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2016 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report


2016 Annual Report – International Association of Crime Analysts

Table of Contents Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................ 2 Message from the President ........................................................................................................... 3 Executive Board .............................................................................................................................. 4 IACA Committee Updates ............................................................................................................... 5 Awards & Recognition Committee .............................................................................................. 5 Bylaws Committee ...................................................................................................................... 6 Certification Committee .............................................................................................................. 6 Colleges & Universities Committee............................................................................................. 7 Communications Committee ...................................................................................................... 8 Conference Committee ............................................................................................................... 9 Elections Committee ................................................................................................................... 9 Ethics Committee ...................................................................................................................... 10 Finance Committee ................................................................................................................... 11 International Outreach Committee .......................................................................................... 11 International Symposium Committee ....................................................................................... 12 Mail Assistant ............................................................................................................................ 12 Mentoring.................................................................................................................................. 12 Publications Committee ............................................................................................................ 13 Standards, Methods & Technology Committee ........................................................................ 13 Technology Committee ............................................................................................................. 14 Training Committee................................................................................................................... 19 Financial Report ............................................................................................................................ 22 Membership .................................................................................................................................. 23 Looking Forward ........................................................................................................................... 25

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2016 Annual Report – International Association of Crime Analysts

Message from the President

“We believe this new annual report reflects our desire to ensure all members have access to important information about the management of our association.”

A YEAR OF CHANGE 2016 has been a year of significant change for the IACA. Nothing is more illustrative of that reality than this very document. Your Executive Board decided this year to develop an annual report to provide IACA members with a more comprehensive look at how our organization has focused its resources over the last year. In addition, it is our goal to provide a closer look at our association’s accomplishments, projects, priorities and overall fiscal health. Despite many challenges, your Executive Board has made significant progress on key projects, some of which began before our terms. This year we have seen major enhancements in branding and marketing with a new IACA logo, and significant improvements in our social media presence. Soon, we will see the completion of the new IACA website and publication of the 3rd edition of Exploring Crime Analysis, two major projects that reflect our commitment to providing the very best resources to our members and to the greater crime analysis community. The 2016 Executive Board has worked diligently to uphold our commitment to increasing transparency and member engagement in our association. In prior years, each committee gave brief updates during the business meeting at the annual conference. That approach, however beneficial, reached less than 10% of the membership. We believe this new annual report reflects our desire to ensure all members have access to important information about the management of our association. To that end, we hope you find this inaugural annual report informative, and an affirmation of our commitment to serving our association and you, the dedicated professionals of the IACA.

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Executive Board

Jim Mallard, Vice President of Administration vp-administration@iaca.net

Christopher Bruce, Vice President of Membership vp-membership@iaca.net

Brandi Christon, Secretary secretary@iaca.net

Eric Drifmeyer, Treasurer treasurer@iaca.net

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IACA Committee Updates Awards & Recognition Committee Danelle DiGiosio (Chair), Arapahoe County (CO) Sheriff’s Office Bryana McGrail, Johnson County (KS) Sheriff’s Office Jill Eck Myers, Grand Prairie (TX) Police Department This committee handles all aspects of the annual Awards Ceremony, including planning, managing the awards programs and obtaining the physical awards to be given out. Committee members run the Analytical Products Contest, administer the Conference Scholarship Program and coordinate the process for all the Executive Board-selected awards, in addition to receiving nominations and organizing the voting process for the Membership Award. In 2016, there were 83 total submissions for the Analytical Products Contest, a higher number than in any other year except one since at least 2009. IACA Awards The IACA Membership Award is given to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional service to the crime analysis profession or to the IACA in particular. Candidates do not have to be members of the association. IACA members vote to select the winner. The IACA Board Award is given to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional service to the crime analysis profession or to the IACA in particular, in the judgment of the IACA Board. The IACA President’s Award is given to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional service to the crime analysis profession or to the IACA in particular, in a way that is personal and/or meaningful to the IACA President. The IACA Ambassador Award recognizes a member whose demonstrated efforts have promoted the IACA, resulting in new partnerships and/or a considerable increase in membership. The IACA Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a member with notable achievements in the crime analysis profession with notable prior service to the IACA. The Steve Gottlieb / Alpha Group Center Award for Creativity and Excellence was introduced in 2015. It recognizes an IACA member who has developed and implemented an original, creative and unique idea which successfully curtailed or eliminated a crime problem or who, by some imaginative means, has made a significant, and preferably replicable, contribution to the field September 22, 2016 Page 5 of 25 Copyright © 2016 The International Association of Crime Analysts | http://www.iaca.net


