2020 Virtual Conference

Join us for a FREE VIRTUAL Conference

Although we’re sad we won’t get to gather in person for our Annual Conference, we are very pleased to be able to provide several presentations in a virtual format! All of the presentations below are being offered completely FREE to anyone who wants to attend. Seating for each class is limited to the first 500 attendees, but we’ll do our best to record these sessions and provide the videos for access later. Check each class section for the video of that session once it’s over.

Certificates will only be provided to those who attend live and are sent out by GoToWebinar 24 hours after the webinar ends.

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Thursday, October 29th, 2020 @ 1400 EDT 

Presented by Abbigael Howard

Creating valuable products can seem like you are going through a maze. Many times, you can find yourself at a dead-end or not having a clear idea of which direction to go. By the end of this presentation, I hope each analyst will feel confident in tackling a massive amount of data, giving it the best of chance of being used, and providing the intended purpose behind it. Why perfect this skill? Analysts have so much knowledge and access to valuable intelligence that it would be a shame if we did not know how to present it to others. It is one of our responsibilities to process large data sets and put it together in products that will make people listen. By using Ventura County Sheriff’s best practices as reference, I hope to help inform and enable other analysts to create products that will grab their readers attention and make it actionable.


  1. What do you look for? What is beneficial information vs what is just empty space.
  2. How do you organize all your data? Narrow down what is important and put it together to make it readable. I will give some examples of bulletins showing the good, the bad, and the ugly.
  3. Checklist of a successful process to follow. This provides a foundation for analysts to go to work ready to make amazing products.

Watch the recording here!

Due to the large number of people participating in the virtual conference, we’re unable to provide certificates to anyone watching the video after the fact. 

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 @ 1500 EDT 

Presented by Diane Baughman

52 years of not knowing. Many people over the years came to the conclusion that no one would ever know. That was before Investigative Genetic Genealogy was introduced into cold case violent crime investigations.

With the use of DNA and Family Tree Tracing, a procedure now widely being called Investigative Genetic Genealogy, a killer has been identified. So many perpetrators of violent crimes across the country are being named using IGG. Many of these investigations had gone cold decades ago and it was often
discovered that the perpetrator was never even on the radar before IGG provided the ultimate investigative lead.

Diane Baughman will share with you what you need in order to use IGG in your own cold cases.

  • How to identify a case appropriate for IGG
  • Selling IGG as the way to solve it
  • The DNA basics and how to get the profile needed
  • Next steps to find your lead from the DNA profile
  • Building trees – tracing your target
  • Pitfalls and brick walls in this type of investigation
  • How to protect IGG as a tool for Law Enforcement

She will recap the process that lead to the solving of that 52 year-old case and provide some resources that may help in these complex investigations.

This presentation will point you in the right direction to get started with IGG in your agency and also provide some interesting information and potential new resources to someone already working in IGG investigations.

Watch the recording here! 

Due to the large number of people participating in the virtual conference, we’re unable to provide certificates to anyone watching the video after the fact. 

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 @ 1400 EDT 

Presented by Christopher Herrman

Many of the traditional neighborhood-level studies of violent crime indicate that crimes are clustered within hot spots, however, the entire neighborhood hot spot is rarely (if ever) full of crime and only a smaller percentage of street segments within the hot spot contains the highest concentrations of ‘hot spot crime’. Prior studies incorrectly assume that the spatiotemporal relationships between crime, population, and land-use/business types are both equally distributed and spatially stationary.

Crime Analysts using the Law of Crime Concentration (Pareto’s 80/20 rule) concept pointed out that not all parks are full of drug users/dealers, not all high schools have high rates of delinquency, not all bars contain high rates of assault, and not all parking lots have high rates of auto theft. In fact, many of the highest violent crime neighborhoods and violent crime hot spots in New York City contain a smaller number of hot streets (high clusters of crime) and a higher number of zero-crime streets (streets that have no reported crime). This important finding shows one of the significant strengths of street-level crime analyses – crime clusters well beyond the hot spot level.

