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President's Message - Jan/Feb

Happy New Year and Welcome to 2019! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season!

During December the Executive Board held their annual Mid-Year Meeting in Monterey. The meeting was of unusual length, going almost ten hours. A special thank you to the following General Members in attendance: Steve Brock, Shelley Hudson, Dorian Rodriguez, Berenice Villarino and Jane Xepoleas. You stayed with us throughout the meeting, offering your thoughts and opinions on various matters presented to the Executive Board. Your dedication and involvement in the Association is greatly appreciated. Of the many topics presented, most involved various proposed Constitutional and Bylaw alterations. I strongly encourage all Association Members to review the Meeting Minutes that will be published in the March/April 2019 Digest to review the submitted alterations. In addition, any CSDIAI Member can make comment to any particular proposal, and even submit an amendment to that proposal to be reviewed at the Annual Business Meeting in April.

I do want to make a special note regarding one matter that was voted upon – the Executive Board has found it in the best interest of the Association to begin hosting two separate voting periods. As normal, all members with a valid email address on file with the Secretary-Treasurer will receive an e-ballot around February or March. This e-vote will request Members to cast their votes on who they want to serve on the Executive Board. The results will continue to be revealed during the General Business Meeting during the Seminar. However, all proposed Constitutional and Bylaw changes will no longer be included during this voting session. Instead, these matters will continue to be discussed during the General Business Meeting to form a final proposal, and then within 45 days after the close of the seminar, a second e-ballot will be disseminated to all members with a valid email address on file with the Secretary-Treasurer. This e-vote will request Members to cast their votes in favor, or against, the proposed Constitutional and Bylaw alteration proposals. This procedural change was done in an effort to make the Association more efficient at processing these important proposed changes.

I do have one request of all Members, especially now with renewals still occurring, please verify your email address on file with the Association. Ballots have recently joined the many items no longer being mailed via USPS. Unfortunately, every year we receive at least a hundred returned responses as a result of having an invalid email address on file. Therefore, in order to have a voice in the Association affairs, you must have a valid email address on file. If your email needs to be corrected or updated, please contact the Secretary-Treasurer Patrick Jacobs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible. He is extremely responsive and will have your request completed in an efficient manner.


Cyrena Viellieux-Matsutani

CSDIAI President 2018-2019

Crime Scene Calendar

With the success of last year's Crime Scene Calendar, and the high requested rates received from this year's Survey Monkey, CSDIAI is excited to create a new Crime Scene Calendar! The new calendar will pick up right where last year's left off, beginning with June 2019 and ending in May 2020. However, we cannot complete this highly demanded item without your assistance!
The Association is in need of pictures to be featured in the new calendar. We are looking for anything Forensic and/or Crime Scene related, and even those artistic styled Forensic pictures are welcomed. Please submit your photo(s) via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. along with your member number if you have one.
I look forward to seeing all of the new entries!!

Survey - Merchandise

Please take a moment to complete this merchandise survey.

What kind of items you would like to see at our next Confenece?


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Survey - Topics & Speakers

Please take a moment to complete this topics & speakers survey.

We appreciate your input.


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Membership Renewal

Our membership renewal process has changed. Please take a moment to read through these two articles.

You can find the new Membership article here and the FAQs here.

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Bylaws & Constitution

We are in the process of updating our Bylaws and Constitution, while these articles are updated on our website, please refer to the links below.



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