The Awards Committee is in charge of overseeing, administering and ensuring the integrity of various IACA awards, contest and scholarships and find fun and motivating ways to recognize IACA members’ contributions to their jurisdictions and to the profession of crime analysis.
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.
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.
The Election Committee coordinates and administers an annual election process for IACA Executive Board positions in a fair and impartial manner consistent with the IACA Bylaws and detailed guidelines set forth by the committee.
The Membership Committee helps process new and renewing IACA memberships, keeps the membership database current and organized, and otherwise helps the Vice President of Membership with his duties. The committee’s efforts in 2018 and 2019 helped manage a record-high volume of members and process applications and renewals swiftly and efficiently. In early 2019, the committee had to adjust operations to accommodate a new web site, database, and commerce system.
The Mentoring Program pairs new members with veteran members who can provide advice on topics like skill development, better integration within the agency, dealing with difficult co-workers, and designing quality crime analysis products. The Mentoring Committee in 2019 finally recruited enough mentors to pair with its list of mentees. They worked with the Educational and Student Affairs Committee to establish a mentoring program specific to students and began a systematic process of surveying mentors and mentees about their experiences.
The Publications Committee develops current and relevant information to share with crime analysts, IACA committees, members of law enforcement (including senior leadership), researchers, and the broader public that supports and promotes the growth, institutionalization, and professionalism in the field of crime analysis.
The Regional Associations Committee (RAC) provide support to local and regional crime analyst associations affiliated with the IACA. This committee exists to improve communications between regional crime analysis associations, assist members wishing to establish new regional associations in their areas, provide information on the creation, standards, protocols and best practices of longstanding organizations, assist regional associations with conference planning and training initiatives.
The Technology Director manages the IACA’s technology products, including the website, social media presence, and telecommunications. The committee acts as a liaison to all other committees for their technology needs. This website is the primary responsibility of the Technology Director, and it includes both programming and content development. This team also manages the IACA GIS Portal.
Manny San Pedro
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 curriculum, tracks registrations and payment, and handles all other logistics associated with IACA training except the training offered at the Conference and the Symposium.