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2017 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report


2017 Annual Report – International Association of Crime Analysts

Table of Contents Message from the President ........................................................................................................... 3 IACA Executive Board ...................................................................................................................... 5 IACA Committee Updates ............................................................................................................... 7 Awards & Recognition Committee .............................................................................................. 7 Bylaws Committee ...................................................................................................................... 7 Certification Committee .............................................................................................................. 8 Colleges & Universities Committee............................................................................................. 8 Communications Committee ...................................................................................................... 9 Conference Committee ............................................................................................................. 10 Elections Committee ................................................................................................................. 10 Ethics Committee ...................................................................................................................... 11 Finance Committee ................................................................................................................... 11 International Outreach Committee .......................................................................................... 12 International Symposium Committee ....................................................................................... 13 Mail Assistant ............................................................................................................................ 13 Membership Assistant............................................................................................................... 14 Mentoring.................................................................................................................................. 14 Publications Committee ............................................................................................................ 14 Technology Committee ............................................................................................................. 15 Training Committee................................................................................................................... 16 Financial Report ............................................................................................................................ 19 Membership .................................................................................................................................. 20 Looking Forward ........................................................................................................................... 25

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Message from the President 2017 has been a year of slow but steady progress. In 2016, this Executive Board assumed management of two large projects begun in prior years, development of a new website and the publication of the 3rd Edition of Exploring Crime Analysis. During the year, we moved those projects forward, but didn't bring them to completion as we had hoped. In 2017, we have finished one of those large projects, the Exploring Crime Analysis book, and we are more than halfway done with the new website. These projects and more are covered here in the 2017 edition of the IACA Annual Report. In 2017, we hosted our most successful International Symposium ever! The Symposium committee worked tirelessly to provide an incredible training and networking environment, and they came through in spectacular fashion. We had a great location, excellent speakers, good food and...well, typical Halifax weather! Our attendees had a great time and it was one of the most engaging events I've attended in recent years. Your Executive Board has also worked throughout 2017 to make organizational changes to better serve the needs of our growing and increasingly complex association. In addition to appointing Annie Mitchell to fill the Vice President of Administration vacancy, we added several positions, including a Logistics Coordinator and a Social Media Coordinator. These positions reflect our desire to transition away from being "generalists" to being "specialists." Dedicating resources for those specific tasks will help our association run smoothly and provide better service to our members and the greater analytical community. We are also discussing the reorganization of several existing committees and will implement any changes at the end of the year to coincide with new committee charters that will be issued effective January 2018. Finally, we made some core changes to our financial structure by segmenting assets into dedicated accounts for specific program areas like training, conference and symposium. This will greatly enhance our accounting and auditing needs. And soon after the conference, we’ll streamline our payment processing to only one system instead of several. Author and leadership speaker Robin Sharma once said, “All change is hard at first, messy in the middle and so gorgeous at the end,” and I believe the IACA leadership team can certainly attest to that! Throughout the remainder of this year and beyond, your Executive Board will continue to examine our organizational needs and adapt as needed to ensure the health and stability of our incredible association!

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2017 Annual Report – International Association of Crime Analysts Jim Mallard, President president@iaca.net Jim Mallard began his law enforcement career at the Gainesville, Florida Police Department in 2002, first as an intern in the Information Technology Unit and later as a Tactical Crime Analyst. In 2006, Jim received his certification as a Law Enforcement Analyst through the State of Florida. In 2007, Jim became the Crime Analysis Supervisor at the Arlington Texas Police Department where he managed a team of seven analysts. In 2012, Jim returned to Florida to begin a crime analysis program at the Winter Park Police Department. Jim received his Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Florida and his Master’s in Criminology from the University of Texas at Arlington. Jim has been a member of the IACA since 2003. He has served as the Technology Director since 2004 and was also a curriculum developer and instructor for the IACA and the National Institute of Justice. In 2008, Jim was the recipient of the Innovations in Crime Analysis award for his work automating CompStat. Most recently, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award and Outstanding Unit Citation in 2014. Jim has presented on various Crime Analysis topics in Central America, South America, Europe and Asia. In his spare time, Jim is an avid photographer. He also has a Hungarian Vizsla named Maya, who he loves to photograph!

