AUS Branch - Forensic and Supporting Services Award
Nominations Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
NOTE: THIS AWARD IS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED. IN 2023, ONLY THE INVESTIGATION OF THE YEAR AWARD IS BEING RUN.
This award acknowledges that IAATI is made up of a diverse range of professionals and most successful investigations involve bringing together co-operation with of these professions and their expertise. The awrds will help shine the spotlight on the range of supporting services that can play a major role in any investigation but often go unrecognised. The award will be open to any individual, public or private organisation involved in the provision of forensic or other types of supporting services. It recognises their outstanding work that has resulted in either:
· the detection of an offence;
· significantly assisted in the investigation or prosecution; or
· the prevention of vehicle related crime.
The award may be given for a particular case or for the sustained contribution to the particular area of study over many years.
This award is sponsored by Berla Corporation.
The recipient of the award will receive up to $1,500 towards the costs of the winner in attending the 2020 Annual Seminar and the presentation dinner.
For more details on the judging criteria, conditions and how to nominate please download the documents on the following page 2019 Australasian Awards and Travel Scholarship - Call for Applications
Note: this document will be updated later in 2019.
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No award was presented in 2019
2018 Forensic & Supporting Services Award
Sponsored by CSI Investigations
Chris Loane of Vendor Management Australia accepting his award from Awards Sponsor Emily Linke of CSI Investigations
Vendor Management Australia were instrumental is a complex Insurance Investigation which involved the coordinated efforts of a Forensic Locksmith; a Mechanical and BMW data specialist; an Accident Reconstructionist with “Infotainment” data retrieval and analysis skills; a Factual Investigator, and a dedicated Police Officer, who later brought the matter to a successful conclusion in the Courts.
Without Chris’s knowledge, organizational skills and coordination this investigation would not have been possible. Vendor Management Australia was able to bring together all the elements and skills held by others that enable the investigation to progress to a point where the Insurer was able to hand all the information to Police. That information in the hands of the relevant Police Authority allowed an arrest to be made, charges were brought forward and the offender was convicted. A court ordered a term of imprisonment for the offender.
Chris Loane (centre) of Vendor Management Australia accepting his award from Awards Sponsor Emily Linke of CSI Investigations and Australasian Branch President, Mark Pollard
2017 Forensic and Supporting Services Award
Sponsored by CSI Investigations Pty Ltd.
David West, Intelligence Manager, NSW Police Property Crime Squad winner of the 2017 Forensic and Supporting Services Award. Seen receiving his trophy from the award sponsor, Emily Linke, CSI Investigations Pty Ltd.
2016 Forensic and Supporting Services Award
Sponsored CSI Investigation Pty Ltd.
Det. Sgt. Callum McNiell, Operation Maloo, New Zealand Police (centre) receiving his 2016 Forensic and Supporting Services Award