IACA Training Committee (TC)

Kyle Stoker – Chair of the Training Committee (training@iaca.net)

Kyle J. Stoker has been the crime analyst for the Raytown, MO Police Department since 2010. Kyle also serves the Raytown Police Department as a member of the Crisis Negotiation Team, Peer Support Team, and Public Information Unit. Kyle holds a bachelor’s degree in justice studies from Pittsburg State University. He serves as the Training Director for the IACA and is a Past President of MARCAN. Kyle has presented to law enforcement audiences on behalf of MARCAN and IACA and has guest lectured to criminal justice students at several local universities. Kyle has received several awards of note including the Raytown Police Department’s Civilian of the Year award in 2014, the IACA’s Board Award for meritorious service in 2013, and the IACA Ambassador Award in 2016.

Angela Backer-Hines –  Online and In-Person Class Coordinator

Angela Backer-Hines has been an analyst since 2004 and has been the Crime Analyst and Computer Forensic Examiner for the Eagan (MN) Police Department since 2014. Angela has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Forensic Science from Hamline University and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Behavior from Tiffin University. She is a Certified Law Enforcement Analyst through the IACA and a Criminal Intelligence Certified Analyst through the IALEIA. Angela has presented at a number of local law enforcement trainings and has guest lectured at several local colleges. She was awarded Analyst of the year from the Minnesota Tri-County Law Enforcement Association in 2018.

Sabrina Potts – Webinar Coordinator

Sabrina Potts has been in crime analysis since 2009 first as a volunteer at Shawnee, KS, then as a full-time analyst with Olathe, KS PD and then Shawnee, KS PD. She studied at Missouri State University and obtained her Bachelors in Criminology and Masters in Criminal Justice. She obtained her IACA Certification in August of 2019. She currently serves as the IACA Webinar Coordinator and has served as the Mid-America Regional Crime Analysis Network (MARCAN) VP of Membership and President.

Lakhpinder Takhar – Contracts Coordinator

Annie Thompson – Curriculum Approval Sub-Committee

Metre Lewis – Curriculum Approval Sub-Committee

Eugene Matthews – Curriculum Approval Sub-Committee

Charles Russo –  Curriculum Approval Sub-Committee

Dr. Charles M. Russo, IFPC is a retired (20 year) US Intelligence Community Intelligence Analyst having served with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Homeland Security, Defense Intelligence Agency, US Navy, and US Air Force. Dr. Russo is currently the Associate Dean of Intelligence Management Programs with National American University, Henley-Putnam School of Strategic Security. He has developed curriculum for US government institutions as well as a number of online and campus-based colleges and universities over the past 20 plus years. Dr. Russo holds a Ph.D. in Public Safety with a concentration in Criminal Justice from Capella University, a master’s and bachelor’s degree in Intelligence Studies from American Military University. He has served on the national honor’s society – Order of the Sword and Shield – Advisory Board since 2016. He has received several awards and nominations including Distinguished Faculty for 2017 and nominated in 2018 (Colorado Technical University) as well as an academic nomination for the Intelligence and National Security Alliance Association in 2018.

David Grabelski – Instructor Approval Sub-Committee

David has 47 years of strategic and tactical intelligence experience in the law enforcement and intelligence communities, 23 years of supervisory and/or management experience and 26 years of instructional experience at the local, federal, international, and university/college levels.

Dave recently retired as the Chairperson and Assistant Professor of the Mercyhurst University’s Tom Ridge School of Intelligence Studies. He specializes in teaching law enforcement intelligence analysis at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. He had taught at Mercyhurst University since 2005. Currently teaching 10-week on-line courses for Mercyhurst University.
In his first career, he served 21 years with the Los Angeles Police Department including assignments as a Senior Homicide Detective and Gang Unit Supervisor. His second career was as a Gangs/Drugs/Violence analyst/Instructor for the US Department of Justice / National Drug Intelligence Center for 12 years. This also included 8 years as an instructor of law enforcement intelligence.
He has developed and delivered courses for the US State Department, Diplomatic Security Office, and Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program. He taught these classes for law enforcement agencies in Sri Lanka, Mauritius, the Philippines, Malaysia and in Ghana Africa. Additionally, he developed and taught courses for the HIDTAs, FBI National Academy, the National White-Collar Crime Center plus numerous government or business agencies.
Dave is a long-time member of IACA.
He holds a B.S. from Pennsylvania State University and a M.A. from Pepperdine University.
Dave resides in the Tucson, AZ area.

Christina Wilson – Instructor Approval Sub-Committee

Mark Rubin – Instructor Approval Sub-Committee

Jennifer Coner­ – Instructor Approval Sub-Committee

Jennifer Coner has been a crime analyst since 2002, serving first at the Roanoke (VA) Police Department for eight years and then at the Newport News (VA) Police Department since 2010.  Jen’s current role is providing analytical support for the NNPD Homicide Unit.  Jen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Virginia Tech and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Radford University.  She is a past President of the Virginia Crime Analysis Network (VCAN) and has volunteered in various capacities for IACA to include co-chair of the conference committee in 2014 and 2015.  Jen has taught classes at the collegiate level, presented at a number of training events, and received several awards for her professional contributions. 

About The Training Committee

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, webinars, and 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.

Training Section

IACA Webinars

As an IACA member, you can access any of the following webinar videos. Videos are added no sooner than 45 days after the original air date and are displayed in reverse chronological order, so the most recent is at the top. If you are searching for a specific video, you can use ctrl+F to locate it.

Course Catalog

By clicking in the link for each class in the Course Catalog, you can read the course description along with information on the location, instructor and course materials. You can also find out how many seats are left in each class.

Training Series FAQ

These are the most commonly-asked questions regarding the IACA’s Professional Training Series.

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