An application for membership can be obtained from any of the Rocky Mountain Division of the IAI Board Members or Officers. The application is also available in the "Silent Witness" quarterly newsletter which is mailed to each member in good standing. The RMDIAI website Membership page at www.rmdiai.org has the application available for download.
The RMDIAI membership dues are $30 a year, which are due in January of each year.
The Rocky Mountain Division of the International Association for Identification is comprised of forensic scientists, technicians, and other law enforcement personnel who work with crime scenes and crime laboratories. The commitment of the organization is to provide current information to its members, assist with the education of law enforcement personnel at all levels of academic achievement and experience, and to aggressively improve the state of the art. The RMDIAI is a chartered division of the IAI parent body.
Active membership requires that individuals be engaged in the science of identification or one of the other forensic sciences, or be the head of a police department, chief of detectives, or sheriff; provided however that the foregoing persons are bona-fied employees of and receive salaries from national state, county or municipal governments, or some sub-division thereof. This would include, but not be limited to crime scene investigators, lab technicians, detectives, etc.
Associate membership is available to all reputable persons wholly or partially engaged in any of the various phases of the science of identification, and who are not qualified for active membership.
Members of the RMDIAI are entitled to receive the quarterly newsletter "The Silent Witness", receive discounts for RMDIAI sponsored training, receive training reimbursement through the Jimmy C. Ramsey Training Reimbursement fund, and have the opportunity to network with other forensic professionals.
The RMDIAI Annual Fall Conference and General Business Meeting are generally held in September. The location for the conference is subject to change each year, however it may be held consecutively in one location, for example, several conferences have been held in Estes Park, Colorado.
Contact the current RMDIAI Board Chair and express your intent to serve on the Board. Elections are held each year at the Annual Fall Training Conference General Business Meeting. You will need to be nominated by another RMDIAI member at the meeting. Term of office is for 1 year, which runs from January 1 to December 31. Newly elected board members are expected to attend the bi-monthly board meeting held in November each year. The board meets bi-monthly beginning in January each year and generally meet on the second Wednesday, or at a time mutually agreeable to currently serving board members.