Membership

Our members are our family.

We are dedicated to bringing quality, professional, educational material to our members as well as to the law enforcement community. Some of of the things a MDIAI member may expect are: educational seminars, annual training conference, newsletter, membership roster, membership certificate, and current member card.  

If you are interested in joining the MDIAI then please fill out the following application.  

If you would like to print out a physical copy of the application then click here.

Click here if you are a currently member, and wish to renew your membership. 

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MDIAI Membership Application

WHEN MAKING APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP THERE ARE CRITERIA TO BE MET IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR EITHER AN ACTIVE OR ASSOCIATE MEMBER. READ THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR EACH STATUS AND THEN WRITE IN THE BLANK THE STATUS FOR WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING.

ACTIVE - Shall consist of persons actively engaged in the science of forensic identification and their bureau department heads. Active Members shall not lose their status because of retirement or change of position, so long as they remain in good standing. Active Members may hold office within the Division.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS - Shall consist of all reputable persons, wholly or partially engaged in any of the various phases of the science of identification, and who are not qualified for Active membership, are hereby eligible to become Associate Members. They shall, in all respects, be subject to the same rules, fees and charges, and entitled to the same rights and privileges as Active Members, except that they shall not be entitled to election to any office or be members of the Board of Directors.

STUDENT MEMBERS - Shall consist of all reputable persons, fully or partially enrolled as a student pursuing a degree with a concentration in forensic science or criminal justice, who are not qualified for active or associate membership, are hereby eligible to become Student members. They shall, in all respects, be subject to the same rules, rights and privileges as Associate Members, including the ability to serve on committees within the organization; with the exception they shall not be able to sit as Chair of any committees nor be entitled to election of any office or to be a member of the Board of Directors.

ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP - $25

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP - $25

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP - $15

All applicants must be recommended by a Mississippi Division IAI member who is in good standing.

If you do not know a current member of the MDIAI and need a recommendation for membership then please send a brief bio to info@mdiai.com.

INITIAL MEMBERSHIP FEE IS $25. THIS COVERS YOUR FIRST YEAR OF MEMBERSHIP. THE MEMBERSHIP YEAR BEGINS APRIL 1 OF EACH YEAR. YEARLY MEMBER DUES ARE $20 PER YEAR THEREAFTER.

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP IS $15 PER YEAR.

ARTICLE II AMENDMENT TO BYLAWS STATES: “DUES PAID TO THE DIVISION BY ANY NEW APPLICANT BETWEEN APRIL 1 AND DECEMBER 31 SHALL BE APPLIED TO THE DUES FOR THE REMAINDER OF THAT FISCAL YEAR ONLY. DUES PAID BY A NEW APPLICANT BETWEEN JANUARY 1 AND APRIL 1 SHALL APPLY TO THE FOLLOWING FISCAL YEAR.

THE MDIAI IS DEDICATED TO BRINGING QUALITY, PROFESSIONAL, EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL TO ITS MEMBERS AS WELL AS TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY. SOME OF THE THINGS A MDIAI MEMBER MAY EXPECT: EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS AND CONFERENCE, QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER, MEMBER ROSTER, MEMBERSHIP CERTIFICATE, AND CURRENT MEMBER CARD.

BY SUBMITTING THIS FORM YOU HEREBY MAKE APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE MISSISSIPPI DIVISION OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR IDENTIFICATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS CONSTITUTION, BYLAWS, AND AMENDMENTS, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND THEREWITH.