About the IACA

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 currently has 3934 members from 57 nations. Members include crime analysts, intelligence analysts, police officers of all ranks, educators, and students. Many of our members are in the United States, however we also have many members from the following countries:

Country Membership Total
Trinidad & Tobago


In the coming year, we will begin expanding our services to better assist analysts in non-English-speaking nations. 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 2011, we offered our first annual International Symposium in Vancouver B.C. The Symposium is a smaller, regional conference intended to bring crime analysis training to different parts of the globe.


In 2004, the IACA published its first book Exploring Crime Analysis, a 414-page manual on crime analysis processes, tools, and techniques. The second edition was published in 2009.

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 North America. Hundreds of analysts have attended Professional Training Series classes over the last four years. All of our instructors are experienced analysts and trainers, and most of them work for police agencies full-time.

Certified Law Enforcement Analyst Program

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. Our certification area has resources for analysts and employers seeking to learn more.

The IACA at a Glance

  • Formed in 1990
  • Annual training conference held each fall
  • Initiated the Certified Law Enforcement Analyst Program in 2005
  • Offers training and support to analysts worldwide

IACA Membership by the Numbers

  • 3934 Total members
  • 57 Countries represented, including:
    • United States
    • Canada
    • Colombia
    • Ireland
    • Mexico
    • Trinidad & Tobago
    • South Africa
    • Australia
    • Chile
    • Nigeria
    • United Kingdom
    • Netherlands
    • Austria
    • Spain
    • Kenya
    • Argentina
    • Brazil
    • Italy
    • Poland
    • Switzerland
    • Germany
    • Guatemala
    • Honduras
    • Iceland
    • South Korea
    • United States Minor Outlying Islands
    • Bahamas
    • Dominican Republic
    • France
    • Greece
    • Portugal
    • Qatar
    • Romania
    • Afghanistan
    • Bermuda
    • British Virgin Islands
    • China
    • Denmark
    • Ecuador
    • Egypt
    • Estonia
    • Ghana
    • Guyana
    • Hong Kong
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Jamaica
    • Nepal
    • New Zealand
    • Norway
    • Serbia & Montenegro
    • Sweden
    • Turkey
    • Ukraine
    • United Arab Emirates