President's Letter

Hello to my Law Enforcement family across the State of Wisconsin,

Let me start off by saying I am honored and proud to be representing the Wisconsin Association of Homicide Investigators as their president for the 2015-2016 year. I hope to serve this organization with the honor and dignity as is the tradition of all former presidents. 

I can truly say that this organization is made up of the best homicide investigation professionals in the state. I continue to learn from them every day. I believe this is a network of people that are truly dedicated to bringing justice and some comfort to the families and friends of the victims of way too many senseless homicides that occur yearly in this state. 

I believe that, as I am following Kurt Meyer of the Racine Police Department as president, I have been left with an organization that is improving all the time. Thank you Kurt, for turning over the helm of a very steady ship. It will make my job easier and I hope that I can live up to the standard you and others have set!

 The Annual Training Conference this past April was well attended and I believe that it was one of the best conferences to date. I take this opportunity to publicly thank the Board of Directors and Committee Members who worked together to make this an outstanding training experience. I hope that the membership continues to support this organization by attending the yearly conference as well as recruiting other members of your departments to join us next April for the 2016 conference. Also, don’t forget the one-day trainings that are held in various locations around the state. These are great ways to get free, quality training!

Please continue to check out our website and our Facebook page to keep up to date on the activities of the organization, the upcoming trainings and the articles of interest to all of us in the field of homicide investigations. We also have the membership list and conference attendees information on the website so if you ever need to reach out across the state for assistance in your investigations, you have people you can contact. 

We are always looking for new blood in this organization (no pun intended!). If you feel that becoming a member of the Board of Directors would be something you would be interested in, please let us know.  

Being in law enforcement for over 27 years, I can truly say that we are facing the most tumultuous environment across this country for officers that I have ever experienced. You are all to be honored for continuing to do your work with the pride, honor and expertise that you do. Please stay safe out there and continue to do the outstanding jobs you all do!

Ann Golombowski
2015 – 2016 WAHI President


W.A.H.I. Wants You for a Board of Director Position


The WAHI Board of Directors is seeking interested members to join the Board of Directors. We ask any member in good standing that wishes to become more involved in your organization to seek election to the Board of Directors (BOD). Elections are held at the annual meeting.  The annual meeting is at the start of business on the Wednesday of the annual conference.  If interested or if you wish to nominate a member contact BOD Chris Moews.  

BOD history:  Beginning in 1996, the Board of Directors shall consist of fifteen (15) members. They shall be elected for a period of three (3) years and shall hold office and execute their duties until their duly-elected successor has been named. The Board of Directors shall be divided into such groups so that one-third (1/3) of the Board shall be elected at each of the annual conferences. Candidates for election to the Board of Directors shall be chosen by the Nominating Committee, (to be appointed by the President). In addition, any member of the Corporation may nominate a candidate for the Board of Directors by submitting the name of such nominee pursuant to the guidelines established by the Nominating Committee, such guidelines being approved by the Board of Directors. Any person so nominated shall remain in nomination unless such nomination is declined before nominations are closed. Nominations from the floor shall not be accepted We look forward to seeing you at this years conference.