proietto with Chief LaTesha Watson
(Henderson Police Department)


HPD Crime Scene Analyst II Daniel Proietto was recognized in February by the Henderson Police Department as the 2017 Civilian Employee of the Year for Exceptional and Consistent Dedication and Service to his supervisors, fellow employees, the Henderson Police Department, and the Citizens of Henderson.

Way to go Dan!!


Congratulations to the following people for receiving their certification or re-certification:


Tanya Hiner – Senior Crime Scene Analyst (re-certification)

Kent Timothy – Latent Print (re-certification)



Do you know someone who deserves recognition? Is someone you work with about to retire, publish a paper, obtain certification, or receiving an award? Please share it with us so we can all join in congratulating that person. Submissions can be sent to Elisha Sorum at president@nsdiai.net.




Western States Joint Conference IAI has gone mobile!


We’re excited to announce we have a brand new mobile guide for you to use on Guidebook! Get the guide to access the most up-to-date information about our event, including schedules, maps, and much more.

         Get the guide here: https://guidebook.com/g/westernstatesjointconference





President’s Message



Greetings Members,


I am honored to have the opportunity to serve you in this capacity. We have had some dedicated people serve on our board over the years and I want to thank them all for their hard work and service to our organization. Through these positions, we are able to hone our own skills and knowledge in our field.  We are always in need of people willing to help.


Many of you don’t know me and I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. I have been in the field of forensics since 2007 when I completed my first internship in the Impression Section of the Utah Bureau of Forensic Services. Since then, I have graduated with an Associate’s degree in Chemistry, a Bachelor’s degree in Forensic Science Investigations, and a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Weber State University in Utah and completed two more internships in Crime Scene Investigations with Weber-Metro CSI and the (then) Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office. I began working full time as a Crime Scene Investigator in 2009 with the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office (currently known as the Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake) then moved to Nevada when I was hired on as a Crime Scene Technician in 2014. I moved into the lab a year ago as an Evidence Processing Technician in the Impression Evidence Section. In 2012, I received my Crime Scene Analyst Certification through the IAI and plan on applying for my Photography Certification sometime in the next year.


Now that basic introductions are out of the way, I would like to take this opportunity to express my desires for this organization. It’s always a challenge to maintain an organization when the members are so spread out geographically. Other places seem to manage this, and I have every confidence that we can as well.  My first goal is to increase membership and give people a reason to join the organization. While I have some ideas on how to do this, I welcome any additional ideas and feedback on how we can accomplish this. I will be updating the website regularly, so be sure to check back often for new information. Any training announcements, happenings in the field of forensics, and organizational proceedings (including Board vacancies) will be posted there. If you come across any additional items, please forward them to me and I will be happy to add them.


We are excited to have the first Western States Joint Conference coming right here to Las Vegas, Nevada in May! There is an impressive schedule of lectures and workshops lined up from some amazing teachers, and more are still being added. All workshops are included in the registration price. Be sure to check out the Training and Employment Opportunities page for a list of lectures and workshops.  Pre-registration will be discounted for members of the Nevada IAI before March 16, so get your membership in now. If you can’t attend the entire conference, take advantage of the daily rates to get in what you can. Our next General Member Meeting will be Wednesday night at 5:00 pm and the banquet will be on Thursday. I hope to see all of you there!


I look forward to meeting you all and learning more about the Nevada State Division IAI members. Please remember this is YOUR organization and we wouldn’t be here without you. Don’t hesitate to contact me or any one of us if you have questions or concerns.