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IACA Executive Board Annie Mitchell, Vice President of Administration vp-administration@iaca.net Annie Mitchell is a member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) currently holding the position of Supervising Crime Analyst and Sheriff’s Analysis Unit Training Coordinator. She also holds the office of President for the Southern California Crime & Intelligence Analysts Association. Annie is a longstanding member of both associations. After working clerical and dispatch assignments, Annie discovered crime analysis within the LASD. She has worked over thirty years as a crime analyst with a variety of assignments, including patrol, intelligence, and a number of drug, homicide and gang task forces. More recently, Annie has devoted a great deal of her time and experience in developing much needed training and mentoring for crime analysts. She is currently a California Peace Officer’s Standards and Training (POST) advanced instructor and developed the first 40 hour class for crime analysts. Promoting our profession and the IACA is Annie’s focus when presenting to not only crime analysts but executives, detectives, and patrol personnel.

Christopher Bruce, Vice President of Membership vp-membership@iaca.net Christopher W. Bruce was elected Vice President of Membership for the IACA in 2015 after previously serving as President (2007-2012) and Vice President of Administration (2000-2006). He was a crime analyst for 17 years in Massachusetts, first for the Cambridge Police Department (1994-2001) and then for the Danvers Police Department (2001-2011). He was also President of the Massachusetts Association of Crime Analysts from 2000 to 2004. For the last 6 years, Christopher has served a variety of government and non-profit programs meant to develop crime analysis in police agencies across the United States. He is the contracted Analytical Director for the DataDriven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) program of the U.S. Departments of Transportation and Justice. He serves as a subject matter expert for the BJA National Training and Technical Assistance Center and a Crime Analysis Specialist for the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST), where he oversees a training series meant to educate police executives on the uses of crime analysis. He is also a crime analysis consultant to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and a senior lecturer for Tiffin University’s graduate program in criminal justice. Christopher lives in Searsport, Maine, and in his spare time enjoys traveling, classic films, and jazz. September 2017

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Brandi Christon, Secretary secretary@iaca.net Brandi Christon has worked in law enforcement for sixteen years, with the last nine of those spent as a crime analyst. She has been a tactical analyst with Fort Collins (CO) Police Services since 2013, after having held a grant-funded position with the Arlington (TX) Police Department's Crime Analysis Unit for the previous two years. Prior to that, she worked for the El Paso County (CO) Sheriff’s Office beginning in 2004, first as the crime prevention coordinator and later as the crime analyst. Brandi earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Criminology from Colorado State University-Pueblo in 2007 and she became a Certified Law Enforcement Analyst (CLEA) in 2014. She has served as the IACA Secretary since January 2016 and has assisted the Colorado Crime Analysis Association in the past with website creation and support. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, backpacking and photography, or anything else that gives her an excuse to head to the mountains.

Eric Drifmeyer, Treasurer treasurer@iaca.net Eric Drifmeyer has been a police officer with the Barnstable Police Department since 1994 and has been assigned to the Research and Analysis Unit since 2009. Prior to becoming a police officer he served in the United States Army where he specialized as a military policeman and completed tours in Germany, Ft. Huachauca AZ, and Southwest Asia. During his time with the Barnstable Police Department, Officer Drifmeyer has been a member of the Cape Cod Regional S.W.A.T. team, a member of the Barnstable Police Mountain Bike Team and spent time as a Field Training Officer. Officer Drifmeyer has received several awards to include Massachusetts State Senate Citations for efforts to combat Drunk Driving, Meritorious Service Awards, and a Barnstable Police Life Saving Award. Eric obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Western New England University and has been a member of the Massachusetts Association of Crime Analysts since 2009 where he served as Treasurer and Vice President of Administration.

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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 given to the winners. Committee members run the Analytical Products Contest, administer the Conference Scholarship Program and coordinate the process for all the IACA awards. In 2017, the Awards & Recognition Committee reviewed its current and past practices and made some process improvements. In addition, the committee reviewed past spending and requested a small increase in their budget in order to cover increased costs and some existing costs that hadn’t been previously accounted for in the budget. The committee also requested that the Board consider adding a third scholarship for the annual training conference. The Board unanimously approved adding a third scholarship beginning in 2018. The existing two scholarships are only available for members who have never attended a conference before but the third scholarship will not have this restriction. The committee has set several goals for the coming year: they would like to expand the ways in which we recognize members for their work, including increasing participation (nominations, submissions, voting, etc). In addition, they intend to continue refining the analytical products contest and other awards processes. Also in 2017, the Board voted to re-introduce the Innovations in Crime Analysis Award, which is being sponsored by Steve Gottlieb and the Alpha Group Center for Crime and Intelligence Analysis. This is a new incarnation of two previous awards that the IACA has given out in the past. The intent of the award is to promote and recognize innovative and creative work done by IACA members. This will be a permanent, annual IACA award.

