IACA Instructors 

Listed in Alphabetical Order. Instructors who teach only webinars are not listed. If you are interested in becoming an IACA instructor, please see this application for more details and to apply.

Angela Backer-Hines

Angela Backer-Hines has been an analyst since 2005 and has worked at multiple levels of law enforcement. Angela is currently the Crime Analyst and Forensic Examiner with the Eagan Police Department. Angela has a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Tiffin University, is a Certified Law Enforcement Analyst with the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA), and is a Lifetime Criminal Intelligence Certified Analyst through the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA). Angela is the Treasurer of the Midwest Association of Crime and Intelligence Analysts (MACIA) and a member of the IACA Training and Certification committees, assisting with the development of new training and certification programs. Angela currently teaches analysis and mapping courses through the IACA and Arizona State University’s Crime Analysis Graduate Program. Angela has also trained police leaders on the importance of crime analysis and data-driven policing through the Southern Police Institute’s Command Officers Development Course. 

Currently teaching: Administrative & Strategic Analysis, Crime Analysis for Small Jurisdictions, Tactical webinar series

Stacy Belledin

Stacy Belledin is the owner and director of Amplified Analysis Solutions, an organization dedicated to the enhancement of analytical capabilities for public safety agencies around the globe. Stacy is an expert in the public safety field with over 23 years of experience in law enforcement, crime analysis, GIS, and training. As the owner and director of Amplified Analysis Solutions, she specializes in analysis unit needs assessments, departmental data and technology needs, GIS/spatial analysis, and analytical training. Stacy previously worked for Esri as a consultant, instructor, and writer of public safety training courses, and was a crime analyst for the Jacksonville (FL) Sheriff’s Office and Lakewood (CO) Police Department. She has trained hundreds of analysts throughout the years as an adjunct professor at Tiffin University, Arizona State University, and as an instructor with the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA) and the Crime Mapping and Analysis Program (CMAP). Stacy holds a Master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies from Florida State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Indiana University.

Currently teaching: Crime Mapping I: GIS Fundamentals, Problem Analysis

Christopher Bruce

Christopher W. Bruce is a professor of criminal justice at Husson University in Bangor, Maine. He was a crime analyst for 16 years in Massachusetts between 1994 and 2010, and for another 9 years, he worked as a full-time crime analysis consultant for a variety of police agencies, government programs, and nonprofit organizations. He was on the board of the International Association of Crime Analysts from 2000 to 2019, including six years as president. He has served as a consultant, trainer, and contracted data analysts for many nonprofit and governmental organizations, including the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Texas Department of Transportation, Transport for London, the Police Service of Trinidad and Tobago, and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.

Currently teaching: Tactical webinar series

Joel Caplan
Joel Caplan works with cities and towns to prevent crime, improve community policing, and make data-informed decisions that enhance public safety. He specializes in GIS mapping and crime pattern analysis, and co-developed Risk Terrain Modeling (RTM). RTM is the underlying technology behind Simsi, a Rutgers University start-up company to which Dr. Caplan is Cofounder. Dr. Caplan is a Professor at Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice (SCJ) and serves as Director of the Rutgers Center on Public Security (RCPS) and Co-Executive Director of the Newark Public Safety Collaborative (NPSC). He has professional experience as a police officer, 9-1-1 dispatcher and emergency medical technician.
Currently teaching: Reducing Local Crime with Risk Terrain Modeling
Mindy Duong

Mindy Duong, MSCJ, CLEA, CCIA, is an analyst based out of Colorado, USA and has worked in the public/government sector for over a decade. Mindy received her undergraduate degree in criminal justice from California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) and her graduate degree in criminal justice with an emphasis in crime and intelligence analysis from Saint Joseph's University. Mindy is featured as a student success story for CSUF Crime Analysis Certificate Program and has taught a variety of crime analysis courses at multiple universities. Mindy is an active member of the IACA, volunteering on multiple committees over the past seven years including Elections, Mentoring, Publications, and Certification. In 2023, she was hired as an instructor for the Training Committee to teach a career preparation course, and in the same year, she was recruited as one of the authors and editors for the IACA Exploring Crime Analysis 4th Edition Book. Mindy is the co-creator of the podcast Analyst Talk with Jason Elder and regularly provides career advice to aspiring analysts on her LinkedIn page and direct messages. 

