Professional Training Series Course Descriptions

The classes below are currently offerered by the IACA:

Advancing Policing Through Innovation & Science: A Crime Analysis Symposium for Law Enforcement Leaders

Instructor-Led

The Police Foundation and the International Association of Crime Analysts invite law enforcement executives to a highly-informative symposium that wil...[Read more]

Certification Skills: NA

Computer Applications for Crime Analysis

Instructor-Led

Computer Applications is a five-day, hands-on workshop in Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint (with the majority of the time spent on the fi...[Read more]

Certification Skills: Spreadsheets, Publications, Charting, Presentations

Crime Analysis for Smaller Jurisdictions

Instructor-Led

Crime Analysis for Smaller Jurisdictions is a two-day workshop designed to provide an introduction to Crime Analysis and an understanding of its appli...[Read more]

Certification Skills: Research Methods, Descriptive Statistics, Inferential Statistics, Qualitative Analysis, Demographic Analysis, Spatial Analysis, Reading Comprehension, Publications

Crime Mapping and Analysis

Instructor-Led

Crime Mapping is a five-day, hands-on computer-based course that covers the fundamentals of mapping crime for tactical, strategic, administrative, and...[Read more]

Certification Skills: Spatial Analysis, Data Integrity

Criminal Investigative Analysis - Web Based

Web-Based

The objective of this course is to gain an understanding of criminal investigative analysis/criminal profiling. This course will examine factors that...[Read more]

Certification Skills: n/a

Exploring Crime Analysis: Essential Skills I

Web-Based

In this 12-week online course, students will work through the first ten chapters of the IACA book entitled "Exploring Crime Analysis". The topics cove...[Read more]

Certification Skills: Fundamentals of Crime Analysis, Interpreting Crime Statistics, Critical Thinking, Criminal Behavior, Data Integrity, Research Methods, Descriptive Statistics, Inferential Statistics, Qualitative Analysis.

Exploring Crime Analysis: Essential Skills II

Web-Based

In this 12-week online course, students will work through the second ten chapters of the IACA book entitled"Exploring Crime Analysis". The topics cove...[Read more]

Certification Skills: Temporal Analysis, Demographic Analysis, Inferential Statistics, Crime Mapping, AnalyticalCharting, Effective Crime Analysis Writing, Crime Analysis Publications, Giving Effective Presentations and Working the Web (Internet and IntranetTechnology).

Foundations of Crime Analysis

Instructor-Led

Foundations of Crime Analysis explores the basic terms, concepts, and techniques of crime analysis. It is intended for new analysts, officers or execu...[Read more]

Certification Skills: Foundations of Crime Analysis, Interpreting Crime Statistics, Critical Thinking, Criminal Behavior, Data Integrity

Fundamentals of Crime Analysis - Web Based

Web-Based

The objective of this 12-week course is to expose students to a variety of analytical techniques utilized in law enforcement to describe and understan...[Read more]

Certification Skills:

MS Access for Crime Analysis

Instructor-Led

LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY USES ANALYSIS TO DRIVE EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE DEPLOYMENT STRATEGIES….sounds logical and proactive…BUT, how do you ACCESS and U...[Read more]

Certification Skills:

Problem Analysis

Instructor-Led

Problem Analysis is a four and a half-day workshop on the skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary for an analyst to identify, analyze, and help an ...[Read more]

Certification Skills: Research Methods, Descriptive Statistics, Inferential Statistics, Qualitative Analysis, Demographic Analysis, Spatial Analysis, Reading Comprehension, Publications

Tactical Crime Analysis

Instructor-Led

Tactical Crime Analysis is a five-day workshop that trains analysts in the techniques used to identify, analyze, and solve crime patterns and series. ...[Read more]

Certification Skills: Criminal Behavior, Temporal Analysis, Descriptive Statistics, Spatial Analysis, Charting, Publications, Qualitative Analysis

Telephone Toll Analysis

Instructor-Led

This hands-on computer based course will equip students with the techniques and skills to effectively analyze and interpret telephone data. Studen...[Read more]

Certification Skills:

Webinar: Convincing Your Department to Buy In to Your Crime Analysis Unit

Web-Based

Convincing your Department to "Buy In" to your Crime Analysis Unit (or Crime Analyst), and all that they provide, can be a daunting task. Addressing q...[Read more]

Certification Skills: n/a

Webinar: Best Practices for Effective Crime Analysis

Web-Based

Course Description Marketing your agency's crime analysis unit is essential to its success. This course, based on the instructor's years of experienc...[Read more]

