Last week, Aftermath visited Minnesota to attend an annual conference hosted by the Minnesota State Association of Narcotics Investigators (MSANI). The three-day event featured speakers and educational workshops for law enforcement involved in drug investigations. It was held at the Grand View Lodge in Nisswa, MN. Tony Cusinato, Aftermath’s Senior Manager of Law Enforcement Relations, represented the company.
What is the Minnesota State Association of Narcotics Investigators?
According to the website, MSANI “includes active and retired, licensed, Federal, State and local law enforcement officers and prosecutors whose responsibilities for their respective agencies include drug investigations.” The organization promotes networking between officers and agencies involved in drug investigations within the State of Minnesota. Officers share intelligence information, quality training, and innovations to improve the quality of narcotics investigations in the State of Minnesota.
The MSANI conference was characterized by high energy and engagement, as well as plenty of interaction between the attendees and vendors. It was Aftermath’s first year attending the show; it was both a positive and beneficial experience. “We were very well received,” Tony stated. “Many of the officers came over and thanked us for coming out and supporting the organization.”
On the Lakefront and in the Vendor Hall
On the first night, MSANI hosted a BBQ on the lakefront, encouraging the attendees and vendors to casually network. There were also plenty of opportunities for vendors and attendees to learn from one another in a more formal setting. At the Aftermath booth, Tony spoke with numerous officers on the topic of crime scene cleaning. Most had heard of the biohazard cleanup industry and a few had even referred Aftermath to families in their communities. On cases where the officers remembered the details, Tony was able to discuss how Aftermath approached the cleanup.
In addition to giveaways like water bottles and air fresheners, Aftermath also hosted a drawing for 2 tactical bags with PPE kits from 5.11 Tactical. The lucky winners included detectives from Edina and Wilma Township Police Departments. Congratulations, officers!
Coming Soon to a Conference Near You
Thanks again to the attendees of the Minnesota State Association of Narcotics Investigators Conference! This week we’ll be visiting events in New Hampshire and Indiana. For up-to-date information on where we’ll be next, be sure to follow us on Twitter or like our page on Facebook.
If you are looking for professional biohazard cleanup, Aftermath can help. Our offices are located throughout the US close to most major metropolitan areas. Furthermore, our technicians are just a phone call away – day or night, 24/7, every day of the year.