IACA Executive Board
The International Association of Crime Analysts was formed in 1990 to help crime analysts around the world improve their skills and make valuable contacts, to help law enforcement agencies make the best use of crime analysis, and to advocate for standards of performance and technique within the profession itself. We accomplish these goals through training, networking, and publications.
Dr. Noah Fritz is the Strategic Planning, Analysis and Research Center (SPARC) Supervisor at the Tempe Police Department and the past Crime Analysis Manager at the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Noah returned to the "field" of crime analysis after spending five years as an Assistant Professor in the Criminal Justice & Criminology Department at Metropolitan State University of Denver. His primary area of research is Crime Mapping, Crime Analysis and Geographic Information Systems. He was the previous Director and Founder of the Crime Mapping and Analysis Program (CMAP)—a U.S. Department of Justice sponsored training and technical assistance program; and served as the Deputy Director of NLECTC; and a previous two term President of the IACA (2000-2006).
Most notable accomplishments include a Doctorate in Justice and Social Inquiry from Arizona State University, a Master’s from same and undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Illinois State University. He has authored articles in the Sociological Quarterly, the Encyclopedia of Criminology and Deviant Behavior, is a co-author of Exploring Crime Analysis (2004); and appeared nationally on ABC's Weekend News Edition featuring crime mapping and has been featured on public radio in Australia where he provided consulting services to the Victoria Police Department. Noah enjoys camping, hiking and golf; and spending time outdoors with his family and friends.
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Vice-President of Administration
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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Vice-President of Membership
Christopher W. Bruce was elected Vice President of Membership 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 5 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 Data-Driven 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 Smart Policing Initiative, the BJA National Training and Technical Assistance Center, and the OJP Diagnostic Center. He is also a project manager on a BJA grant to provide training in crime analysis to police executives.
Christopher serves on the adjunct faculty of Tiffin University and Western Oregon University and frequently teaches classes through the IACA. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, classic films, and jazz.
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Brandi Christon is a crime analyst with Fort Collins Police Services. Before returning home to Colorado in 2013, she held a grant-funded position with the Arlington (TX) Police Department's Crime Analysis Unit for 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. Her earlier positions in law enforcement included working in a county jail and an internal affairs office for two Idaho agencies.
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. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, camping and photography, or anything else that gives her an excuse to head to the mountains.
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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. Huachuca 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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The Executive Board is governed by the IACA Bylaws. Any member is eligible to run for a board position, each of which is elected for a period of three years. No board member can serve more than two consecutive terms.
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