2016 Annual Report – International Association of Crime Analysts of crime/intelligence analysis. In early 2016, as part of a review of all MOUs and agreements that the current Executive Board inherited on January 1, board members determined they would like to restructure this to become an IACA award for the sake of consistency, but also wished to continue the partnership with Steve Gottlieb and the Alpha Group. The Board was unable to come to a consensus on the parameters of the award and because they were concerned that potential applicants might not have sufficient time to compile and submit quality entries, they decided not to offer the award this year. The Board will make it a priority to work out the details of the award program satisfactorily so we can reinstate it in time for next year’s awards. We are very appreciative of Steve's generous commitment to recognizing analysts' work and we hope he will remain involved as a sponsor of the new IACA award.

Bylaws Committee Mike Winslow (Chair), Scottsdale (AZ) Police Department Levi Giraud, Lakewood (CO) Police Department Ashley Heiberger, Bethlehem (PA) Police Department Allyssa Montgomery, Orlando (FL) Police Department Laura Pettee, Westminster (CO) Police Department The Bylaws Revision Committee was commissioned on July 1 with the mission to review the bylaws of the IACA and make recommendations for revisions that address specific challenges faced by the association, that solve identified problems, and that incorporate best practices from other organizations. The Bylaws Committee has been working on several aspects of the association's bylaws and will have more information to share in the 4th quarter of 2016.

Certification Committee Michele Kennedy (Chair), Douglas County (CO) Sheriff’s Office Jonathan Alston, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Trina Cook, Tukwila (WA) Police Department Judy Fernandez, LexisNexis Special Services Carol Fitzgerald, Leominster (MA) Police Department Samantha Gwinn, LexisNexis Steven Hawthorne, Lafayette (IN) Police Department September 22, 2016 Page 6 of 25 Copyright © 2016 The International Association of Crime Analysts | http://www.iaca.net


2016 Annual Report – International Association of Crime Analysts Mark Stallo, Dallas (TX) Police Department This committee is responsible for administering the IACA Certified Law Enforcement Analyst (CLEA) program. As soon as the new IACA book is completed this year, this committee will commence with re-tooling the certification exam as well as a subsequent study guide, and will begin a new wave of credentialing. Members assisted the Publications Committee with reviewing the revised Exploring Crime Analysis chapters to ensure each contains keys concepts for each respective skill set. Once the exam is finalized, the Certification Commission will offer a cross-over period where both the old exam and new exam will be available for a set period of time. More information about the certification process is available online at: http://iaca.net/certification.asp. Certification Program update: • • • • • • •

62 CLEAs, including 6 so far in 2016 4 in 2015 7 in 2014 16 applications have been processed so far in 2016 5 processed in 2015 23 processed in 2014 20 applicants are approved and pending proctor

Colleges & Universities Committee Jason Paynich, Quincy College – Chair Andrew Dasher, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Vania Mauricio, Quincy College – Intern The Colleges & Universities Committee has contacted several academic institutions to develop partnerships that can address certification and curriculum standards related to crime analysis programs. The Committee has reached out to:    

The Institute of Governmental Research The New England Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences The Office of Intelligence and Analysis at the Department of Homeland Security, and Massachusetts Association of Criminal Justice Educators

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2016 Annual Report – International Association of Crime Analysts The committee Chair, Jason Paynich, attended the 2016 ACJS Annual Conference in Denver and participated on several panels where he introduced the IACA and its services to participants. An open discussion ensued with the Community College section of ACJS regarding the role Community Colleges might play in providing continuing education credits to working crime analysts and students interested in the profession. The Committee continues to work on a series of documents that promote partnerships with Colleges and Universities. They include: (1) a list of Crime Analysis academic programs in the U.S. with corresponding course content; (2) a bibliography of texts related to the discipline; (3) a list of Crime Analysis learning objectives most common among the reviewed programs; (4) a partial list of Crime Analysis program objectives most common among the reviewed programs; and (5) a resource pool of college intern policies currently employed at various police departments. The Chair consulted with faculty from Humber College (Toronto) and Wilfrid Laurier University (Ontario) about developing Crime Analysis programs and its subsequent course content. The Committee is fully committed to identifying academic programs, creating a catalog of existing programs and course descriptions and plans to develop a clearinghouse of this material.

