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  Texas Division of the International Association for Identification

Welcome to the Texas Division of the IAI

The Texas Division of the International Association for Identification was chartered in 1935 as a professional organization for crime scene analysts, latent print examiners, evidence technicians, forensic scientists, and law enforcement personnel. Our membership is comprised of practitioners from independent school districts, academia, medical examiner's offices, private industries, and local, county, state and federal agencies. While the TDIAI is 501(c)(6) non-profit professional organization created to represent the interests and needs of forensic professionals throughout the great State of Texas in 2021 the TDIAI Foundation was formed as a 501(c)(3) public charity to make forensic education, training, and research more accessible and affordable to all in Texas.

TDIAI President

Travis Kirkley

President's Message (Pending)

Become a Certified Footwear Examiner

Are you a practicing footwear examiner looking to elevate your credentials to the next level? The International Association for Identification (IAI) offers certification specifically to meet the needs of the footwear discipline.

The footwear certification program is designed for those individuals actively engaged in comparing footwear impression evidence. To qualify for test participation, individuals must meet specific criteria. Years of experience as a footwear examiner, combined with formal education and documented training, will be the primary focus when determining an individual’s eligibility for participating in the examination process.

The certification process involves completing our application, fee submission, and the successful completion of both written and practical examinations. More information regarding cost, requirements, and application can be found on the IAI website, footwear certification page (

Click here for more information.

Inquiries can be made to the IAI Footwear Certification Board Secretary at:

TDIAI Mid-Winter Board Meeting

January 13, 2024 

Omni Corpus Christi Hotel

Reservation Information: Click Here

Latent Print Examiner Black Box Study 2022

Request for participation – STUDY NOW OPEN - Click here for additional information.

TEEX is the TCOLE training provider for the TDIAI Conferences




Lone Star Forensic Journal

The Lone Star Forensic Journal is accessible through the Members sections of the website.

Summer/Fall 2023 issue available to members here.

Upcoming events


It is TDIAI’s mission to make forensic identification, crime scene identification, scientific examination and preservation of physical analysis professionals smarter, better prepared and more connected through all stages of their careers. 

If you are ready to invest in yourself and your career join TDIAI today!

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Board Members


Celestina Rossi

Board Chairperson

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

Conroe, Texas

Ashley Canon

Plano Police Department

Plano, Texas

Kelly Deal

Houston Forensic Science Center

Houston, Texas

Ashley Durham 

Texas Department of Public Safety

Lubbock, Texas

Gina Riley

Birdville Independent School District

North Richland Hills, Texas

Neil Carnes

Plano Police Department

Plano, Texas

Chiquta Bazalda

Texas Department of Public Safety

Austin, Texas

Mark Wright

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

Conroe, Texas

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