Forensic Science Committee

This committee tracks, studies and considers issues involving the use of the forensic sciences. The Committee provides support, advice and policy direction, as well as recommendation of new initiatives (projects), directives, and draft resolutions for use by the Association. The Committee seeks to recognize excellence in forensic service providers in law enforcement agencies. 

For more information, contact the IACP Committees Team.


  • The National Commission on Forensic Sciences provides a live webcast of their meetings. Please visit:

    Committee Meetings

    Two IACP Committees met for the second time recently to tackle issues of common concern including developments in forensic science and wrongful convictions, and trends in drug use and trafficking. The Forensic Science Committee joined with the Police Investigative Operations Committee for their annual midyear meetings in Savannah, GA on June 8-10, 2016. According to Forensic Science Committee Chair, Stephanie Stoiloff, “This was a very informative and productive midyear meeting, largely due to the examination of topics from multiple perspectives.” Other topics discussed were Data, Privacy and Public Safety and the impact of property crimes on our communities’ economies.

    Committee Chairs

    Detective Lieutenant John Grassel, Rhode Island State Police
     Senior Police Bureau Commander Stephanie Stoiloff, Miami-Dade Police Department, FL



    IACP August Vollmer Excellence in Forensic Science Award

    IACP recognizes the significant impact forensic science has on the criminal justice system. The August Vollmer Excellence in Forensic Science Award has been created to honor the proactive, innovative use of forensic technologies by law enforcement.

    For more information about the August Vollmer Excellence in Forensic Science Award please click here.