S.C.A.F.O.'s - 40th President

40th President - JAY K. BROWN, 1977

February 4, 1977 - Adolphs - Executive Board did away with the cumulative attendance drawing, raised the amount to $15.00 and continued to draw three names.

March 4, 1977 - Fireside - President Jay Brown announced that the International Association for Identification, California Division would hold a meeting at the Sheraton in Newport Beach on May 1, 1977. Gerald Snyder made a motion to have a joint SCAFO, California Division - International Association for Identification meeting, second by Jake Jordan, motion carried.

July 8, 1977 - President Brown indicated that SCAFO was undecided as to whether they would back the International Association for Identification on its recommendations for certifying latent print examiners. A committee was formed with Richard Howie to head it up and the committee delegated to come forth with their recommendation.

August 5, 1977 - R. Howie reported that members of the committee were basically in support of the recommendations that the International Association for Identification was putting forth but they definitely had some problems with the educational requirements. R. Howie advised that they would wait to hear from the National Convention before they made their decision.

October 8, 1977 - R. Howie reported that the committee agreed that the educational requirements that the International Association for Identification was recommending were not needed. He also suggested a law be written that required verification on prints before they could go to court. Dick Clason stated that he felt the International Association for Identification would implement their recommendations regardless of what any other organization had to say. “We might just as well send them a letter of congratulations.”

Jay K. Brown was an Investigator for the Riverside County District Attorney's Office during his year as SCAFO's President.