IACA International Outreach Committee (IOC)

Yarisa Walsh, CFE, CCIP- Chair of the International Outreach Committee (ioc-director@iaca.net)

I am a visionary, detail-oriented and technology focus professional with over seventeen years of demonstrated crime analysis experience in the matters of card fraud, cybercrime, white-collar crimes, and various financial-related crimes. I have expertise in high profile cases and have assisted in the prosecution of criminals across the United State.

As the Chair of IACA’s International Outreach Committee, I am proud to lead a diverse and talented team whose primary focus is developing a global framework of crime analysis policy and practices. My team and I look forward to expanding and advancing crime analysis worldwide to build stronger and safer communities.

Meet the International Outreach Committee (IOC) team:

Christopher Bruce, BS, MS – Assistant Professor 

Christopher Bruce is a professor of criminal justice at Husson University in Bangor, Maine. He was a crime analyst for 17 years in Massachusetts and for 10 years was a self-employed consultant, trainer, and technical assistance provider in the areas of crime analysis and data-driven policing. He was on the board of the IACA between 2000 and 2019, serving as vice president of administration, vice president of membership, and president.

Jacob Baisley – Intelligence Analyst (ioc-uk@iaca.net)

Jacob is a professional Intelligence Analyst and aspiring Data Scientist with a decade of project delivery experience in government, intelligence and policing. Jacob is currently working for the Kent Police Innovation Task Force delivering sophisticated analysis to tackle law enforcement problems for front line staff and officers.

Anne-Laure B. Del Cerro – Chair of the Translation Subcommittee (ioc-translations@iaca.net)

Anne-Laure Del Cerro was born and raised in Paris, France, prior to moving to New York State to attend college. Ms. Del Cerro obtained an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Fulton-Montgomery Community College. She also holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Criminal Justice from the University of Albany where she was the recipient of the Valedictorian Award. Anne-Laure Del Cerro is now the Technology Coordinator for the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Crime Analysis Center Network. Prior to that role, she worked for eleven years at the Capital Region Crime Analysis Center located in Upstate New York as a Crime Analyst then as a Lead Crime Analyst and IT Coordinator . Ms. Del Cerro is a New York State Level 1 Certified Analyst and is also the Secretary of the New York State Association of Law Enforcement Analysts (NYALEA).

Members of the Translation Subcommittee

  • Dr. Agnes Aponte Muñoz – Elearning Specialist + LE / Intelligence Analyst Advisor (USA)
  • Alexander Wagner – Director of Research Analytics, Emory University (USA) – Language : German
  • Alexander Gulde – Special Projects Coordinator, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Investigations and Forensic Science (USA) – Language : German
  • Andreas Olligschlaeger, Ph.D. – Senior Research Scientist, Marinus Analytics (USA) – Language : German
  • Brenda Trocio – Crime & Intelligence Analyst, City of Henderson PD (USA) – Language : Spanish
  • Cilia Maria Ruiz-Paz – Crime Analyst Manager, Miami Beach PD (USA) – Languages : Spanish / French
  • Marcelo Cáceres – Prosecutor’s Office in (Chile) – Language : Spanish
  • Manuel Medina – Financial Intelligence Analyst, Basel Institute on Governance (Switzerland) – Language : Spanish
  • Rafael Rossi – Captain, Intelligence Division Chief, Santa Catarina Estate PD(Brazil) – Language : Portuguese
  • Wellington Clay Porcino Silva – Commissioner, Strategic Management Coordinator, Brazilian Federal Police (Brazil) – Language : Portuguese

Mick Sachdeva-Chair of the Subcommittee on Canadian Development (ioc-canada@iaca.net)

Mick Sachdeva has been a Criminal Intelligence Analyst for 20+ years, working on several different portfolios for two of Southern Ontario’s largest Police Services. Recently he has been involved in designing and supporting Criminal Intelligence infrastructure, to assist analysts in their day to day activities. Focusing on practical application, through innovative IT solutions, he has successfully changed business processes in many key departments, allowing Peel to develop a strong analytical foundation from which to take crime analysis to the next level. Mick has recently been promoted to Assistant Manager – Analytics, where he plays a pivotal role in further developing both the infrastructure and the analytical team. Mick, is a University of Toronto graduate in Mathematics & Computer Science, holds advanced certification in crime analysis through The International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts, and has completed his Masters in Analytics at Queen’s Business School He frequently speaks at events across North America, and his concept of Proactive Traffic Enforcement was featured on CTV’s W5, a nationally aired current affairs and documentary program.

Currently Mick is working on applying data science techniques to many of today’s policing problems. From predictive policing to staffing models and deployment of frontline resources, to leveraging intelligence by connecting and modeling datasets, Mick’s insights and experience help police leaders better understand their data.

Mick is also the President of the local IALEIA Chapter in Southern Ontario and is an adjunct professor in Crime Analysis at Humber College in Toronto. When he is not working, he enjoys his beautiful family and playing golf, hockey and is an avid chess enthusiast.

Members of the Subcommittee on Canadian Development

  • Kim Audette – Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Canada)
  • Monica Deters – Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Canada)
  • Scott Bennet – Edmonton Police Service (Canada)

Emely Castañeda- Co-Chair of the Subcommittee on Latin American Development (ioc-latam@iaca.net)

Emely Castañeda joined the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department September of 2001. She has been a crime analyst for approx. 18 years and has worked multiple assignments from patrol to task forces to investigations. She is currently assigned to the OSS Bureau, essentially county wide gangs for all of Los Angeles. Emely has a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and a master’s degree in Public Administration, both from CSU Dominguez Hills.