Bylaws Committee The Bylaws Revision Committee was dissolved in June 2017 following a unanimous vote by the Executive Board. Some of the items this committee had been tasked with researching had been resolved through other means and since any active IACA members already have the ability to submit suggestions for changes to the Bylaws, the committee was no longer active or necessary. September 2017

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Certification Committee Trina Cook (Chair), Tukwila (WA) Police Department Jonathan Alston, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Steven Hawthorne, Lafayette (IN) Police Department Michele Kennedy, Douglas County (CO) Sheriff’s Office Christopher Mowbray, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Alex Schneider, Burleson (TX) Police Department Kristina Shull, Kirkland (WA) Police Department The Certification Commission is in charge of the oversight and integrity of the IACA’s Certified Law Enforcement Analyst credential. Commission members usher applicants through the certification process, tally applicants’ points towards certification, and administer and score certification exams. Trina Cook, a veteran crime analyst from Tukwila, Washington, was appointed chair of the Commission early in 2017 after Michele Kennedy stepped down. Michele was the first chair of the Commission and had served in the position for 11 years. She maintains a role on the committee. New members Alex Schneider and Kristina Shull filled two vacancies. In 2017, the Commission moved the certification exam to a new online testing platform. They have begun the long process of adapting the exam to the third edition of Exploring Crime Analysis and are working with IACA liaisons in Latin America to produce a Spanish-language certification process and test. Since the 2016 IACA conference, 33 certification applications were received and 12 were approved to sit for the exam. 4 new analysts received the CLEA credential, and 16 existing CLEAs were recertified. There are currently 64 analysts holding CLEA status.

Colleges & Universities Committee Jason Paynich, Quincy College – Chair Vania Mauricio, Quincy College – Student Representative The Colleges & Universities Committee (C&U) has contacted several academic institutions and associations to develop partnerships beneficial to promoting crime analysis in the educational realm. Some of these efforts include:

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Promoted the IACA and C&U via presentations at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) and the New England Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (NEACJIS). Advertised the IACA during multiple panel discussions during the 2017 ACJS Conference business meeting. The 2017 IACA Conference Roundtable was developed as a result of discussions held with AMU at ACJS regarding pedagogy and attracting students to the program. Brought the Mass Association of Criminal Justice Educators (MACJE) together with IACA and now crime analysis will be a regular topic with MACJE. Sgt. Glenn Mills from MACA introduced crime analysis to the Association. Capella’s College of Criminal Justice and Public Safety added an analyst-academic position. The Mansfield (MA) Police Department created an academic internship. A University of Maryland Professor joined with IACA and consulted on a research project.

Communications Committee Jonne Crick, Knoxville (TN) Police Department Kira Gross, Austin (TX) Police Department Melinda Harris, City of Chattanooga (TN) Katrina Hickman, Arlington (TX) Police Department In late 2017, this committee was expanded and volunteers were selected to fill several specialized communications roles that will be refined in the coming year. One volunteer will assist with conferencerelated communications and marketing, one person will handle the bulk of social media responsibilities, one person will assist with general marketing, branding and editing duties, and the new Logistic Coordinator will manage IACA assets and event participation. Our use of social media for communicating with members has continued strong this year and will increase even more with a dedicated volunteer. The IACA online store has been very busy and several new products were introduced this summer. As of the time of this report, nearly the entire line of new (and humorous) crime analysis T-shirts that were debuted has sold out. Customer feedback, along with attempts to balance fun, value and practicality, have driven the selections currently available and those coming in the future. This committee is dedicated to helping streamline messaging from (and between) various IACA committees. Future goals of this committee are to increase engagement from our current members, market our association to potential new members or partners and to partner with the International Outreach Committee to make more of our communications relevant to our non-U.S. members. September 2017

