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. If you are interested in more information about the Forensic Science Committee, please contact Michael Rizzo, IACP staff liaison, 1-800-THE-IACP Ext. 818.


  • The Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) is currently recruiting applicants for a new subcommittee, the Crime Scene Investigation Subcommittee. To learn more about the application process, please click here.
  • The Forensic Science Committee has sponsored two resolutions that were approved by the IACP at the Annual IACP Conference. For more details and a full listing of all the new IACP resolutions, please click here.
  • National Forensic Science Week 2015


Committee Meetings

“Two IACP Committees met for the first 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 Miami Beach, FL on June 10-12, 2015. According to Forensic Science Committee Chair, Stephanie Stoiloff, “This was one of the most informative and productive midyear meetings largely due to the examination of topics from multiple perspectives.” Other topics discussed were Data, Privacy and Public Safety, Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs, Houston’s recent success in clearing hundreds of sexual assault evidence collection kits, and the investigation of gun violence. For more information about the meeting, please see the meeting agenda.




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.

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