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Training for Effective Testimony (Website)

This website acts as an introduction to specialized training for law enforcement officials and expert witnesses, including Crime Analysts, on how to testify effectively in court.

Lawyers train hard in order to be able to deconstruct a witness and compromise or lessen the impact of his or her evidence in order to create doubt or lessen its impact. No one should appear in court as a witness without being equally prepared for that with experience and knowledge on how to deal with opposing counsel's strategies and tactics.

The instructors have extensive and comprehensive experience in litigation both at the Bar and from the perspective of the Bench. Additionally, both are effective adult educators.

Look at program, people who helped crack highway shooter case (News)

Kansas City, Missouri PD discusses how integrating crime and intelligence analysts into their LERC center helped gain a "global view of the crime."

NYPD Commissioner William Bratton's war on highway graffiti: It's personal (Article)

NYPD Commissioner Bratton uses "GraffitiStat" meetings to take a closer look at Graffiti problems on the Long Island Expressway. GraffitiStat is "modeled after the NYPD's CompStat crime analysis system."

Visiting Assistant Professor Intelligence Studies Mercyhurst University (Eerie, PA) (Job)

Visiting Assistant Professor - Ridge School of Intelligence Studies and Information Science
Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professorship for the 2014-2015 academic year. Successful candidates will teach introductory theoretical and applied courses in intelligence analysis at the undergraduate and graduate levels, in addition to the ability to teach undergraduate or graduate courses in at least one or more of the following areas:
• Cyber threat analysis, Competitive intelligence, Intelligence support to corporate security and threat management for private enterprise, Anti-money laundering analysis for financial institutions, Data science and data analysis focusing on information management for exploring, visualizing, processing and analyzing very large data sets; predictive modeling; and/or analytic reporting
Contact Dave Grabelski for additional information

After several high-profile incidents, what can be done to tamp down violent crime in Columbia (Article)

Article on Colombia Missouri's growth and subsequent changes in crime. Analyst Jerry East discusses the impact drugs and gangs have had on violent crime.

Senior Crime Anlayst Shreveport Police Department Shreveport, LA (Job)

Closing Date/Time: Fri. 05/09/14 12:00 PM Central Time
Salary: $3,503.06 - $5,536.26 monthly

Senior Crime Analyst work examples: This position provides technical and quantitative Crime Analysis leadership for the Shreveport Police Department. Maintenance and enhancement of existing crime analysis systems which collect, collate, analyze and disseminate crime activity data, including frequency, geographic factors, victims, targets, suspect descriptors, chronological information, suspect vehicle descriptions and modus operandi factors.

1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business administration, criminal justice, or related field.

2. Seven years of experience with a military or law enforcement agency compiling and mapping data, analyzing findings and writing reports that indicated crime trends and patterns.

3. Knowledge of law enforcement operations and procedures.

4. Working knowledge of relational databases, data modeling, GIS application development, statistical analysis, and dashboard technology.

Metrics Analyst (Crime Analyst) (Job)

The University of Texas Police at Houston (UTP-H) is a member of the University of Texas System Police. We are currently accepting applications for a Metrics Analyst. The primary purpose of the Metrics Analyst is to establish, implement, and publish strategic measurements and metrics pertaining to law enforcement and security activities that are aligned with the departmental and institutional business goals and objectives.


Required: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Statistics, Healthcare Administration or related field.

Preferred: Master’s degree in Business Administration, Statistics, Healthcare Administration or related field.


Preferred: Certifications for crime analysis and/or law enforcement intelligence analysis.


Required: Five years of data analysis experience. With preferred degree, three years’ experience in data analysis.

Preferred: data analysis experience, three of which were in a law enforcement agency.

Warmer Weather Brings Opportunities for Crime (News)

Frederick PD (Frederick, MD) discusses crime spikes seen by month and season.

KCb (News)

Kansas City Missouri's PD discusses the changes they have made to combat violent crimes including their NoVa project and creating a real-time crime center with intelligence analysis.

Analysts help Madison police find patterns in crime (News)

As UW-Madison students packed up to go home for winter break in December, the crime analysts at the Madison Police Department’s Downtown offices knew what was coming next: A wave of burglary reports as students returned to campus in January, finding their apartments broken into and valuables stolen.

IACA member Annie Thompson makes the most of her volunteer time (News)

Annie Gainous Thompson leads a busy, full life.