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Conference Committee Allison Mayer (Chair), Dataminr Tony Berger (Speakers), South Sound 911 (WA) Mary Bertuccelli (Vendors), Scottsdale (AZ) Police Department Jeanne Chisholm (Social Events), San Francisco (CA) Police Department Jennifer Corum (Advertising) Louisville (KY) Metro Police Department Brittany Falcone (Vendors), Scottsdale (AZ) Police Department Jennifer Godown (Logistics Coordinator), Fairfax County (VA) Police Department Jessica LeBlanc (Hotel Coordinator), Fairfax County (VA) Police Department Rhonda Maher (Registrar), San Bernadino County (CA) Sheriff's Office Albert Mesa (Registrar), Henderson (NV) Police Department Sally Rawlings (Speakers), Broomfield (CO) Police Department Matthew Woodward (Social Events/Local Outreach), Tulane University The 2017 Conference Committee was responsible for the planning and execution of the 27th Annual Training Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana from September 11-15, 2016. This year's conference will host more than 550 attendees and 23 vendors. The program will include over 70 sessions across six tracks, including one presented by the National Institute of Justice. The committee did an incredible job assembling one of the best training conferences yet. The 28th Annual Training Conference will be held at the picturesque Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Beach, California from September 17-21, 2018.

Elections Committee Sgt. Jonas Baughman, Kansas City (MO) Police Department – Chair Mindy Duong, Lakewood (CO) Police Department Amy Metcalf, Citi Security and Investigative Services The Elections Committee experienced some personnel changes in 2017. Sgt. Jonas Baughman replaced Shelia Hargis as the committee chair and Mindy Duong replaced Harry Hook as a committee member. September 2017

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2017 Annual Report – International Association of Crime Analysts After several years of dedicated service to the IACA, both Shelia and Harry stepped down from the Elections Committee and the IACA thanks them for their volunteerism. The new Elections Committee has been hard at work organizing the 2017 board election. This year the Vice President of Administration is up for election. To date, the committee has successfully administered the nomination process and has plans to host two “Meet the Candidates” sessions at this year’s conference. Members should consult the most up-to-date event schedule on Con-Bop for dates, location and times. Currently, there are two candidates running for VP-Administration, and the Elections Committee anticipates a strong voter turnout. Members can follow the election status, forums, and online voting on the IACA website.

Ethics Committee Michael Zidar (Chair), Paducah (KY) Police Department Milena Bruns, International Criminal Court Metre Lewis, Kissimmee (FL) Police Department Kara Mosley, Albuquerque (NM) Police Department Joe Ryan, Auburn (WA) Police Department Robin Smith, Los Angeles County (CA) Sheriff’s Department The Ethics Committee is a bylaws-mandated committee responsible for investigating ethical grievances concerning IACA members, IACA committees, IACA projects, or IACA board members. They are a factfinding body that recommends sanctions or resolutions at the conclusion of their investigations. This year, the Ethics Committee is testing a new ethics process that more clearly defines what is and is not “ethical,” provides grounds for rejecting spurious or malicious complaints, and clearly outlines the investigation process.

Finance Committee Suzanna Howard, Tustin (CA) Police Department The finance committee spent 2017 in somewhat of a dormant state due to dramatic changes in our financial structure. In September of 2016, new Federal Regulations imposed on financial institutions, forced our relationship with Bank of America to take on a new profile. These changes are in response to increasing levels of cybercrime, and have caused US businesses, corporations, and non-profit entities to come into compliance with new regulations. As a result, the IACA undertook a profile rebuilding with Bank of America, by reconstituting the association as a separate non-profit corporation. This change had September 2017

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2017 Annual Report – International Association of Crime Analysts an impact on all IACA accounts which were adjusted to be in compliance with the new profile. This process did not have a financial effect on the IACA, and all of our assets remain intact. This shift in status did however present an unexpected opportunity to restructure our existing accounts, add new accounts, and set up an easier workflow for managing the finances of the association. We look forward to resuming our various projects in 2018 such as budget development, strategic planning, and researching the financial needs of the association.

International Outreach Committee Rachel Carson (Chair), Inspired Acts Ltd. (United Kingdom) Jacob Baisley, Moat Homes Ltd. (United Kingdom) Anne-Laure B. Del Cerro, Albany (NY) Crime Analysis Center Manny San Pedro, MDSP Consulting Services (Canada) Freidrich Steiner, Austrian Federal Police Yarisa Walsh, TD Bank Financial Group (NJ) The International Outreach Committee ensures that the products and services of the IACA are relevant and valuable to the global community of analysts. They help recruit new members from unrepresented nations, represent the association to non-North American organizations and interests, and advocate for international interests among existing IACA positions and committees. The Chilean newspaper El Mercurio reports on the visit of IACA Treasurer Eric Drifmeyer and International Outreach Committee member Yarisa Walsh to a Chilean symposium organized by IACA partner FundaciĂłn Paz Ciudadana.