Communications Committee Katrina Hickman, Arlington (TX) Police Department Felicia Hobbs, Department of the U.S. Navy This committee was officially formed in late 2016, but much of the work it is responsible for was started earlier in the year. A new logo was debuted in March, and IACA members helped pick the new design after several options were posted on social media for everyone to check out. That new logo has been the springboard for a number of other projects this year. A focus on consistency across the IACA brand has led to standardization of document templates, consistent use of logo variations and everyone using a single point of contact for reviewing official association announcements. Eventually, this committee will assist even more with developing messages and documents for other committees, freeing them up to focus on other tasks. The use of social media for communicating with members has been boosted and has resulted in greater engagement from IACA members and others interested in crime analysis. Merchandising, promotional products and other marketing strategies have been prioritized and will continue to evolve as the committee works to focus on building the IACA’s professional image. Our trade show booth and signage has been updated with the new logo and is ready to debut at the 2016 IACP Conference in San Diego. September 22, 2016 Page 8 of 25 Copyright Š 2016 The International Association of Crime Analysts | http://www.iaca.net


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Conference Committee Allison Mayer (Co-Chair), East Orange (NJ) Police Department Mary Bertuccelli (Co-Chair), Scottsdale (AZ) Police Department Sally Rawlings, Broomfield (CO) Police Department Tony Berger, South Sound 911 (WA) Jessica LeBlanc, Fairfax County (VA) Police Department Jeanne Chisholm, San Francisco (CA) Police Department Albert Mesa, Henderson (NV) Police Department Jennifer Corum, Louisville (KY) Metro Police Department The 2016 Conference Committee was responsible for the planning and execution of the 26th Annual Training Conference in Louisville, Kentucky from September 19-23, 2016. This year's conference had over 400 attendees and 22 vendors, and the program included over 60 sessions in 6 tracks. The committee did an incredible job assembling one of the finest training conferences yet. The 2016 Conference Co-Chairs also worked diligently with our site selection consultant Linda Muir to secure the location of our 27th Annual Training Conference, which will be held at the beautiful Hilton Riverside in New Orleans, Louisiana from September 11-15, 2017.

Elections Committee Shelia Hargis, Austin (TX) Police – Chair Harry Hook, Palm Beach County (FL) Sheriff’s Office Amy Metcalf, Tampa (FL) Police Department Given an established robust process from years past, this year’s process has followed those same steps. Now that the transition election is behind us, all elections going forward will be for three year terms. One or two Board positions will be up for election during any given year. The positions for the 2016 election are Vice President of Membership and Secretary. The winners of the 2016 election will take office in 2017. Nomination results:

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Secretary – three members, including the incumbent, submitted their names for consideration. All three received the required number of nominations to proceed to the ballot. Shortly after being notified of the results, two of the nominees withdrew their names from consideration. Brandi Christon wins the position by acclamation.

Vice President of Membership – four members, including the incumbent, submitted their names for consideration. Only one, the incumbent, received the required number of nominations to proceed to the ballot. Christopher Bruce wins the position by acclamation.

176 members cast 466 votes during the nomination phase.

We have had potential candidates withdraw in both the 2015 and 2016 elections and we have been discussing ways to minimize this. The main idea so far is to provide more information up front about the time commitment to serve on the Board. This may help some, but we think in some elections, it comes down to not wanting to run against well-known and well-respected opponents, so withdrawals are likely going to always be a possibility.

