Last week, the North Carolina chapter of the International Association for Identification (NCIAI) had their 2016 annual conference at NC State University in Raleigh, NC. This was Aftermath’s first year at the event, but it wasn’t a first for North Carolina Supervisor, Megan Squires. Squires, a former Crime Scene Technician with the High Point Police Department, was joined by Tina Bao, Aftermath’s Senior Vice President of Marketing, Sales, and Strategy.
Who Are We?
Squires described the conference as: “An open-minded place to learn more about forensics, and the different companies and services for law enforcement to use to better serve their communities.” She related that the attendees were very interested in Aftermath Services, and wanted to learn more about what happens at a crime scene once their job was done. A lot of the attendees had already heard of Aftermath, but those who had not were curious about the services the company offers, and how the company works with home insurance and other types of coverage.
Squires explained that Aftermath technicians act as “Second Responders,” aiding families after the first responders leave.
Giveaways and Career Talk
During the event, Squires and Bao also met with several members of the NCIAI board and people who work in various fields of forensic science. The company gave away a 511 tactical bag, complete with a PPE kit and an Alternate Light Source (ALS) courtesy of one of the other vendors, to Sergeant Randy Horton of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office. In addition, Doreen Huntington of Guilford County Sheriff’s Department was the proud winner of a Kindle Fire. The Aftermath team also passed out marketing materials to the attendees, including hand sanitizers, notepads, carabiners, pens, air fresheners, and literature on biohazard cleanup.
Megan knew some of the attendees from her previous work with the High Point Police Department; those who knew her had lots of questions about her career change. Megan explained that she loves working for Aftermath and that the biggest difference between working with law enforcement and working in crime scene cleanup is the gratitude. Megan pointed out that working for law enforcement is often a thankless job and that now she is not only thanked by the families she is helping, but also by members of law enforcement as well as the company she works for. To learn more about Megan’s career, check out this article.
Kudos and Thanks
Once again Aftermath was pleased to support the hard working members of law enforcement. From conferences to contests and giveaways, we are always looking for new ways to help you do what you do best. To learn more about the services we offer, or to receive information and marketing materials for your department, visit our Law Enforcement Page or fill out the form on the materials request page.
Megan and Tina would like to extend a special thanks to Jim, Phil, and Bobby with Tri-Tech Forensics, our wonderful booth neighbors at this conference. We are looking forward to even more networking opportunities this summer, so be sure to stick around for more news and excitement from the road!