Certification Skills: N/A

Webinar: Best Practices in Criminal Intelligence Database Management - Sponsored by Crime Tech Solutions

Web-Based

The webinar will provide an introduction to Intelligence database management, best practices & guidelines, common errors, security, and more. Crime Te...[Read more]

Certification Skills: NA

Webinar: Best Practices in Investigation Case Management - Sponsored by Case Closed Software

Web-Based

With content designed for Investigators and Detectives, the webinar ‘Best Practices in Investigation Case Management’ will provide valuable insights o...[Read more]

Certification Skills: NA

Webinar: Credit Card Fraud - How Analysts Can Assist in Complex Investigations

Web-Based

This presentation will focus on analysis of Organized Retail Crime (ORC) groups, specifically related to credit card fraud (not related to Felony Lane...[Read more]

Certification Skills: NA

Webinar: Excel Pivot Tables-When A Problem Comes Along, You Must Pivot

Web-Based

Want to impress your bosses while making less work for yourself? Ross Geller had it right: PIVOT! PIVOT! PIVOT! Creating pivot tables is a quick an...[Read more]

Certification Skills: N/A

Webinar: Excel Series 2017-01 The Basically Basics of Excel

Web-Based

This is an introductory course to Excel for users with little to no knowledge of Excel functionality. Topics covered will include a discussion of the ...[Read more]

Certification Skills: NA

Webinar: Excel Series 2017-02 Making Sense of Your Excel Data

Web-Based

Our raw data collection is impressive; now what? This module details the steps necessary to make your data useful. Topics include formatting, sorting,...[Read more]

Certification Skills: NA

Webinar: Excel Series 2017-03 Basic Charts and Graphs in Excel

Web-Based

This module focuses on the creation of charts and graphs in Excel. A discussion of the appropriate uses of each type of chart will be included, as wel...[Read more]

Certification Skills: NA

Webinar: Excel Series 2017-04 Advanced Charts and Graphs in Excel

Web-Based

This module focuses on the editing and manipulation of charts and graphs in Excel. Changing the colors, fonts, and elements of the chart will be discu...[Read more]

Certification Skills: NA

Webinar: Excel Series 2017-05 Dates and Times in Excel

Web-Based

This module focuses on the analysis of dates and times in Excel and the use in Crime Analysis. Efforts to determine day of week patterns, days between...[Read more]

Certification Skills: NA

Webinar: Excel Series 2017-06 Data Validation and Importing in Excel

Web-Based

When creating an Excel spreadsheet for yourself or an outside party, you may want to add a picklist for ease of data analysis. This module will cover ...[Read more]

Certification Skills: NA

Webinar: Excel Series 2017-07 Basic Pivot Tables in Excel

Web-Based

Pivot tables in Excel are a quick and easy way to examine large amounts of data in various ways. Basic Pivot Tables will cover the uses of Pivot table...[Read more]

Certification Skills: NA

Webinar: Excel Series 2017-08 Advanced Pivot Tables in Excel

Web-Based

Pivot tables in Excel are a quick and easy way to examine large amounts of data in various ways. Advanced Pivot Tables will expand on the manipulation...[Read more]

Certification Skills: NA

Webinar: Excel Series 2017-09 Excel Formulas and Name Manager

Web-Based

Formulas allow analysts to process data quickly and efficiently. The module will demonstrate various formulas typically used by analysts and some addi...[Read more]

Certification Skills: NA

Webinar: Excel Series 2017-10 Excel LOOKUP

Web-Based

Building on the information discussed in the Formulas and Name Manager module, LOOKUP is very useful in instances where data will be referenced repeat...[Read more]

Certification Skills: NA

Webinar: Excel Series 2017-11 Excel IF Statements

Web-Based

IF Statements are frequently avoided, often in favor of more complicated and time-consuming series of manual tasks. This module will demonstrate the ...[Read more]

Certification Skills: NA

Webinar: Excel Series 2017-12 Excel Tips, Tricks, and Questions Answered

Web-Based

This final module covers various helpful tips and tricks that analysts use in their day to day Excel work. If you have any questions, submit them by D...[Read more]

Certification Skills: NA

Webinar: In-Progress Tactical Analysis

Web-Based

It could happen to anyone, anywhere at anytime. Sadly, we live in an era of unspeakable acts of violence that could affect the lives of numerous innoc...[Read more]

Certification Skills: NA

About the Professional Training Series

Each class offered by the IACA is designed to provide a solid foundation in key skills needed to be a successful analyst.