Ethics Committee Leo Moscatelli (Chair), New York (NY) Police Department Steve French, Devon and Cornwall (UK) Police Matt Harris, Sonoma County (CA) Sheriff’s Office Michael Herb, Cuyahoga County (OH) Kristen Thorstad (Alternate), Stillwater (MN) Police Department Brian Travis, Lexington County (SC) Sheriff’s Department The Ethics Committee, also serving as the Ethics Process and Code of Conduct Policy Committee, has been working on reviewing and modifying the Ethics Process and creating a Code of Conduct policy for the IACA. Some general ideas were presented to the IACA Board, who discussed it at their Executive Board Meeting at MACA in May 2016. It is clear from these discussions that designing and implementing a fair and objective process regarding ethics and a code of conduct has proven to be a complex and complicated endeavor. This Committee and the Executive Board are struggling with providing a clear and concise process that focuses on codified acts of ethical behavior that lends itself to meticulous interpretations of ethical behavior, yet attempts to defer frivolous or retaliatory practices. September 22, 2016 Page 10 of 25 Copyright © 2016 The International Association of Crime Analysts | http://www.iaca.net


2016 Annual Report – International Association of Crime Analysts There was a temporary moratorium in place while this group first attempted to work through these issues, and during that time, the IACA did not receive any complaints. The Ethics Committee is now accepting ethics complaints under the existing policy and process while they continue to wrestle with an improved policy.

Finance Committee Suzanna Howard, Tustin (CA) Police Department The finance committee spent 2016 in a rebuilding process as we shifted the direction of the committee from a month-to-month bookkeeping focus to one of research and development. Understanding that the growth of the association requires a change in how the financial portfolio is managed, the Finance Committee will be adding new members in the near future, and focusing on various projects such as budget development, strategic planning, and researching the future financial needs of the association. Members interested in joining the Finance Committee should keep their eyes out for a future call for committee members to join this growing and interesting committee.

International Outreach Committee Rachel Carson (Chair), Inspired Acts Ltd. (UK) Jacob Baisley, Moat Homes Ltd. (UK) Anne-Laure B. Del Cerro, Albany (NY) Crime Analysis Center Philip Glasner, SynerGIS Informationssysteme GmbH (Germany) Manny San Pedro, MDSP Consulting Services (Canada) Freidrich Steiner, Austrian Federal Police Yarisa Walsh, TD Bank Financial Group The international outreach committee kicked off a new slate of projects in the spring of 2016, including planning the international reception at the 2016 annual conference, creating a survey to poll international members about their experiences with the IACA, researching the nature of crime analysis in countries around the world, and creating a “liaison” system by which international committee members will be assigned to each of the other major IACA committees to advocate for global interests. The international outreach committee’s overall mission is to ensure that the IACA’s products and services are relevant and valuable to the global community of analysts, and not just those September 22, 2016 Page 11 of 25 Copyright © 2016 The International Association of Crime Analysts | http://www.iaca.net


2016 Annual Report – International Association of Crime Analysts inside the United States or in English-speaking countries. To that end, they always welcome feedback from members!

International Symposium Committee Friedrich Steiner (Chair), Austrian Federal Police Philip Glasner, SynerGIS Informationssysteme GmbH (Germany) Manny San Pedro, MDSP Consulting Services (Canada) This committee was tasked with planning the 2016 International Symposium, which was to be held in Bad Waltersdorf, Austria in June. Several prominent keynote speakers and presenters were lined up and a location was selected. Unfortunately, despite many efforts to promote the event through networking, announcements on the IACA listserv, social media and other avenues, registration remained low. Ultimately, the Executive Board made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s symposium. The Board and this committee will need to determine better ways to attract attendees to this type of event.

Mail Assistant Amy Warkentin, Overland Park (KS) Police Department All IACA postal mail is received at 9218 Metcalf Ave. #364, Overland Park, KS. At the beginning of the year, the process for documenting newly arrived mail items was modified to eliminate a separate mail log for each week. The new process takes advantage of a shared, continuous log that simply gets updated each week with the new items that arrive in the mail box. This process has allowed board and committee members real-time access to the current mail log data and has created a central repository which can be sorted and filtered for easier data analysis. The executive board anticipates continuing this position into 2017 as it is such an integral part of the day-to-day business of the association.