This year IOC committee members represented the IACA at symposiums in Mexico and Chile, bringing back dozens of new members and bolstering growth in Latin America. They translated documents and communications for nonEnglish-speaking members, assisted in the execution of the IACA International Symposium in Halifax, and planned the international reception at the IACA Annual Training Conference.

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2017 Annual Report – International Association of Crime Analysts In the coming year, the IOC will continue its recruitment efforts in under-represented regions of the world and will work with the Certification, Training, and Publications Committees and our partners in Latin America to offer Spanish-language versions of core IACA services.

International Symposium Committee Sheila Serfas (Chair), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Halifax, Nova Scotia) Sheri Bezanson, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (New Minas, Nova Scotia) Rachel Carson, Inspired Acts Ltd. (United Kingdom) John Ng, Saskatoon Police Service (Saskatchewan, Canada) Della Rankin, York Regional Police (Ontario, Canada) Manny San Pedro, MDSP Consulting Services (Ontario, Canada) The Symposium Committee was in charge of planning and executing the IACA’s 2017 International Training Symposium, held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from 19-21 June 2017. 116 analysts from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Austria convened for the IACA’s fourth international symposium in six years, co-sponsored by ESRI Canada. General session addresses were offered by Dr. Laura Huey, director of the Canadian Society for Evidence-Based Policing; Dion MacArthur, president of Business Watch International; Robert Haas, retired commissioner of police from Cambridge, Massachusetts; Nola Joyce, retired deputy commissioner from the Philadelphia Police; Dr. Margo Watt, psychology professor from St. Francis Xavier University; and Robert Aboumitri, criminal intelligence manager for the RCMP. The committee delivered an excellent, professional symposium and set the stage for future symposiums both in Canada and in other countries.

Mail Assistant Amy Warkentin, Overland Park (KS) Police Department All IACA postal mail is received at 9218 Metcalf Ave. #364, Overland Park, KS. Mail is checked each week and a shared mail log is updated to reflect all incoming payments for various IACA events and activities. Board and committee members have real-time access to the mail log which acts as a central repository of payment data received via US mail. The executive board anticipates continuing this position into 2018 as it is an integral part of the day-to-day business of the association.

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Membership Assistant Laura Cunningham, Metro Transit Police Department (Washington, DC) The Membership Assistant is a new and extremely valuable position that helps process new and renewing IACA memberships, keeps the membership database current and organized, and otherwise helps the Vice President of Membership with his duties.

Mentoring Matthew Douglas (Chair), Schenectady (NY) Police Department Marissa Boyle, Clarkstown (NY) Police Department The IACA Mentoring Committee continued to oversee the mentoring program during its second year of operation. 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 co-workers, and designing quality crime analysis products. The committee currently manages 17 mentor-mentee pairs. In 2017, the committee launched a regular newsletter for its mentors, offering tips for “guided communication.” They also created a regular process of evaluation for mentors and mentees to report on their experiences and to recommend changes to the program. The committee continues to report a significant imbalance, with many prospective mentees still seeking mentors. They invite any veteran crime analysts to apply for a mentorship position at www.iaca.net/amp.asp.

Publications Committee Julie Wartell (Chair), The Analysis Group Kathleen Gallagher, The Analysis Group Samanatha Gwinn, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Greg Jones, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Greg Stewart, Portland (OR) Police Bureau In 2017, the Publications Committee delivered the final draft of the third edition of Exploring Crime Analysis: Readings on Essential Skills to the IACA board for publication through our contracted printing

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2017 Annual Report – International Association of Crime Analysts service. The new edition will be used as the basis for a new certification examination and new training material.

