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The Iowa Death Investigators Association (IDIA) is a professional organization dedicated to providing high quality training in the fields associated with death investigations and promoting relationships between the persons working in various disciplines who conduct these investigations.

The association provides training in the fields of homicide investigation, death investigation, evidence collection, prosecution, victim services, as well as other closely related fields. The association encourages the ongoing development of progressive training for death investigators and members of related disciplines to ensure the continuing improvement of effectiveness in the field.

The IDIA advocates effective relationships between investigators and members of related disciplines for the purpose of improving the team approach to cases to assure that offenders procure the maximum measure of the law and victims receive the highest level of service and sensitivity.

The IDIA is governed by a nine member board of directors who are elected every two years by the active members. Membership is limited to sworn law enforcement personnel, civilian employees of law enforcement agencies whose duties relate to death investigations, retired law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, medical examiners, and medical examiner investigators.

Contact Information:

Kevin Winker, Assistant Director
Division of Narcotics Enforcement
Iowa Department of Public Safety
260 N.W. 48th Place
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
Phone: (515) 725-6291
Email: winker@dps.state.ia.us

Chris Garthright-Chwirka, Deputy Sheriff
Woodbury County Sheriff's Office
407 7th Street
Sioux City, IA 51102-3715
Phone: (712) 279-6510
Email: cgarthrigh@sioux-city.org

Scott Elam, Sergeant
Marion Police Department
P.O. Box 171
Marion, Iowa 52303
Phone: 319-377-1511
Email: 147@marionpolice.com