Message from AHIA President:
Paul Dalton - Phoenix Police Homicide Unit

Welcome to the Arizona Homicide Investigator's Association website. I invite you to visit the various sections of this site to familiar yourselves with the association, its board members, upcoming training and how to become a member.

We had a great year in 2013 giving our members the best possible up-to-date training. This year we will continue our goal of giving our members four free quarterly trainings and a Basic Homicide Course for a nominal fee. At our annual Board of Directors meeting in January, the board listened to the membership on the types of training that you wanted, and this year we are planning:

• Honor Killings - Glendale Regional Training Academy
February 18th, 2014

• *Basic Homicide Investigations - MCSO Training Academy
March 10th thru 14th, 2014


• Arson Homicide Investigations - Chandler
May 29, 2014

• Prescott's Democker Homicide Case Study - Prescott
August, 2014

• *AHIA Annual Conference - Las Vegas, NV
October 6th - October 9th, 2014


• IP Warrants and the 4th Amendment - Tucson
November, 2014

Classes subject to change without notice; please refer to the training section on the website for the actual training dates as they are posted.
* Denotes a paid class


This year we brought back our Basic Homicide Investigation class. It will be held in Phoenix at the, Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Training Academy between April 14th through the 18th. Some of the highlights of this course will be Gunshot Wounds, Forensic Artistry, Postmortem Changes, Forensic Odontology and Entomology, just to name a few. This will be a paid five (5) day class for $250. Please review the "Training" section of our website to sign up.

As always, we will be holding our annual AHIA Conference, which is scheduled for October 6th through October 9th, 2014, at the Orleans Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Vice-President Bill Hanson will continue to put on this amazing conference getting the best professional subject matter in place. As usual, we hope to have some free tuition to our members that cannot afford to attend. We will keep you advised as we get closer to the event.

This year is an election year for the organization. I have decided not to run for President again and I will leave you in good hands with Bill Hanson from Tucson as your President starting in January, 2015. It has been a pleasure serving this organization as an executive member since 2002 and a member since 1995. I will remain a member as your Past President.

Board member, Mike Carroll will not be running for re-election. I want to personally thank him for his service on the Board of Directors. With that in mind, we will have two (2) openings for a Board of Director's position starting in January, 2015. If you are interested please let Secretary Dave Romero know so you can be put on the election ballet this year. His email can be found on the "Board Members" page.

If you have any questions or training needs, please contact me personally. Please consider joining the association and furthering our efforts in homicide, death, and violent crime investigations.

Again, a sincere 'Thank You' to all of you!

Paul Dalton
AHIA President

Current Events

Arson Homicide
FREE AHIA Training
May 29, 2014
Chandler City Council Chamber
Chandler, AZ
More Information Here

2014 AHIA Annual
Recognition Award
We are now seeking nominations for this year's award.
More Information Here

Photo Gallery
We have added a Photo Gallery to the AHIA Website, which we will use to post photographs of various training events and guest speakers.
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