Technology Committee Adrienne Mielke (Chair/Technology Director), Lenexa (KS) Police Department Kristina Shull (Listserv Administrator), Kirkland (WA) Police Department Michael Zidar, Paducah (KY) Police Department Elise Pierce, Durham (NC) Police Department Lauren Norman (LexisNexis Risk Solutions) Monica Deters (RCMP, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada) 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. In 2017, the Technology Committee finished the IACA’s online store. The IACA now has a fully functional storefront that gives us the ability to sell fun and functional merchandise, as well as process payments for membership, training, and events. The Technology Committee continues in 2017 to work with our web development partner, Leverage Digital of Tampa, Florida, to build the new IACA website. In December of 2015, a contract was signed with Leverage Digital to develop a new website for the IACA. Work on the new site began in January of 2016. We anticipated it would be done at the beginning of this year, however progress has been slower than anticipated. At this point, the site is about more than halfway complete. The public pages are done, and about half of the member area has been coded. There are some exciting new features being built and although it has taken longer than we anticipated, we are still making good progress. September 2017

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2017 Annual Report – International Association of Crime Analysts The Technology Committee also purchased and configured a Microsoft Surface tablet and (6) high intensity BenQ projectors. The projectors have already proven to be a cost-effective solution to reduce A/V rental costs at our conferences and symposia. These assets and their related accessories will be managed by the IACA’s new Logistics Coordinator. In 2017, the Technology Committee also had some personnel changes. Two members left the Technology Committee - JJ Elliott and Jessica Daniels, and we added two new Listserv moderators in Lauren Norman and Monica Deters. We thank JJ and Jessica for their service to the IACA and we very much appreciate their assistance with Listserv moderation this year. Finally, we have been discussing the possibility of moving the IACA discussion lists to the new website’s forum platform once it goes live. There are many advantages to doing this…it’s less expensive, easier to manage, it provides more opportunity for specialization (country or topic-specific discussions), allows for multimedia, and would be completely integrated in the new site. The challenge, though, is to make it just as convenient and usable as our current discussion lists. We recognize it would be a big change for our members and we have no plans to implement a change without ample discussion and feedback from all members. At this point, we are just examining the feasibility of such a change. 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 Lakhpinder Takhar, Royal Canadian Mounted Police September 2017

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2017 Annual Report – International Association of Crime Analysts 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 people approve new instructors, and the last four review and approve new or updated curriculum materials. 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 nine topics, plus Spanish versions for Tactical and Problem Analysis, and can provide custom curriculum as requested. There are twenty 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 260 sessions and taught over 7,000 students in the US, Canada, and several Latin American countries. There are also 22 videos in our webinar library on topics ranging from Access to Emergency Preparedness to Social Media. All IACA members can access them at any time. Since last year’s conference in Louisville, Kentucky, the Training Committee has had a really busy year! We hosted 40 classes and webinars with a total of 1,755 students attending. Most notably, we held our first webinar “series.” Previously, the webinars were always stand-alone topics and there was no connection from one session to the next. This year, however, we decided to experiment with a year-long series of webinars on Microsoft Excel. Taught by Jenny Zawitz, this series started the year with several basic level sessions, and then each month the sessions have gotten progressively more complicated. The series has proven to be extremely popular (beyond our expectations!) and the sessions have sold out multiple times. Through August, we’ve had just shy of 1,100 students attend Excel webinars alone. The Curriculum Committee also added two new classes: Criminal Investigative Analysis, which is a 12-week online class, and Microsoft Access for Crime Analysis, which is a 4.5 day in-person class. We’re already hard at work preparing for 2018. While we’re not ready to release details just yet, we’ll “tease” that plans are in the works for a Microsoft Access webinar series for 2018. It will be structured the same way the Excel series was and we anticipate that it might be even more popular, so we’re exploring our options to expand our audience capacity. We have plans for several new class topics and revisions of existing material. Once they are approved by the Curriculum Committee we hope to start scheduling them in 2018. Lastly, we’re about to begin work on updating the material for both Essential Skills courses to match the new edition of the Essential Skills book set to be released this fall.

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2017 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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Membership As of September 2017, the IACA had 3,642 active members, an increase of 19% over the same date in 2016. United States memberships increased 17% and non-U.S. memberships increased by 25%. The increase shows that the crime analysis profession continues to grow around the world, as more agencies seek the benefits of an analysis position.

