The International Association of Crime Analysts was formed in 1990 to help crime analysts around the world improve their skills and make valuable contacts, to help law enforcement agencies make the best use of crime analysis, and to advocate for standards of performance and technique within the profession itself. We accomplish these goals through training, networking, and publications.

Our Mission

The IACA is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing training, networking and professional opportunities to crime and intelligence analysts around the world. We deliver these services in a cost-effective manner.

Our Membership

The IACA has approximately 6,000 active members from over 80 nations.  Members include crime analysts, intelligence analysts, police officers of all ranks, educators, and students. In the past few years, we have aggressively pursued membership in non-English speaking nations with improved products and services, including a dedicated Latin American Subcommittee. Regional crime analysis associations are eligible for a discounted dual-membership with the IACA. Our membership is low-cost and high-benefit. Become a part of the IACA!

Training Conferences

The centerpiece of the IACA is its Annual Training Conference, held every fall in different cities around the United States. The conference features four or five days of training in crime analysis and policing topics, exhibitions, networking opportunities, and discussions.

In between annual conferences, we offer international symposiums in various locations around the world, with training and other events customized to the local populations of analysts.


The IACA’s flagship publication Exploring Crime Analysis: Readings on Essential Skills, was published in its third edition in 2017. The IACA also issues a newsletter and works on a variety of other publications and white papers.

Professional Training

The IACA’s Professional Training Series provides low-cost, multi-day classes in fundamentals of crime analysis, crime mapping, computer applications, tactical analysis, problem analysis, and special topics at different locations around the world. Thousands of analysts have attended Professional Training Series classes over the last 12 years. All of our instructors are experienced analysts and trainers, and most of them work for police agencies full-time.

Certification Programs

Our Certified Law Enforcement Analyst (CLEA) credential, offered since 2005, is an intermediate-level certification that requires experience, education, professional contributions, and a high score on a difficult test. Police chiefs and agencies can be confident that an IACA Certified Law Enforcement Analyst possesses a demonstrated proficiency in crime analysis skills. In 2022 we also launched our entry-level certification, the Law Enforcement Analyst - Foundational (LEAF) to enable analysts starting out in the crime analysis field the very best possible start. Our exams can currently be taken in either English or Spanish. Our certification area has resources for analysts and employers seeking to learn more.

Use of IACA Logo

IACA’s logo is a valuable asset to our association as it signals a guarantee of quality or endorsement. As such, it is important that we manage how our logo is used. Members and partners of IACA must obtain prior permission from the IACA Executive Board for each, individual use of the IACA name or logo artwork. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of the IACA logo for promotional (e.g. marketing material), educational (e.g. on a certificate), or endorsement (e.g. IACA sponsorship) purposes. Similarly, the logo may not be adapted without the prior permission of the IACA Executive Board. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

Form W9

Click here for a current IACA W9.