Mentoring Matthew Douglas (Chair), Schenectady (NY) Police Department Marissa Boyle, Clarkstown (NY) Police Department The IACA mentoring program launched in 2016 after several years of development and preparation. The program pairs new members with veteran members who can provide advice on topics like skill development, better integration within the agency, dealing with difficult coworkers, and designing quality bulletins and reports. So far, 18 mentor/mentee pairs have been September 22, 2016 Page 12 of 25 Copyright © 2016 The International Association of Crime Analysts | http://www.iaca.net


2016 Annual Report – International Association of Crime Analysts established. The committee works hard to find mentors whose experiences match the needs of the mentees. The committee’s primary concern is dealing with an imbalance of mentee vs. mentor applications. There are currently 21 mentees waiting to be paired, which means the committee needs quite a few more mentor volunteers. Other priorities in the upcoming months are conducting a six-month evaluation of the program and developing some introductory resources for all new members of the IACA.

Publications Committee Julie Wartell (Chair), The Analysis Group Kathleen Gallagher, University of Cincinnati Samanatha Gwinn, LexisNexis Greg Jones, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Greg Stewart, Portland (OR) Police Bureau The IACA book, the 3rd edition of Exploring Crime Analysis: Essential Skills in Crime Analysis is nearly completed. The book is in the hands of our Copy Editor for formatting, design and layout and should be available by the end of the year. It was a substantial rewrite with new chapters covering critical topics like crime analysis data & data management, spatial analysis and forecasting, applied crime series analysis and organized crime. Exploring Crime Analysis remains one of the key resources for members seeking IACA Certification, as well as a comprehensive guide for anyone interested in learning about crime analysis. This project has been the sole initiative for the Publication Committee since the beginning of 2016. As soon as this project is complete, the committee will return to the IACA Digest and other research publication efforts.

Standards, Methods & Technology Committee Jason Elder (Chair) Troy Payne, University of Alaska, Anchorage Becky Paynich, Curry College John Ng, Saskatoon Police Service (SK) Dr. Sandra O’Neal, Curry College Matt Harris, Sonoma County (CA) Sheriff’s Office September 22, 2016 Page 13 of 25 Copyright © 2016 The International Association of Crime Analysts | http://www.iaca.net


2016 Annual Report – International Association of Crime Analysts Travis Taniguchi, Redlands (CA) Police Department Todd Wiles, Cleveland (OH) Police Department This committee has been working on several white papers to publish; one is ready to go and several others are forthcoming. The review process for these papers was put on hold as a result of the IACA’s book being the primary focus of the Publications Committee.

Technology Committee Adrienne Mielke (Chair/Technology Director), Lenexa (KS) Police Department Kristina Shull (Listserv Administrator), Kirkland (WA) Police Department JJ Elliott (Senior Listserv Moderator), Westminster (CO) Police Department Michael Zidar, Paducah (KY) Police Department Jessica Daniels, Toledo (OH) Police Department Elise Pierce, Durham (NC) Police Department The Technology Committee serves as the “IT shop” for the IACA. Its mission is: 

   

To provide a robust platform for the exchange of information and ideas through a comprehensive web site that serves as the internet’s most valuable resource for information on crime analysis and the IACA, and through a network of social media outlets To facilitate communication among IACA members through email discussion, forums, and social media platforms To manage all IACA technology needs in an efficient and effective manner To anticipate, research, recommend and/or implement technology solutions for the IACA To provide extensive management and administrative capacity to the IACA board and committee heads through the IACA website’s administrative content management and email systems.

The Technology Committee has had a very busy year! We’ve been working on several large, related projects, including replacing the existing website, implementing a new email management system, helping to launch the IACA Store, and working on a new eCommerce platform. Aside from those projects, we’ve added two new ListServ moderators and will be working with the Communications Committee to update the content on the website. September 22, 2016 Page 14 of 25 Copyright © 2016 The International Association of Crime Analysts | http://www.iaca.net


2016 Annual Report – International Association of Crime Analysts The most prominent project has been to replace the IACA website. The existing technology is outdated, and the complexity of the current site has grown beyond the ability of volunteers to develop and maintain. Many members may not realize, but there is a robust administrative content management system which allows the board and committees to manage their areas of responsibility. The current website is over 400 pages in size! In December of 2015, a contract was signed with Leverage Digital of Tampa, Florida to develop a new website for the IACA. Work on the new site began in January. The new site keeps the functionality of the existing site, as well as incorporates over 30 pages of enhancements recommended by various members and committees. The project has 3 phases: wireframing, prototyping and coding. As of August 2016, the project is in its final phase. In the first two phases, the navigation system was worked out and the layouts for the pages were developed. Although the site is still in development, here is a sneak peek at the new layout!