Currently teaching: Career Preparation: Bridging the Gap

Les Kennedy

Leslie W. Kennedy (PhD University of Toronto) is currently Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University.   He is the author or co-author of 20 books and over 70 research articles and chapters.  He has published in major journals in criminology and criminal justice, including Criminology, Justice Quarterly, and Journal of Quantitative Criminology. In pursuing an interest in how risk influences the way the community members and public agencies manage hazards at the local and global level, he has focused on crime mapping and the development (with Joel Caplan) of risk terrain modeling (RTM). RTM is currently adopted by scores of police agencies around the world to help them forecast crime occurrences and respond through problem solving designed to address local issues. 

Currently teaching: Reducing Local Crime with Risk Terrain Modeling
Sally Rawlings

Dr. Sally Rawlings is a Customer Success Specialist / OSINT Instructor for Penlink Cobwebs.  She has been in the Crime and Intelligence Analysis field for 26 years, both working in the CID at Colorado LE agencies as well as instructing on behalf of the NIJ, Police Technical, Bair Analytics, and the IACA. Sally has instructed thousands of officers and analysts across the United States, Canada and Brazil.  Sally recently had an article published by Police Chief Magazine regarding Data Driven Policing. Sally is a Colorado native, living just North of Denver with 2 kids.  Sally has a BS in Pre-Law, a Master in Crime Analysis, and a Doctorate in Criminal Psychology.

Currently teaching: Essential Skills II

Dawn Reeby

Dawn Reeby is the founder of Excellence in Analytics (EIA) and is an energized, subject matter expert, keynote speaker, trainer, seasoned law enforcement analyst, and coach. She is a certified professional with 24+ years of success in the development, integration, and growth of data-driven strategies in law enforcement. She is a highly sought-after strategist and high-performance trainer who has helped hundreds of individuals, teams, and agencies all over the globe to build their delivery and performance capacities, advance their careers, and become happier and more fulfilled people!

Dawn partners with a variety of federal, state, and local agencies as a law enforcement strategy specialist and subject matter expert, designing and delivering nationally certified and international courses, webinars, day- and week-long workshops, and keynote speeches. She is the host of multiple platforms that help analyst professionals skyrocket their results, multiply their productivity, and get connected with other high-level, service-based thinkers from around the world!

In her private coaching business, she provides many individual, group, and customized programs that help law enforcement professionals create smarter solutions without the stress, confusion, or burnout by implementing data-driven strategies and wellness solutions that work!

Dawn is the author of the best-selling book “Bigger Than Data” – A Law Enforcement Analyst's Roadmap to Marketability, Professional Development, Fulfillment & Joy”. The lessons in this book have been instrumental in moving the law enforcement analytical professional into that of professionalism, excellence, and joy. In her second book, “Building a Crime Analysis Legacy. A law enforcement supervisor’s roadmap to building long-lasting, high-quality analytical capacity”, she helps supervisors build quality and sustainable analytical function that lasts.

She is the recipient of the 2021 Bryan Hill IACA Memorial Scholarship in recognition of her international and national contributions to the analytical community.

Currently teaching: Crime Analysis for Supervisors: Optimizing Analytical Function in PolicingTactical webinar series

Gwen Udell

Gwen M. Udell is Professor of Practice in the Criminology, Law and Society Department at George Mason University in Virginia.  Prior to entering the academic field, she served as the Supervisor of the Crime Analysis Unit at the Prince William County Police Department in Virginia for 13+ years.  Over the years, she has assisted with numerous high profile major cases including the DC area Snipers and was a member of the East Coast Rapist Task Force. Ms. Udell is a Certified Law Enforcement Analyst (CLEA) from the IACA.

Currently teaching: Criminal Investigative AnalysisFundamentals of Crime AnalysisSerial Offenders: Analysis & Investigation

Jennifer Zawitz


Currently teaching: Advanced Analytical Methods for MS OfficeEssential Skills ITactical webinar series

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