Similarly, many of our current hot spot analyses assume that crime is evenly distributed throughout each hot spot. Crime Analysts need to take hot spot analyses to the next micro-level and study the intra-hot spot variations at the street-level. What they will (most likely) find is that a majority of the streets within the crime hot spot have very little or zero crime. Crime is so highly clustered within each hot spot that a small percentage of the hot streets within each hot spot contain a majority of the crime. This important discovery suggests that police departments can improve their resource/officer allocations by understanding the street-level variations of crime within each hot spot.

You can download the sample data and a detailed tutorial document here

Watch the recording here!

Due to the large number of people participating in the virtual conference, we’re unable to provide certificates to anyone watching the video after the fact. 

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 @ 1400 EDT 

Presented by Rhonda Maher

This presentation will be a step by step training on identifying a crime series, creating a Matrix, and then producing an actionable forecast/prediction of the next future crime in the same series. The forecast will be done in Excel spreadsheets using scientific formulas to help determine the projected date and time of when a crime will hit. The mapping and XY coordinates will be explained using calculations to determine the next most likely location of the series, to then be used with the date and time analysis to complete the forecast. Arcmap will be discussed to show the XY coordinates on geocoded locations to determine the next hit location. In addition, since not all agencies have a mapping program available, Google maps will be used as an alternative to a mapping program in which each student will learn how to identify the XY’s in Google and what to do with them in Excel in order to determine the future XY coordinates.
Each student will be given a workable Excel spreadsheet from which to work on their own computer. The Internet will also be used for training in the Google browser. Download the reference documents below.
Due to the large number of people participating in the virtual conference, we’re unable to provide certificates to anyone watching the video after the fact. 

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 @ 1000 EDT 

Presentado por Patricio Tudela Ph.D  

  1. Nuevas demandas en análisis de información y toma de decisiones
  2. Integración del análisis criminal con el análisis de la seguridad, la gestión del riesgo y las emergencias
  3. Cambios emergentes en el nicho habitual de los analistas criminales: panorama en América Latina en la última década.
  4. Interoperabilidad en los sistemas de seguridad y de salud, factores claves en la labor de los analistas criminales en sistemas de emergencias y respuesta.  
  5. Rol potencial de los analistas en la modernización y reforma en los servicios de seguridad pública y de justicia penal, la priorización de tipos de análisis y productos de información.
  6. Síntesis: Nuevas áreas de desempeño, nuevas prioridades y retos de los analistas criminales en las políticas públicas en la región.

Target – Audiencia: Analistas criminales, tomadores de decisión, personas de las área de gestión de información, la ejecución de programas de prevención, seguridad pública – ciudadana y política criminal.

Cuáles son los retos del los AC en la región Patricio Tudela 22.09.20 VP

Debido a la gran cantidad de personas que participan en la conferencia virtual, no podemos proporcionar certificados a nadie que vea el video después del hecho.

Thursday, October 1st, 2020 @ 1600 EDT 

Presented by Barbara Kidd

What is social network analysis (SNA)? SNA is basically the  same as link charting, right? Isn’t SNA only for agencies dealing with large gang networks or human trafficking rings? Come to SNA for Complete Beginners to find out! If you think SNA is synonymous with social networking or social media, this presentation is for you. If you’ve heard of SNA but can’t decide if it belongs in your analytical toolbox, this presentation is for you. (Hint: unless your agency only deals with criminals who are perpetually single and childless orphans living on un-inhabited islands, the answer might be yes!) Finally, you guessed it, this presentation is for you if you know just enough about SNA to recognize its value, but have no clue how to begin your SNA journey.

In SNA for Complete Beginners, the presenter will draw from her training and recent experiences to give a high-level overview of social network analysis. This overview will differentiate SNA from social media and from social networking, but will also touch on how both social media and social networking can provide topics/material for SNA. Entry level key terms and concepts will be covered. The presenter will give a brief beginner-oriented walk through of Gephi and Ora, which are two programs practitioners can use to conduct SNA. (Note: Both programs are either free or have a fully-functional free version. Commercials aren’t necessarily bad, but this presentation will not involve any.) Finally, the presenter will cover tips and resources for future self-directed exploratory learning.

