A Passion For ALL Things Evidence...

The IAPE board consists of current and former law enforcement officials with extensive background in property and evidence. Their diverse skills and experience help the IAPE to continue to offer world leading training, resources and materials catering evidence for law enforcement and commercial institutions. The board helps to guide who and what the IAPE stands for and to help keep it current to meet trends and needs regarding ALL things evidence for today and in the future.

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Joe Moralli

Joe Moralli

President (2022) - Support Operations Manager, City of Chico Police Department

Joe Moralli is presently employed by the City of Chico as the Support Operations Manager. In this capacity he is required to secure and maintain evidence as well as oversight of the Crime Scene Investigation Unit.

Joe has previously held the position of President of the C.A.P.E. State Executive Board. Additionally, he has held the position of Conference Director twice




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Ellen B. Spain

1st Vice President | Past President (2021) - Forensic Evidence Manager, Virgina Department of Forensic Science

Ellen Spain is the Forensic Evidence Manager for the Virginia Department of Forensic Science, where she manages the statewide evidence-receiving program. She is a graduate of the Virginia Forensic Science Academy and is the cofounder and vice president of the Virginia Association of Property and Evidence Professionals.




Kerstin Hammarberg

Kerstin Hammarberg

2nd Vice President| Director (2022) | Director, Instructor, CPES

Supervisor Kerstin Hammarberg is a 14-year civilian law enforcement employee For the last 10 years, she has supervised the Property and Evidence Unit of the Minneapolis Police Department, including a staff of 15 civilian employees and three locations. She attended her first IAPE training in 1997 and became a Certified Evidence Technician in 2003. She has attended and hosted multiple IAPE training events and submitted articles for publication for the “Evidence Log” and “Evidence Technology Magazine.”...




Lindsey Smith

Lindsey Guice Smith

Secretary (2021) - Executive Director of the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission

Lindsey Guice Smith was recently appointed to the IAPE board. She has been a member of IAPE since 2010 and an IAPE Certified Property and Evidence Specialist since 2011.

Lindsey is the Executive Director of the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission, the first and only state agency in the United States charged with the neutral investigation of post-conviction claims of factual innocence. In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Commission, Lindsey also serves as the Commission’s certified evidence custodian, manages the Commission’s federal grant to support post-conviction DNA testing, and conducts investigations for the Commission.



Rick Meadows

Richard Meadows

IAPE Director

Richard Meadows joined the Ohio Peace Officer’s Training Academy (OPOTA) – Advanced Training staff in May 2012 as a Law Enforcement Training Officer. Richard was responsible for a majority of the evidence related classes at OPOTA. The topics he was responsible for include crime scene processing, latent fingerprint development and identification, crime scene photography, evidence room management, core criminal investigation and death investigation. In this capacity, he wrote curriculum for his subject areas based on national and accepted standards, negotiated contracts with guest instructors as needed, and taught a majority of the classes in his assigned areas. In September 2017 Richard accepted a position as Deputy Director of OPOTA Richfield where he oversaw the OPOTA Richfield campus. While serving as Deputy Director, Richard supervised the staff at OPOTA Richfield and still taught classes on Evidence Room Management and crime scene processing. He was also the program manager for the Master Evidence Technician Program and Master Criminal Investigator programs. Richard’s time with OPOTA came to end in May 2020 when the Ohio Attorney General’s Office closed OPOTA Richfield campus and restructured the academy eliminating the jobs of the Advanced Training staff.




Tori Hughes

Tori Hughes

Treasurer (2020)

Tori Hughes has been in law enforcement for 20 years and is presently employed by the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office in California as a Lieutenant and Director of the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office Regional Training Center. In this capacity, she is in charge of the POST Basic Academy, CORE Academy, and Advanced Officer Training.

Tori is currently the Vice President of The Stanislaus County Police Activities Board of Directors, Chair of the California Peace Officers Association Region XII Board, Steering Committee Member for Leadership Academy Modesto, and Modesto Rotary Member.

During her law enforcement career, Tori worked in Uniform Patrol, Detectives, and Community Deputy. Property and Evidence, Crime Scene Unit, and Community Services Officer Sergeant and Manager. Patrol Sergeant, Lieutenant, Watch Commander, Investigations Commander, Chief of Police for the City of Patterson, and currently the Director at the Stanislaus Regional Training Center.



Robert Martin

Robert L. Martin

Director (2020) - Evidence Manager for the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office

Robert (Bob) Martin has been in law enforcement in varied roles for over 35 years. He currently serves as the Evidence Manager for the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office in Daytona Beach Florida, and had previously served as the Evidence Manager for the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office in Sanford, Florida. Bob has been credentialed by two organizations as a Certified Property and Evidence Specialist (CPES); the IAPE, and the Property and Evidence Association of Florida (PEAF). He also serves on the Executive Steering Committee, of the NIST/NIJ Evidence Management Project; a project that is tasked with identifying best practices in evidence management, and producing written recommendations for law enforcement, and other entities who handle evidence.




