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.
Susan C. Smith recently retired from law enforcement, following a 22-year-career, mostly as a crime analyst for the Overland Park and Shawnee, Kansas Police Departments. She is currently the Director of Operations for Bair Analytics. She is also an adjunct professor at Johnson County Community College, Regis University, Tiffin University, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City and an Adjunct Policy Analyst for RAND, Corporation under the NIJ Center of Excellence.
Susan is the President of the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA) and a Past-President for the Mid-America Regional Crime Analysis Network (MARCAN). She has been the committee chair the IACA’s annual training conference several times, guided both the implementation of the IACA Professional Training Series and the Standards, Methods and Technology Committee.
Susan previously represented crime analysts on a federal Geospatial Technical Working Group which helped to identify gaps in technology in the field. She was a Crime Mapping and Analysis Program (CMAP) Certified Instructor under NLECTC and consulted for the South Carolina Research Authority.
Susan was the 2002 recipient of the Presidential Award for Meritorious Contributions to the IACA. She was the 2006 recipient of the Sister Mary Mark Orr Pioneer Spirit Alumni Award for outstanding career success. Susan holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Services/Criminal Justice and a Master of Science in Management, both from University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas. She is pursuing a PhD in Philosophy - Public Policy and Administration, specializing in Criminal Justice and is currently finishing her dissertation.
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Vice-President of Administration
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Vice-President of Membership
Ericka Jackson has been a Crime Analyst for the Gainesville Police Department (Florida) since March of 2002. Prior to working for GPD she worked for DynCorp as an Asset Forfeiture Analyst where she gained statistical, investigative research and analytical experience on her assignment to the Gainesville Resident Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Ericka received her certification in Internet Technology Support from Santa Fe Community College and in June 2004 became a Certified Law Enforcement Analyst through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s (FDLE) analyst training academy program.
Active involvement and dedication to the profession on the local, state and international level is evident as she has presented at numerous trainings, conferences and symposiums. She also served as Subject Matter Expert for FDLE’s analyst academy and certification program where she helped to develop curriculums which are now pre-requisites for attending. In addition, Ms. Jackson is an active member of the Florida Crime and Intelligence Analyst Association (FCIAA) where she served on the 2006 Training Conference Committee in Orlando, Chaired the 2007 Training Conference in Gainesville and served on the Executive Board as Secretary in 2007/2008. Service to the IACA in various capacities includes being a 2005 Conference Committee Member (Bulletins and Door Prizes), being the List Service Moderator in 2007, serving on the 2008/2009 Strategic Planning Committee and Chairing the 2008 IACA/FCIAA Joint Training Conference held in St. Pete Beach, FL.
For her service, Mrs. Jackson has been presented with awards and recognitions including: GPD’s Outstanding Unit Citation in 2003, Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Drug Law Enforcement in 2004, Ebony Appreciation Award for Being a Pioneering Spirit in her Career in 2005, Certificate of Appreciate from United States Marshals Service in 2008 and the 2009 IACA Executive Board Award for Meritorious Contribution to the Mission of the IACA.
Ericka continues to exhibit her dedication to enthusiasm, professionalism and leadership by serving as the newly elected 2010/2013 IACA Vice President of Membership.
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Dawn Clausius is a Police Intelligence Analyst with the Olathe Kansas Police Department and has been an analyst for the past seven years. Prior to being an analyst, Dawn was a police officer with the Prairie Village Kansas Police Department for nine years. Dawn was a Patrol Officer, a Field Training Officer, academy Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor and a Crime Prevention Officer at the department. As a Crime Prevention Officer, Dawn was also tasked with the duty as Crime Analyst and filled the position for four years.
Dawn earned her B.G.S. in Psychology from the University of Kansas in 1997 and her M.S. in Criminal Justice from Boston University in 2010. Dawn is currently serving her second term as the Secretary for the IACA, the past President of the Mid-America Regional Crime Analysis Network (M.A.R.C.A.N.) and an instructor for the IACA. Dawn was also the recipient of the IACA Membership Award in 2008 and was awarded Civilian of the Year in 2008 for the Olathe Kansas Police Department.
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Tamara Otley works for the Fullerton Police Department in California as their Crime Analyst. She has been in the field since 2002, working first for the Orange County Sheriff's Bomb Squad, and then the Brea Police Department, where she earned a Certificate of Commendation from the Chief of Police. She obtained her Certification as a Crime and Intelligence Analyst through California State University Fullerton/CA DOJ and completed the coursework for her certification as a Geographic Profiling Analyst through California State University Long Beach.
Tamara has been a guest lecturer for Cal State Fullerton’s "The Law Enforcement Function" class and gave presentations on Crime Mapping at the 2007 Geospatial Technologies and 2009 Versadex User Conferences.
For 18 years, prior to her Law Enforcement career, she worked in computer consulting, financial management and bookkeeping. Growing up Tamara lived in Ohio, Illinois, Brussels Belgium, Zaire (now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo), and graduated high school from the Rift Valley Academy in Kijabe, Kenya, East Africa.
Tamara welcomes the opportunity to work with Analysts on a national and international level. She is very passionate about Crime Analysis and wants to do everything she can to help cement the Crime Analysis profession's legitimacy and catapult it into the future.
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Christopher W. Bruce started his crime analysis career at the Cambridge (MA) Police Department Crime Analysis Unit in 1994, and he moved to the Danvers (MA) Police Department from 2001-2010. He became President of the International Association of Crime Analysts in 2007 after serving six years as Vice President of Administration. He was also President of the Massachusetts Association of Crime Analysts (MACA) between 2000 and 2004. He is now contracted as an analytical specialist for the Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety program. His publications include Better Policing with Microsoft Office 2007 (2009, with Mark Stallo) and Spatial Statistics in Crime Analysis: Using CrimeStat III (2008/2011, with Susan Smith).
Bruce frequently teaches crime analysis topics at various venues in the U.S. and other countries. He has lectured at 14 IACA conferences, 13 MACA conferences, and many other regional crime analysis conferences. He has taught crime mapping and analysis for the NIJ Crime Mapping and Analysis Program (CMAP), and he is a lecturer for Suffolk University, Tiffin University, the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and Westfield State University. His personal interests include jazz, classical music, musical theatre, classic films, and a lifelong quest to find America's best steakhouse.
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