2024 Virtual Conference

We’re thrilled to bring you the very best of the 2023 Annual Conference in Grapevine, TX to a virtual format! The sessions below are some of the highest-rated sessions from the conference based on attendee feedback. 

All of the presentations below are being offered completely FREE to anyone who wants to attend. Seating for each class is limited to the first 500 attendees, but most sessions will be recorded. Check each class section for the video of that session once it’s over. Each instructor determines whether a class is recorded; some are not comfortable with recording due to the sensitive nature of the subject matter. You will need to register individually for each session you wish to attend. You are also welcome to watch in a group, but please keep in mind that only the name on the registration will receive a certificate/CEUs, so if you wish to receive credit for attending, you need to make sure you are registered yourself.

We will award Continuing Education hours for IACA members as long as you provide your IACA member number at the time of registration. You can find your member ID in your member profile. CEUs will be awarded for those who attend live or who receive the recording (assuming the webinar is recorded). You will be able to request a certificate for each webinar that you attend if you want one. Be sure to sign up with the correct email address and keep an eye on your spam folder! 

For other questions about how our webinars function, please see our FAQs page. 

Upcoming Sessions:

Course

LifeHacked: Using Open-Source Techniques for Criminal Investigations

Language

English

Instructor Aidan Daily
Description

July 17th, 2024 @ 11 am Eastern Time

Have you ever gotten that piece of information from an investigator and jumped into the deep end of the internet to find information on a subject only to be stuck with little-to-no useful results? Or maybe you’ve found a key piece of evidence through your research but can’t seem to easily capture it? This course is for you! As analysts, we take pride in locating information but as social media outlets and the internet continues to grow, we have to continue developing our skills to achieve results that generate leads. This course will review some foundational concepts, as well as some considerations to make while conducting an OSINT investigation. Lastly, the discussion will include free tools and resources to use while conducting research on the internet.
 
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Course

Applying ESRI Arc Pro Social Network Analysis to Law Enforcement Data

Language English
Instructor Anthony Bush
Description

July 23rd, 2024 @ 2 pm Eastern Time

In this presentation on Social Network Analysis (SNA) using ESRI ArcGIS Pro, we explore the complex web of relationships and interactions within criminal networks. Through SNA techniques, we will analyze the structure of these networks, identifying key players, their roles, and the flow of information and resources. The session will begin with an introduction to basic SNA principles, followed by a step-by-step walkthrough on constructing a network. Real-world examples will demonstrate SNA applications in areas such as narcotics trafficking, human trafficking, financial transactions, and gang leadership structures.

 
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Course

Case Study: State vs. Shange and 25 others

Language

English

Instructors
Thereza Kunneke, Deon Kunneke
Description

August 2nd, 2024 @ 1000 am Eastern Time

In October 2006, 26 of South Africa’s most notorious armed robbers were arrested at the Mvoti toll plaza North of Durban after executing two cash in transit robberies at virtually the same time on the same route approximately 40km apart.

The charges preferred against the accused ranged from Murder and armed robbery to abduction. Although unlawful firearms and ammunition was found in the vehicles on the arrest scene, none of those firearms could be linked to the crime scenes ballistically. Soon it became clear that the State’s case relied heavily on call data and geographical analysis to tie up the evidence against the accused.

This case became an international benchmark case for organized crime and analysts around the world, as it was the first case ever where so many accused were convicted on call data and geographical analysis evidence. The evidence demonstrated the planning and execution phases of the crime.

   
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Course

Implementing Crime Reduction Strategies: The Analyst Role

Language English
Instructor Isis Garcia
Description

August 29th, 2024 @ 2 pm Eastern Time

This presentation outlines how crime analysts assisted the Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) in creating action plans to reduce crime within their jurisdiction in unincorporated Harris County, TX, which overlaps with various law enforcement agencies. Analysts used Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) principles and tools like ArcGIS Pro and Excel to analyze crime data and generate reports for decision-makers. Despite limitations with RMS/CAD data, they adapted their models to focus on violent crime trends and provided actionable intelligence through regular reports and communication with specialized units and neighboring agencies.

 
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Course

EXCELerate Your Reports

Language English
Instructor Ruby Zheng
Description Most crime analysts must generate regular reports for their agencies. The reports usually contain information about their crime rates, district/boundary information, and key metrics for Command Staff and city management. Many of these reports are tedious to create and involve a multi-step process of pulling data from a RMS system, copying the data into Excel, and running pivot tables of formulas to calculate the data. This course will teach analysts how to set up a Microsoft Access database that they can put their data into. Then, we will practice creating a report template with automatically updating formulas that pull from the Access database created. The bulk of the class will focus on how to create and update the formulas for their own use cases. This creates a report that will be automatically refreshed on a regular basis (whenever the analyst updates the data), and can be easily exported into a polish, completed format. Analysts will also leave with reports templates that they can customize for future use.
  Class materials here: PresentationExcel, COMPSTAT Database, Police RMS Database
 
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