SNA for Complete Beginners will not give you a magic wand to solve all your complex criminal network problems. It will not instantaneously transform you into an advanced SNA practitioner. It will not answer all of your SNA questions. Presented from the standpoint of a co-learner rather than a veteran practitioner, the presenter is uniquely qualified to help you overcome hurdles to entry level SNA. If you want to add social network analysis to your analytic toolbox and don’t know where to start, SNA for Complete Beginners will get you started on your journey.

Download the class materials here:

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1 – CORE LAB SNA Codebook

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Draft SNA Project Theft + Fencing Codebook

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Watch the recording here! Due to the large number of people participating in the virtual conference, we’re unable to provide certificates to anyone watching the video after the fact. 

Exhibitor-Led Webinars

The webinars below are being offered FREE of charge to all attendees. These companies had previously sponsored in-person exhibitor-led sessions prior to the cancellation of our 2020 Annual Training Conference in Chicago, IL. Please contact the respective exhibitor if you have questions.

Seminarios Web dirigidos por expositores

Los seminarios web se ofrecen GRATIS a todos los asistentes. Estas empresas habían patrocinado previamente sesiones presenciales dirigidas por expositores antes de la cancelación de nuestra Simposio Anual de Capacitación 2020 en Bogotá.  Comuníquese con el expositor respectivo si tiene alguna pregunta.

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 @ 1300 ET 

Presented by Jake Creps & Mike Pekala

Learn how to do manual investigations on Telegram and TikTok including profile discovery, content extraction, and advanced network analysis all from your web browser. This course will show you the latest open source intelligence techniques to take you beyond search engine results, revealing potentially valuable information in the deep web. Upgrade your investigation capabilities and add more value to your organization with this tutorial from Skopenow.

Register here. Seating is limited to the first 1,000 registrants.

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 @ 1300 ET

Presented by Johnmichael O’Hare, Lt. Hartford (CT) Police, Retired

Data Breaches and Leaks have long been a source of relevant sometimes invaluable information. IN this webinar will explore operational security. We will also delve into the intelligence gathering techniques and resources that make these leaks the foundations of Data leaks/breaches and the potential threats they pose to your organization and, once they become open source, a crucial tool in any investigation.

Register here

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 @ 1000 ET

Presented by Ginger Boniedot, Client Success Manager

Your job as a Crime Analyst is crucial to Law Enforcement. We’ll show you how to use LeadsOnline to find criminal patterns to predict behavior and stop the crime before it occurs.

We’ll also show you how to let your cases run themselves. The new Real Time Crime System will run your cases automatically, instantly and repeatedly. Real Time Crime coupled with your LeadsOnline search will take your investigations to the next level.

Expect the call details to be emailed to you about a week in advance. If you don’t already have your LeadsOnline account set up, please visit www.leadsonline.com to register.

We’ll miss seeing your smiling faces this year but we’re looking forward to seeing you virtually!

New York City Repeat Offenders Caught
“Our precinct got a Car Break where a Male broke into a vehicle while a Female was the lookout. The video of the incident gave us little facial recognition to work with, but we were able to filter out known car break perpetrators, where we came across an individual and a possible known associate. When I conducted a LeadsOnline search of the two, I came across EcoATM transactions which contained the two individuals together, confirming their association with each other, along with perfect, up-to-date photos of both. They were arrested a few days after.”

Crime Analyst Christopher Bruno
New York City Police Department
New York

Register here. Seating is limited to the first 200 registrations.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 @ 1400 ET

Presented by Tyler Smith, Detective, Murfreesboro Police with GeoTime

Join us on this webinar where Murfreesboro TN Police Detective Tyler Smith walks through a complex fraud case he worked on. He will cover his experience with:

  • Finding and associating burner phones to known suspects
  • Using multiple sets of phone records to prove that two suspects worked together to commit fraud across southeast USA
  • The methods in which he approached this single case, inadvertently uncovering a pattern of financial crimes and helping detectives in another state

Register here

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 @ 1300 ET

Presented by Robert Dugan, Senior Vice President Data Solutions

In the world of Social Media, Emails and Open Source Technology, where can you find the data you need that provides a rich source of information to assist in your investigations? Data is available through a litany of channels, platforms and organizations. Where does this information come from and who are the core sources? Taught by an industry insider, learn the key differences amongst the various providers within the data industry along with effectively interpreting results.  You will discover how to understand the value and differences amongst the numerous tools available to law enforcement agencies and major private sector organizations.