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2016 Annual Report – International Association of Crime Analysts This is a view of the new home page. The banner at the top scrolls/swipes to show the latest news and events (please note the images and text are just placeholders and will be replaced before the site is launched):

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2016 Annual Report – International Association of Crime Analysts The new website will also feature fully-functional threaded forums, which has been a popular request from members:

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2016 Annual Report – International Association of Crime Analysts In addition, maps are integrated into several key parts of the site, including the member directory as well as instructor-led training classes. In this example, job listings will be shown on a map as well as in a table. In addition, there is an ‘advanced search’ which will allows users to filter by state or province, among other filters.

The new site is also optimized to work on mobile devices and will be secured with a dedicated SSL certificate. With a new look and new features, the Technology Committee is excited to launch the new IACA website soon! The Technology Committee has also been working on the migration to Google Apps for Business. This move is primarily to resolve problems with email delivery (an increasing number of firewalls block email traffic from the provider we use), but offers a host of other exciting features, all at no cost to the association! This project was shifted until after the conference so September 22, 2016 Page 18 of 25 Copyright © 2016 The International Association of Crime Analysts | http://www.iaca.net


2016 Annual Report – International Association of Crime Analysts as not to disrupt conference planning and management. It will be complete by the end of the year. In addition to replacing the website and email systems, we are also implementing a new eCommerce system. This includes processing merchandise orders as well as payments for membership dues, training class fees and conference registration fees. For the last year we have been using a less-than-ideal method of processing some payments due to changes made by our merchant account provider. The new platform, Shopify, provides an API we can use to implement a truly seamless experience for all users. This project is running concurrent to the website development and should be completed by the end of the year. Finally, we will revisit a project we worked on earlier in 2016, which is to evaluate options to migrate the IACA discussion lists to a new platform. The current system does not integrate with the website and does not provide tools to automate and manage subscribers. The systems we have evaluated thus far either do not meet the association’s needs, or are cost-prohibitive. Once the other projects are complete, we will look at additional options to see if there is a viable alternative to our present system. If you have any questions about technology-related projects, feel free to contact us at webmaster@iaca.net. If you have questions about the IACAList, please contact listadmin@iaca.net.

Training Committee Kyle Stoker (Chair/Training Director), Raytown (MO) Police Department Angela Backer-Hines, Eagan (MN) Police Department Kimm Barnes, Douglas County (OR) Sheriff’s Office Jennifer Coner, Newport News (VA) Police Department David Grabelski, Mercyhurst University Metre Lewis, Kissimmee (FL) Police Department Eugene Matthews, Park University Sabrina Potts, Olathe (KS) Police Department Mark Rubin, Saint Leo University Charles Russo, Federal Bureau of Investigation September 22, 2016 Page 19 of 25 Copyright © 2016 The International Association of Crime Analysts | http://www.iaca.net


