Analyst Mentoring Program (AMP)

The Analyst Mentoring Program is a program where IACA members help other IACA members achieve their professional goals. Individuals working in the crime analysis profession often find that as analysts they are a rare commodity in their own agencies. Many analysts often find their agencies do not have adequate resources, training or skilled personnel available to help newcomers progress quickly to becoming trained and efficient at what they need to do.  Other individuals find themselves as current college students or recent graduates with a desire to enter the crime analysis field.  In this case, there is a need for guidance with resumes, applications, internships, interviews, etc.

The AMP is designed to get you “in the know” sooner…by making peer to peer connections earlier in one’s career. Newcomers (Mentees) pair with seasoned professionals (Mentors). The Mentor will volunteer their time to communicate via email, telephone and web-based resources. Mentors provide the much needed advise to help Mentees on their way to being able to provide actionable, timely and relevant information that ultimately enhances the way law enforcement professionals prevent, detect, deter and respond to crime.

Mentee Eligibility

  • IACA Membership is required (new and existing members may participate).
  • Must be either currently employed at a local, state, federal or international law enforcement entity or a current college student or recent graduate looking to get into the field of crime analysis.
  • Program participation will run from 6 months to 1 year after pairing.

Mentor Eligibility

  • IACA Membership is required. Must have been a member for at least 1 year to be considered.
  • Selection of Mentors will be conducted by the committee or designees. Preference is given to those applicants with one or more of the following criteria:
    • Certified Law Enforcement Analyst
    • Board Member of IACA or other recognized Analytical Association
    • Satisfactory IACA Committee Chair Experience
    • University Level Instructor
    • IACA Training Series Instructors
    • IACA Conference / Symposium Instructors
    • Members who have demonstrated their knowledge, skills and abilities in various training and can provide a written recommendation from a member meeting one of the above listed criteria.
  • A Mentor may choose to be assigned to multiple mentees.
  • Each pairing will run from 6 months to 1 year.

The IACA reserves the right to approve, deny or revoke Mentee or Mentor participation at our discretion, regardless of your current membership status.

Mentor Program FAQs 

Analyst Mentoring Program Application

For more information about the Analyst Mentoring Program, contact [email protected].