Jeffery Scott

Jeffrey K. Scott

Police Training Officer – Westfield OFIC Police Department

Jeffrey Scott has served over 31 years in public safety, including 24 years in law enforcement in a wide variety of roles (patrol officer to various leadership positions). Presently, Jeff is very active in his retirement serving as a Training Officer for the Westfield OFIC Police Department and performing consulting and training services in Evidence Room Management and he also continues his love in Paramedicine and now serves in his 31st year. Jeff works part-time as a helicopter Flight Paramedic with a large aeromedical service team in Ohio. While Jeff has worn many hats in his law enforcement career, most notably is his quest for process improvement, strategic planning and organizational leadership. When Jeff was hired in as the Chief of Police for Notre Dame College Police Department, Jeff was instrumental in reorganizing his agency and bringing the entire organization in to best practice standards, including full automation and organization of the property and evidence room.



William Kiley

William P. Kiley

Ex-Officio Member (2020) - President Emeritus & Interim Director (Past President, Instructor)

Law Enforcement Experience: 

For three decades Bill Kiley served in the Suffolk County (New York) Police Department as a Police Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Detective Captain, Deputy Inspector and Deputy Chief. His service included assignments in the Patrol Division, the Detective Division and the Support Services Division as well as serving as his department’s Public Information Officer and an Assistant to the Commissioner of Police. He served as a Regional Expert for the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy – Counter Drug Technology Assessment Center (CTAC), where he represented law enforcement agencies of seven states...



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Joseph T. Latta

Exec. Dir., Lead Instructor, CPES

Joseph T. Latta is a retired police Lieutenant who served with the City of Burbank Police Department, California for thirty years. Joseph has an Associates Degree in Business Management, a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. He is a graduate of the California Command College were he conducted a two year research project related to “Management of Property and Evidence Operations.” In 1986, Joseph Latta graduated from the prestigious F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico, Virginia...





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Past Board Members



Robert Giles

In Memory - Robert E. Giles

President Emeritus

Lieutenant Robert Giles retired from the Burbank Police Department in 2004 after 32 years of service. Lt. Giles’ varied experience includes assignments as a Bureau Commander in both the investigations and uniform divisions. He obtained specialized experience supervising the Vice/Narcotics Detail, Special Enforcement Detail, Property Crimes Bureau, Communications, and Police Reserve personnel. Lt. Giles developed significant expertise in drug asset forfeiture, Emergency Operations Center activities and was the Administrative Manager of the Burbank Police Department's Special Response Team.



Steve Campbell

Steve Campbell

Board Member Emeritus and Instructor

Steve Campbell served 27 years in law enforcement, retiring as Chief of Police in Port Hueneme, California in 2000. Prior to his appointment as Chief, Steve served with the Glendale, California Police Department for 23 years. At age 19 he started as a Police Cadet, assigned to the Property Room....



Suzanne Cox

Suzanne Embree

Treasurer Emeritus(2017)

Suzanne Embree has been an integral member of IAPE Board of Directors since 1993. Her primary function has been to handle the finances of the International Association for Property and Evidence, Inc. Mrs. Embree was originally recruited by IAPE as its first financial officer because of her reputation offering highly skilled bookkeeping and tax preparation services, and expertise with the unique aspects required for non-profit organizations...



Gordon Bowers

Gordon A. Bowers

President Emeritus (Past President, Instructor)

Police Chief Gordon A. Bowers (ret.) recently returned to California after “failing retirement” for the third time! His 38 years in law enforcement began as a volunteer Reserve Police Officer, and he progressed through the ranks to Burbank’s Captain of Investigations. For 15 years his responsibilities included departmental Master Planning regardless of his assignment. Bowers also taught personal development and other professional topics for the City of Burbank, Criminal Law for Glendale Community College, and “Law Enforcement Futures” for the Advanced POST class at California State University-Northridge. He received commendations from the California Peace Officers Association for co-authoring California model policies on “Conduct Review” and “Use of Force.” In addition to Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, Chief Bowers is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, California POST Command College, and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar.

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Robin Lynn Trench


Our founder and Past-President Robin Trench committed her career to professional property management, and to providing a forum for training sworn and civilian managers, supervisors, and property officers in the fundamentals of property room management.

Robin’s commitment, dedication and knowledge will be greatly missed. Prior to her untimely death, Robin spent a great deal of time preparing and editing the Evidence Log, in addition to preparing the various workbooks, manuals and handouts needed for the training seminars.



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