Letter from the MOIA President Larry Fish

Our 2022 MOIA Conference is quickly approaching and will find us all gathering at a new location in Springfield and a new added track of training.

The executive committee has once again put together another great conference and we added a new Protect Our Children track that will engage all those that have a role in the Multi-Disciplinary Team approach to child abuse and human trafficking investigations. This brings together all those that we work with daily to solve cases and offer services to, enabling all of us to network and bring a better service to those we serve every day.

This will be our first year of this new track and we hope that will continue to grow over the years and offer some of the best training in the mid-west.

You will see some changes to our website and the ability to pre-order merchandise through the website as well. All of this will be constantly updated for our members.

As always, if you have any questions or suggestions, please reach out to any of the committee members or myself.

Sheriff Larry Fish
President Missouri Investigators Association

MOIA 2022 Annual Training Conference


Dates: Monday May 23rd – Thursday May 26th 2022

Conference Fee: $150 (Includes membership if applicable and conference meals)
This year, MOIA has partnered with leaders of Multidisciplinary Teams (MDTs) and Child Advocacy Centers (CAC) in Missouri to add a track of topics relevant to the investigation of child abuse. Child abuse is a critical issue impacting the safety of our communities. On average, 24 children per day seek services from a Missouri CAC. That’s one child, every hour! All cases referred to the child advocacy centers are investigated with a multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach that may include forensic interviewers, law enforcement, Children’s Division workers, prosecutors, juvenile officers,
mental health providers, medical providers and others. Nearly all Investigators will have contact with kids at some point, so you do not need to be a current MDT team member to attend sessions in this track.

Who should attend? State Investigators, Law Enforcement Officers, Private Investigators, Security and Loss Prevention Managers, Forensic Interviewers, Victim Advocates, Prosecutors SAFE-CARE providers, mental health providers, Children’s Division staff, Juvenile Office staff, other Multidisciplinary Team members, and administrative personnel assigned to those investigative/regulatory agencies.

Conference Information: The MOIA conference registration fee ($150) includes annual dues, continental breakfast, two lunches and one dinner. Each class offered will provide the attendee POST OR Continuing Education Credit. PI Continuing Education Credit has been submitted for approval to the Division of Professional Registration. To receive credit, the attendee must attend 100% of the class. All questions regarding the training curriculum should be addressed to Denetta Amor at damor@higginsville.org or Larry Fish at lfish@clintoncosheriff.org

Dress: Conference attire is casual. Remember to include appropriate clothing for after-hour Springfield activities (pool, golf, etc). If you are required to carry a weapon, please conceal it if possible.

Hotel Information: Oasis Hotel & Convention Center. Directions: Located off I-44 on Glenstone Ave in Springfield, Missouri. The hotel address is 2546 North Glenstone Ave., Springfield, Missouri 65803.

Call 417-866-5253 for reservations and ask for the MOIA rate. The room rate is $90.00 per night. https://springfieldoasis.com/

MOIA Website: https://www.moinvestigators.org/

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