Registration here.

Monday, October 12th, 2020 @ 1500 ET

Presented by Tim Masshardt, Partner/Chief Intelligence Officer

Submitting and assigning requests can be a cumbersome process without the correct program. IRIS has been designed specifically with law enforcement agencies in mind to help streamline the intelligence request and dissemination process.

Registration here. Seating is limited to the first 100 registrants.

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 @ 1400 ET

Presented by Brady J. Mills, Director of Law Enforcement Outreach

This workshop is being made available to members of the IACA to provide an overview of the scrap recycling industry and instruction on the use of ScrapTheftAlert.com. Metals theft in general, and copper theft in particular, continues to be a substantial problem in the United States. As part of their efforts to work with law enforcement in fighting metals theft, scrap recycling members of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) operate the ScrapTheftAlert.com system. This proactive online theft alert system is available to law enforcement, recyclers, and property owners free of charge.

Register here. Seating is limited to the first 500 registrations.

Martes 27 de octubre de 2020 @ 1000 ET

Anfitrión : Ing. Isaac Hop Cohen / COBWEBS TECNOLOGIES

COBWEBS, Director de Ventas y Pre-Ventas para Latinoamérica

7 años de experiencia con sistemas de Inteligencia táctica y estratégica en Latinoamérica y medio oriente.

Ha ayudado a varias agencias gubernamentales y de ley de la región a implementar Sistemas de Inteligencia con el fin de mejorar sus capacidades de investigación.

Ponente Invitado – Maestro Francisco Javier Martínez Bonilla \ Fiscalía General de la Nación Colombia

Jefe de la Sección de Análisis Criminal – Dirección Cuerpo Técnico de Investigaciones. Nivel Central.

Experto en el análisis del comportamiento criminal y perfilación, manejo de casos priorizados en delitos contra el terrorismo, estructuras criminales y crímenes violentos. 

En nuestro próximo seminario web, exploraremos el papel cada vez más importante de las fuentes abiertas y las redes profundas para las agencias de investigación y de ley, como parte de las investigaciones de OSINT. Nuestro invitado distinguido el Maestro Francisco Javier Martínez Bonilla de la Fiscalía General de la Nación de Colombia compartirá su experiencia en el uso de la plataforma de investigación OSINT para agilizar y permitir una investigación criminal eficiente y resolver casos pendientes.

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miércoles 28 de octubre de 2020 @ 1000 ET

En nuestra charla exploraremos las herramientas que ofrece la plataforma ArcGIS para el análisis criminal e inteligencia, y como estas herramientas han apoyado la labor de la Policía Nacional de Colombia. El CR. Andrés Felipe Segura nos compartirá su experiencia con el uso de la Plataforma ArcGIS.

Ponente invitado: CR. Andrés Felipe Segura – Jefe del Área del Servicio de Policía de la Dirección de Seguridad Ciudadana de la Policía Nacional de Colombia

Ing. Juan Carlos Álvarez– Ingeniero Catastral y Geodesta, Especialista en SIG, Especialista en Geoestadistica- Ingeniero de Solución para el sector Defensa y Seguridad Nacional en Esri Colombia

Jorge Eduardo Ramirez Sanabria – Magíster en investigación criminal – 25 años de servicio en la Policía- Ingeniero de Soluciones para el sector Defensa y Seguridad Nacional en Esri Colombia

Ing. Laura Méndez– Ingeniera de Sistemas- Ingeniera de Mercadeo Técnico para el sector Defensa y Seguridad Nacional en Esri Colombia

¡Mira la grabación aquí!.

Presimposio de Análisis Criminal Policía Nacional de Colombia & IACA 27- 28 de octubre de 2020

This training was created with the goal to showcase to the audience some of the presentations line up for the future upcoming symposium in Colombia.

Esta capacitación fue creada con el objetivo de mostrar a la audiencia algunas de las presentaciones programadas para el futuro próximo simposio en Colombia.

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