The Tallahassee native is a respected crime analyst with the Tallahassee Police Department, but her work and service to the community extends far beyond law enforcement.

Thompson is a teacher, choir singer, baker, sewer and designer who credits her ability to fit in a busy schedule to her attention to time management.

Bank robbery suspect arrested thanks to detective's hunch and crime analyst's work (Article)

Madison PD's crime analyst successfully predicts a Bank Robber's next target based on the suspect's previous crimes.

Kenora OPP looking to predict crime (Article)

The OPP in Kenora are hoping to address crime before it happens through crime analysis.

When Addicts Come Calling: Police Tackle A Spate Of Opiate-Fueled Burglaries (Article)

Discussion of heroin-related crimes, specifically burglaries, being felt throughout all levels of a community.

OC Transpro will use crime data to better deploy security personnel (Article)

OC Transpro is compiling two years of incident reports along with information on any new incidents in an effort to identify trends in criminal activity.

Crime Analyst / Milwaukee Police Department / Milwaukee, WI  (Job)

The Milwaukee Police Department currently has vacancies for Crime Analysts:

THE PURPOSE of this position is to collect, collate, analyze, disseminate, and evaluate crime data to discover developing trends, patterns, and changes in criminal activity, using mapping and other analytical software. The Crime Analyst works within the Office of Management Analysis and Planning of the Milwaukee Police Department.

The Department will begin reviewing applications as soon as practicable after February 21, 2014. Applications will be accepted on a continual basis until the needs of the Department have been met. Qualified candidates will be notified of the date, time and place of the examination.

Applications may be obtained in person or via mail from the City of Milwaukee Department of Employee Relations, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3554, from www.milwaukee.gov/jobs/CA, or by calling (414) 286–3751.

How cold temperatures impact crime (News)

While many of us may not enjoy it, Lafayette Police Crime Analyst Steve Hawthorne said Mother Nature's bitter cold habits may actually be helpful when it comes to controlling crime.

"The winter time is the lowest time, you see it in all of the data, we get dips in crime in the winter time," said Hawthorne.

How Cold Temperatures Impact Area Crime (Article)

Lafayette PD's Crime Analyst discusses how the cold weather has impacted crime.

Pittsfield's New Crime Analyst Already Detecting Criminals (Article)

Pittsfield (MA) PD hired their first crime analyst - their Chief notes she is already helping to identify similar burglaries, what items are targeted, and places they are pawned!

Hundreds stealing to survive in York (Article)

Crime Analyst in York notes an increasing number of shoplifters stealing food to survive.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, an NDI-RS Customer, Announces Significant Drop in Crime in  (Article)

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD saw a drop in crime in 2013. Their Chief credits their Real Time Crime Center (RTCC) as providing intelligence for Detectives and Officers.

Advanced Certificate in Crime Prevention and Analysis - John Jay College of Criminal Justice (Crime Analysis Certificate Program)

The Certificate Program in Crime Prevention and Analysis offers advanced instruction in techniques for deterring crime and is part of the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. It provides training in the quantitative, computer-based skills needed to analyze crime patterns. It also offers instruction in the strategies that can be employed in reducing crime. Students may also pursue the certificate without pursuing the master’s degree. The certificate is appropriate for students whose career objective is to contribute to data-based analysis of crime patterns in law enforcement agencies.

Crime Analysis Certificate Program (CACP) - Seattle University (Crime Analysis Certificate Program)

The Certificate in Crime Analysis is a one-year program consisting of 25 credit hours. Crime analysts typically perform detailed statistical analyses of crime data, prepare periodic reports on criminal activity and trends, identify emerging crime patterns, and communicate their findings to a variety of internal and external audiences. They may analyze a wide variety of data including arrests, convictions, known criminal associates, and other criminal intelligence data in order to explore relationships and identify patterns and correlations in support of investigative efforts. These data come from diverse sources, including existing agency databases, financial and telecommunications records, and the Internet.

Sheriff reports crime decrease in unincorporated Durham (Article)

Article discussing Durham County's drop in crime during 2013. Crime analysis technology played a role in pinpointing problem areas and helping to guide the County's resources.

RCMP graph shows startling increase in graffiti (Article)

Crime analysis played a key role in identifying trends and patterns in the graffiti as well as helped to track down known and suspect offenders.

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