Greetings from the IACA,
The International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA) welcomes you to the Police Foundation’s Crime Mapping and Analysis News. This year’s 2016 IACA conference, our 26th Annual Training Conference, is being held in Louisville, KY as this issue goes into publication. If you missed our conference, you can look over the presentations at http://iaca.net/conference.asp. The conference took place the week of September 19-23, 2016. We had over 400 attendees, representing 10 countries including the US, Australia, Austria, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Iceland, Mexico, Poland, South Africa & the United Kingdom with 40 U.S. states represented. The conference committee members are in the planning stages for the 2017 Annual Training Conference to be held in New Orleans, LA in September. Please accept this as an invitation for you to join us next year.
The IACA is proud to announce that we have reached a new membership threshold of over 3,000 members this past year.
IACA has elected a new executive board, Noah Fritz—IACA President, Jim Mallard—VP of Administration, Christopher Bruce—VP of Membership, Brandi Christon—Secretary, and Eric Drifmeyer—Treasurer. You can reach them via email: Board@iaca.net. We have just recently begun a rotating election process, and VP of Membership and Secretary were up for reelection this past year with both standing board members winning the election by acclimation. Next year VP of Administration is up for election; and President and Treasurer will come up for election in 2018. Please consider running for a position. In the coming year, the IACA Executive Board will be reaching out to members to serve on various committees that assist us in providing specialized services to the profession.
If you are not an IACA member yet, we invite you to join, attend our annual conference, take part in our professional training series, our certification program, and become a member of our network. Go to www. iaca.net to get more information. Our new motto for police department’s considering hiring a crime analyst is “if you hire an IACA crime analyst, you don’t just get one crime analyst—you get a team of 3,000 innovative professionals.” Come and join the IACA and become a part of this great team!
The IACA will have a booth at the 123rd International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference in San Diego, CA, October 15-18, 2016; and will be attending several of the conference sessions. If your chief or someone else from your agency is attending IACP – tell them to stop by our booth. The IACA will meet with Chiefs and other attendees during the vendor exposition to share with them the value of having a crime analysis function within their agency. More and more agencies are turning to the IACA and the profession to improve their efficiency and effectiveness in policing.
As President, and on behalf of the IACA, I want to thank the Police Foundation for extending this partnership to reach out and educate crime analysts around the world. You all make a critical difference in providing safety and security. Thank you for your service.
Noah J. Fritz, PhD
International Association of Crime Analysts