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Click here for additional information and to register for the 42nd Annual ASCLD Symposium in Washington, DC April 26-30, 2015. All registration must be done online.

2015 New Member Candidates

Click here to view a list of new member candidates for 2015.

2015 ASCLD Board of Directors Candidates

Christian G. Westring 

Debbie Leben

Kris Deters

Matthew Gamette

Discussion – Future Board of Directors  

The membership committee has completed a review of membership categories.  In that review and Board discussion, it was determined that membership categories should remain unchanged.  The Board did decide that as the minimum number of candidates for the Board has been reduced, that a proposal for minimum requirements for Board candidates be discussed with the ASCLD Membership.  The Chair of the Membership Committee Ray Wickenheiser volunteered to solicit member opinion on a minimum Board candidate proposal.  The proposal for minimum requirements in order to run for the ASCLD Board up for discussion is as follows:

– 3 years ASCLD regular membership and

– 2 ASCLD meetings attended as a regular member and

– 1 committee or event participation as a volunteer

This information is being provided to membership in advance of the annual meeting to obtain their opinions and input.  The proposal will be provided through the Crime Lab Minute, the ASCLD website and a presentation at the ASCLD Annual Meeting (for discussion only).  Pending the input from the membership, if generally favorable a vote will follow at a later date.

Please provide any and all feedback to Ray Wickenheiser at [email protected] or drop by the ASCLD Board Booth at the Annual Meeting.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Welcome to the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) website.

The forensic sciences have gained tremendous popularity in the last several years. Television shows such as CSI, The New Detectives, Cold Case Files, Forensic Files, and other top-rated programs have thrust the forensic sciences into the public consciousness.

The professionals who are rarely depicted in these television shows are the crime laboratory directors and forensic science managers who are ultimately responsible for the integrity of the analytical process, the assurance of quality, and the direction of staff members toward the long-term goals and objectives of the laboratory. These individuals make forensic science possible. They are the unsung heroes of the criminal justice system. This is their home.

The website has information of value for a variety of interested persons. These include crime lab directors, forensic scientists, crime scene technicians, job seekers, educators, public officials, media representatives, vendors seeking to market to the forensic sciences, international guests, and the general public.

ASCLD is a volunteer not-for-profit organization, meaning that all of its board of directors, officers, committee members, and representatives are volunteers who likely have a full-time management position in a crime laboratory. By tapping into the expertise and experience of our members, ASCLD has positioned itself to lead the forensic sciences into the 21st century and beyond.

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