Héctor Alfredo Amaya Cristancho- Co-Chair of the Subcommittee on Latin American Development (ioc-latam@iaca.net)

A police professional since 1988 with experience in the development of innovation and institutional transformation projects, during the last 10 years in Colombia he has promoted the professional development of criminal analysts, forming a network of more than 800 people who in Colombia develop this activity in different public sector entities. He is currently doing a similar work in the Dominican Republic. Hector is a former teacher and director of the School of Criminal Investigation of the National Police.

Members of the Subcommittee on Latin American Development

  • Clara Yanira Porras Palacios – Ret-Colonel (Colombia)
  • Erin Nelson – Investigative Analyst (United States)
  • Dr. Patricio Tudela – Chief of Crime Analysis (Chile)
  • Jesús Camacho – Ret-Colonel (Venezuela)
  • Óscar Santiago Quintos – Director of National Office of Drug Control Policies (México)

About The International Outreach Committee

The International Outreach Committee exists to represent the interests of our increasingly diverse membership. Our goal is to ensure that the products and services of the IACA are relevant, valuable and accessible to our global community of analysts.

We help recruit new members from unrepresented nations, represent the association to non-North American organizations and interests, and advocate for international interests among existing IACA positions and committees. Late 2018/2019 has seen the creation of three new sub-committees to act as regional hubs for the IACA in Latin America, Africa and Europe. Their primary goal is to best support the growing membership in each of their regions through training, certification and mentoring. The new webinars in Spanish are all thanks to the Latin-American subcommittee working in collaboration with IACA’s Training committee, and plans are already underway for the 2020 International Symposium – watch this space!

The IOC are also leading on an ambitious project to help us better reflect the needs and interests of its increasingly diverse membership. As all good analysts know, this starts with understanding the landscape, so we have established a survey in multiple languages which will enable members to paint a picture of the crime analysis profession in their region. Not only will this be an incredibly interesting research piece, it will highlight to the IOC how we can best provide for our international members. To participate in this survey, please click on your preferred language:




Each year, the IOC works hard to support our international members at the annual conference, indeed last year saw our first ever presentations in Spanish, and this year is no different!  We’re currently on schedule to see more international members attending and presenting than ever before!  We welcome speakers and members from all countries!  We will be arranging several internationally-focussed networking events including an international luncheon which is always a highlight of the week.

Recent International Activities:

  • In October 2019, Rachel Carson spent a week delivering training in crime analysis to the National Police of Ukraine in Kyiv. This was delivered under the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP). At the end of the training, all 30 students received the first four chapters of the IACA publication ‘Exploring Crime Analysis: Readings on Essential Skills’ translated in to Ukrainian.
  • In December 2018, with the support of Friedrich ‘Sam’ Steiner, the IACA co-hosted an International Crime Analysis Conference in Munich, Germany, with the Bavarian State Office of Criminal Investigation, drawing speakers from all over the world and analysts from 18 European countries
  • In October 2018, Yarisa Walsh attended the IX Latin-American Conference on Crime Analysis and provided support to members in the field of crime analysis in continuing with plans afoot to provide training and grow membership across the country. During the conference, Yarisa met with delegates from  Latin America countries and members of national and local police agencies, district attorney`s offices, local government and other entities involved in the promotion and advance developing skills of crime analysts
  • In October 2018 Manny San Pedro attended the conference hosted by the Comisión Nacional de Seguridad in Monterrey, Mexico. Manny was a panelist discussing Crime Analysis Certification along with Nicole Marie Saviñón Lutrell (Secretariado Ejecutivo de Nuevo León) and Javier Osorio Zago (Arizona University).  This was a great opportunity to grow the membership and increase participation and involvement of the analysts in Mexico.
  • In early 2018, member Emely Varela travelled to Ecuador on behalf of the IACA to present at and attend the Seminariro Internacional Del Analysis Criminal a la Politica Publica. It was the 7th conference put on by the Ministerio del Interior De Ecuador and allowed for opportunities to network and share methods, experiences, and current events with Ecuador’s Analysts, Administrators, and Academics
  • In Oct 2017, Rachel Carson presented on cyber crime analysis on behalf of the IACA at the 2nd International crime analysis summit in Santiago, hosted by the Carabineros de Chile. Support for the Carabineros is continuing with plans afoot to provide training and grow membership across the country
  • In May 2017 Manny San Pedro presented at a symposium hosted by the Colegio Mexicano de Analisis y Desarrollo Estrategico, the first symposium of its kind in Mexico. It was well supported by top Mexican Officials on a Federal, State and Municipal level. The Colegio is an academic institution focused on the training of professional analysts both in the public and private sectors. Its foundation is a response to the need for a professional association to support the analyst community in Mexico. The symposium resulted in a large increase in IACA membership from Mexico.

The IOC continues to maintain liaisons with all major IACA committees to advocate international interests, but we always welcome any ideas from members on what else we can be doing. We also provide a lot of translation support to other IACA committees and members so if you would like to help us with our translations, please do reach out.  We look forward to hearing from you!


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