2017 29th Annual NHIA Conference

The annual National Homicide Investigators Association conference was created to expose all investigators, detectives, crime scene investigators, medical examiner investigators to a wide variety of interesting and unusual cases. There will be in-depth reviews of high profile cases with the hopes of assisting agencies in overcoming the challenges cases of this magnitude present during the entire judicial process. The 2017 N.H.I.A. Annual Homicide Conference will be November 13-17, 2017 at the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary, 1501-International Parkway, Lake Mary, FL 32746 Phone: 407-995-1100.

Paired Discounts

We are pleased to announce for this year’s conference, every second student registration is only $200 dollars. That is every pair of student registration pays a total of $460 dollars. The normal registration fee for each pair of student is $520 per pair.


Retiree Discounts

Due to the demand of retired law enforcement investigators we are now offering a special conference price of $100 dollars each student, for retired Law Enforcement Investigators.

Challenge Coin Giveaway


This year the NHIA is asking students to bring in their Agency / Unit Challenge Coin for our collection case. In return, the student will receive a raffle ticket where at the end of the conference, we will be raffling off all of the challenge coins collected in a nice display case.


LE Patch Exchange

As with many Law Enforcement Conferences, we encourage students to bring in their Agency Patches for exchange with other student patch collectors. The NHIA annual homicide conference is a great way to collect agency logo patches while you received valuable training in the field of Homicide Investigations.


Conference Topics

The National Homicide Investigators Association has listed the conference topics for this year. Through out the years, we have proved topics covering all aspects of homicide investigations including In the Line of Duty Deaths, Legal Updates, DNA Evidence, Criminal Profiling, Cold Cases, Interrogations, Blood Spatter, Anthropology, and much more.

You can also use the conference to solve a case. Attendees are invited to participate in the class presentations, by contacting the N.H.I.A. prior to the conference, in order to present a case. Open, “cold” or unidentified cases can be presented to the class allowing other experienced forensic/homicide investigators to use their skills to assist in solving a crime. A particular crime pattern, modus operandi or offender may be related to investigations in another part of the county, state or country and the sharing of your knowledge can help to solve a crime in your or another jurisdiction. You can also select to present your case during student registration.

  • Radical Islam & U.S. Crimes, by Counterterrorism Intelligence Analyst Ghada Wahdan, Colorado Analysis Center

  • Strategic Courtroom Testimony, by Assistant State Attorney Scott Rosenwasser, Florida 6th Judicial Circuit Pinellas / Pasco
  • Officer Involved Shooting Investigations & Mindset
  • Phsychopathy, by Agent Retired Mary Ellen O’Toole, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Gang Related Homicides, by Detective Lewis, Miami-Dade Police Department
  • Jeffery Dahmer Serial Killer Presentation, by Lieutenant Retired Steve Spingola, Milwaukee Police Department

  • Use of Undercover Ops During Homicide Investigations, by Stu Cole & John Medlicott, Calgary Police Department


We have included some of our previous high profile cases which have been presented in the recent years, so you can get an idea of the training / case quality you should expect. Below is only a sample from the last three years.

  • Aurora Colorado Theater Shooting
  • Ferguson, Missouri Officer Involved Shooting
  • Aaron Hernandez Homicides
  • “The Iceman” Richard Kuklinski
  • George Zimmerman / Trayvon Martin Case (State Attorney and Defense Attorney)
  • Sandy Hook Connecticut School Shooting
  • D.C. Sniper Shooting
  • “The Grim Sleeper” Lonnie Franklin Jr.

November 13 – 17 2017

08:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Orlando Marriott Lake Mary

1501 International Parkway, Lake Mary, FL 32746

A special discounted room rate of $105 Per Night has been secured for this event is currently available for booking at this time.