The IACA depends on committees and appointed positions (committees of one) to accomplish most of its major goals. The IACA bylaws establish certain permanent committees such as the Ethics Committee, the Parliamentarian, and the Conference Committee. Others are created by the Executive Board to manage certain projects, such as the Training Committee and the Publications Committee.
Each committee receives a charter that spells out its goals, restrictions, resources, and guidelines. Charters are intended to give committees guidance and parameters in the absence of day-to-day management from the Executive Board.
Committee members are assigned to one of four levels based on the amount of work entailed by the goals of the committee. Level 1 is free membership and $100 off the conference registration; Level 2 is free membership and free conference registration and $100 off any Professional Training Series; Level 3 is free membership, free conference registration, free training series courses, and all expenses paid to the conference; Level 4 is the same as Level 3 except the person is considered part of the IACA’s leadership team and participates in Board meetings and strategic planning sessions. These levels are established by the Board as a matter of policy, not by the bylaws.
Current Committees & Appointed Positions
The IACA currently has the following committees and appointed positions:
The Awards Committee is in charge of the annual bulletin contest, the presidents’ award, the membership award, the board award, and the lifetime achievement award. They organize the award process and procure the physical awards.
The Certification Commission administers the IACA’s Certified Law Enforcement Analyst (CLEA) program, reviewing applicants’ criteria, delivering the certification exam, and setting certification policy. They are responsible for updating certification materials and arranging for international adaptations of the certification test.
Current commission members:
- Jonathan Alston - Royal Canadian Mounted Police
- Pamela Delaney - City of Rochester, NY
- Noah Fritz - Tempe Police Department
- Michele Kennedy - Douglas County Sheriff's Office
The Conference Committee is the oldest and one of the most important IACA committees, planning and running the IACA Annual Training Conference, including training, registration, facilities, food, activities, entertainment, promotions, and other logistics. The Conference Committee spends the entire year planning each annual training conference.
Current committee members:
- Mary Bertuccelli - Scottsdale Police Department
- Amanda Carr-Clark -
- Kristen Jacoby - Denver Police Department
Discussion List Administration
This small committee manages subscriptions to the IACA Discussion List and IACA Announce List, and moderates postings to the former, ensuring that they keep in compliance with the discussion list guidelines.
The Ethics Committee investigates ethical grievances received from IACA members concerning other IACA members, IACA committees, IACA projects, or IACA board members. After investigating, they recommend sanctions or resolutions based on the grievances.
Current committee members:
- Michael Dwyer - Alachua County Sheriff's Office
- Jeri Elliott - Westminster Police Department
- Charlene Estes - Lincoln Police Department
- Suzanna Howard - Tustin Police Department
- Herbert Kuehne - Sioux City Police Department
- Christopher Mowbray - Royal Canadian Mounted Police
- Rita Nestor - Victoria Police Force
The Mail Assistant is an appointed position who processes the IACA’s physical mail. He or she picks up the mail at our Overland Park, Kansas post office box and distributes it to the appropriate IACA board members and committees.
The Publications Director is in charge of the IACA’s books, journals, pamphlets, and other publications, including translations. A new position in 2011, the Publications Director is currently working on an enterprise-level publications plan for the association.
Standards, Methods, and Technology Committee. This committee, abbreviated SMT, researches and recommends IACA positions on analytical techniques, methodologies, and technologies. Just starting in 2011, their primary outputs will be a series of white papers that inform training, certification, publications, and other IACA projects.
The Symposium Committee plans and runs the IACA’s annual spring symposium, a two-day event held each year outside the United States.
The Technology Director manages the IACA’s technology products, including the web site, social media presence, and telecommunications. He or she acts as a liaison to all other committees for their technology needs. This web site is the primary responsibility of the Technology Director, and it includes both programming and content development.
Run by the Training Director, the Training Committee administers the IACA’s Professional Training Series, planning and delivering the core courses, special contract classes, international classes and, soon, online classes. The Committee selects instructors, approves curriculums, tracks registrations and payment, and handles all other logistics associated with IACA training except the training offered at the Conference and the Symposium.