Editorial: Nine Years and Counting
Written by Kristi Mayo   

The May-June 2012 issue officially signals our ninth anniversary, and sends us into our tenth year of publishing the magazine that is “dedicated exclusively to the technology of evidence collection, processing, and preservation.”

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Back in 2003, Publisher Gary Gulick wrote in the first editorial, “It’s about time somebody did this!” We recognized the need for a law enforcement publication focused solely on evidence collection and forensic science. The leap of faith that followed—a tiny family business working to start up an independent publication—set us on a journey down a hilly path, filled with lots of twists and turns and fascinating things to see along the way.

Apparently it really was about time somebody did this, because by all accounts, this magazine has been well received by the law enforcement and forensic science communities. It has gone from being a newbie in the field to being recognized and respected. We have grown from working to build the initial subscription base to maintaining steady growth in readership, with more than 20,000 subscribers in the United States and around the world. In nine years, we have published 55 issues, including the one you’re reading now, totaling 310 feature articles.

Changes in the way people do business and get their information has prompted us to enhance the way we deliver content to our readers, as well. In the last few years, we have extensively broadened our online offerings, building four eNewsletters and publishing exclusive content online—including material in our interactive, fully portable, shareable, archivable, and searchable Digital Edition.

As we move toward the countdown to our tenth anniversary in May 2013, we plan to continue to push our little magazine to be everything it can be for the law enforcement and forensic science communities. We will look back at how technology, procedures, and the forensic science environment has changed in the past ten years. And we will continue to grow and find ways to get you the information you need to do your job right.

Over the years, this startup idea has taken on a life of its own, and the heart of this magazine is strong.

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