2016 Annual Report – International Association of Crime Analysts Lakhpinder Takhar, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Annie Thompson, Fairfax County (VA) Police Department Christina Wilson, Colorado State Patrol The Training Committee is made up 12 hard-working volunteers in three sections, plus the Training Director who manages the entire group. Four people manage all the classes and webinars, four approve new instructors, and four review and approve new or updated curriculum.  The Professional Training Series was founded in late 2006 and originally only held in-person classes on four topics: Tactical Analysis, Problem Analysis, Fundamentals, and Computer Applications. Over the last ten years, the series has evolved to include online classes and webinars, and we now offer eight topics, plus Spanish versions for Tactical and Problem Analysis, and can provide custom curriculum as requested. There are nineteen instructors broken up by topic and we rotate through the list for each class. Each instructor has been vetted for experience, education, and teaching skills. Since our founding, we’ve held over 225 sessions and taught over 5,200 students in the U.S., Canada, and several Latin American countries. There are also 15 videos in our webinar library on topics ranging from Microsoft Access to Emergency Preparedness to Social Media. All IACA members can access them at any time. Since last year’s conference in Denver, the Training Committee has hosted 26 classes and webinars with a total of 755 students attending. This includes the entire “core” class series taught in Phoenix, AZ in partnership with the Arizona Association of Crime Analysts, multiple online classes and webinars, plus contracts with the Minnesota Association of Crime & Intelligence Analysts, the Indianapolis Police Department, and the Detroit Police Department.   The Curriculum Committee added a new online class, Fundamentals of Crime Analysis, and the material for the in-person Fundamentals class was completely overhauled and renamed to Foundations of Crime Analysis. The Instructors Committee also reviewed and approved applications from three new instructors: Dawn Reeby, Jennifer Zawitz, and Angela BackerHines.  The Training Committee is hard at work to close out 2016 and start 2017 off on the right foot. We have several contracts in the works with various entities, and already have multiple classes scheduled and are working out the details for more, including several new webinars. The Instructors Committee will review any new applications that are submitted. We have several new class topics currently in development and once they are approved by the Curriculum Committee we hope to start scheduling them in 2017.  September 22, 2016 Page 20 of 25 Copyright © 2016 The International Association of Crime Analysts | http://www.iaca.net


2016 Annual Report – International Association of Crime Analysts As always, we encourage our members to get involved in the Training Program. Anyone can present a webinar and we are always looking for new instructors and topics. Instructors for the online and in person classes must submit an application and be approved by the committee. This process rates work experience, education, and teaching history on a point system similar to the Certification program. If you’d like to become an instructor or present a webinar, or if you have an idea for a class you’d like to see (or better yet, the material for it) please contact us at training@iaca.net.

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Financial Report

Annual Income/Expense Report September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2016

Income Book Sales Certification Conference Attendee Conference Vendor Membership Dues Training

$ $ $ $ $ $

603.00 1,410.00 114,486.00 82,907.00 55,354.00 127,511.24

Total Income: $

382,271.24

Expenses Bank Transaction Fees Annual Training Conference Operating/Capital Expenses Professional Services; Attorney's Fees Professional Services; CPA Training

$ $ $ $ $ $

14,968.37 166,821.62 86,163.44 3,218.00 3,550.00 90,847.56

Total Expenses: $

365,568.99

Balance Sheet 9/1/2015 Checking Account Holding Account Savings Account PayPal Account Total Cash Assets: Accounts Payable Total Unrestricted Net Assets:

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

238,260.00 18,175.00 100,041.00 9,160.00 365,636.00 (12,577.00) 353,059.00

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8/31/2016 Checking Account Holding Account Savings Account PayPal Account Total Cash Assets: Accounts Payable Total Unrestricted Net Assets:

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

185,828.00 6,412.00 130,098.00 61,123.00 383,461.00 (14,493.00) 368,968.00

Membership As of September 12, 2016, the IACA had 3,088 active members, an increase of 25% over the 2,468 at this point last year. This growth was primarily in the United States, and it was supported by several new organizational memberships. It is the highest membership total in the history of the association. 81% of our members are from the United States of America, with all 50 U.S. states represented. California, Florida, and Virginia supply the highest totals. Another 9% are from Canada. The remaining 10% are spread among 54 other nations, with Chile, Colombia, Ireland, Trinidad and Tobago, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Nigeria holding the most memberships.

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Looking Forward The Executive Board of the International Association of Crime Analysts is excited as we near the end of our first year and look forward to 2017. This year has been as challenging as it has been rewarding. It is truly amazing what our all-volunteer organization has been able to accomplish through the hard work and dedication of so many people, who selflessly donate their time and talents for the benefit of our members and of all those interested in the profession of crime analysis. We are also fortunate to have a broad network of vendors who not only share their products and services, but have a genuine interest in working with the IACA to promote and improve crime analysis, and to help the IACA provide world-class training opportunities to our attendees each year. We hope you find this first annual report beneficial, and we welcome your feedback to continue improving this and all other products and services from the IACA. If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please contact us at board@iaca.net, by visiting the IACA website at http://www.iaca.net, or by telephone at 1-800-609-3419.

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