Organizing thousands of IACA members is a difficult task made easier by our many organizational members, or regional associations, which are listed below with their membership totals. Bolded organizations are new in 2017. Organizations are in the U.S. unless otherwise specified. IACA Organizational Members / Regional Associations:     

Arizona Association of Crime Analysts: 102 Bay Area Crime and Intelligence Analysts Association: 100 Calgary Police Service (Alberta, Canada): 47 Colegio Mexicano de Analisis y Desarrollo Estrategico (Mexico): 56 Colorado Crime Analysis Association: 48

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Criminal Analysts of Colombia: 23 Edmonton Police Service (Alberta, Canada): 30 Florida Crime and Intelligence Analysts Association: 130 Garda Siochana Analysis Service (Ireland): 36 Guanajuato Analysis Group (Mexico):78 Inland Empire Crime and Intelligence Analysts Association: 64 International Forensic and Business Institute (Trinidad and Tobago): 22 Maryland Crime Analysis Center: 27 Massachusetts Association of Crime Analysts: 80 Mid-America Regional Crime Analysis Network: 135 Minnesota Association of Crime and Intelligence Analysts: 73 National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: 37 Northern Valley Crime and Intelligence Analysts Association: 35 Northwest Regional Crime Analysis Network: 130 San Diego Crime and Intelligence Analysts Association: 63 Southern California Crime and Intelligence Analysts Association: 157 Tennessee Association of Law Enforcement Analysts: 28 Texas Law Enforcement Analysts Network: 47 Toronto Police Service (Ontario, Canada): 31 Virginia Crime Analysis Network: 168

A growing international membership, including many who do not speak English, places new challenges on the IACA as we seek to universalize our training, certification, and publications. Contributions from all members, in many languages, help ensure our association remains relevant to our global population of analysts. Our members represent 60 nations, up from 54 last year. New nations welcomed in the past year include Peru, Tunisia, Lithuania, Estonia, Ghana, Sweden, Maldives, Uganda, Liberia, and Latvia. U.S. members represent every state except Mississippi. Canadian members represent every province except the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

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2017 Annual Report – International Association of Crime Analysts IACA Members by U.S. State and Canadian Province State/Province Alabama Alaska Alberta Arizona Arkansas British Columbia California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Manitoba Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada

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Total 9 6 92 123 17 39 528 93 12 7 37 273 46 4 12 35 12 10 46 35 15 3 9 72 79 45 84 0 105 1 20 34

State/Province New Bruswick New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York Newfoundland & Labrador North Carolina North Dakota Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ohio Oklahoma Ontario Oregon Pennsylvania Prince Edward Island Quebec Rhode Island Saskatchewan South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

Total 16 5 41 17 105 1 82 9 0 16 0 61 24 138 34 33 4 2 1 14 29 4 45 203 7 4 276 114 3 46 4

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2017 Annual Report – International Association of Crime Analysts IACA Members by Country Country Argentina Australia Austria Bahamas Bangladesh Belize Bermuda Bolivia Brazil Canada Chile China Colombia Costa Rica Denmark Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt Estonia France Germany Ghana Greece Guatemala Honduras India Ireland Italy Jamaica Japan

September 2017

Total 5 15 6 1 1 1 1 1 7 331 15 3 28 2 2 1 9 1 1 2 5 1 4 4 1 1 38 4 1 1

Country Kenya Latvia Liberia Lithuania Malaysia Maldives Mexico Netherlands New Zealand Nigeria Norway Peru Poland Portugal Puerto Rico Romania Saint Vincent & Gren. Serbia & Montenegro South Africa Spain Sri Lanka Sweden Switzerland Trinidad & Tobago Tunisia Uganda United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Venezuela

Total 3 1 1 1 1 1 136 10 1 9 1 1 4 1 1 2 1 1 6 7 1 1 4 28 1 1 1 13 2905 1

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2017 Annual Report – International Association of Crime Analysts

Looking Forward We were blown away at the registration numbers and turnout for this year’s Annual Training Conference. As always, we were so thrilled to see hundreds of analysts coming together to learn and connect. While we acknowledge that having an amazing host city such as New Orleans might have played a tiny role in that, we firmly believe that an equally important part is the quality of the training that so many of you provide to each other, your colleagues. We love to see traditions continue on, especially when those traditions involve analysts helping other analysts in a way that helps them be more professional, and helps promote our career field in a positive way. Knowing how high the bar is set for our training courses, our annual conference and our products, it’s especially impressive to keep in mind that 100% of our association is staffed by volunteers. That being said, we aren’t content to sit on our haunches and be complacent; our amazing committee members are already gearing up to go back to the drawing board and see what else they can make even better. We hope you find this 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 www.iaca.net, or by telephone at 1-800-609-3419.

September 2017

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2017 IACA Annual Report