Professional Training Series Course Descriptions

The classes below are currently offerered by the IACA:

Advancing Policing Through Innovation & Science: A Crime Analysis Symposium for Law Enforcement Leaders

Instructor-Led

The Police Foundation and the International Association of Crime Analysts invite law enforcement executives to a highly-informative symposium that wil...[Read more]

Certification Skills: NA

Computer Applications for Crime Analysis

Instructor-Led

Computer Applications is a five-day, hands-on workshop in Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint (with the majority of the time spent on the fi...[Read more]

Certification Skills: Spreadsheets, Publications, Charting, Presentations

Crime Analysis for Smaller Jurisdictions

Instructor-Led

Crime Analysis for Smaller Jurisdictions is a two-day workshop designed to provide an introduction to Crime Analysis and an understanding of its appli...[Read more]

Certification Skills: Research Methods, Descriptive Statistics, Inferential Statistics, Qualitative Analysis, Demographic Analysis, Spatial Analysis, Reading Comprehension, Publications

Crime Mapping and Analysis

Instructor-Led

Crime Mapping is a five-day, hands-on computer-based course that covers the fundamentals of mapping crime for tactical, strategic, administrative, and...[Read more]

Certification Skills: Spatial Analysis, Data Integrity

Criminal Investigative Analysis - Web Based

Web-Based

The objective of this course is to gain an understanding of criminal investigative analysis/criminal profiling. This course will examine factors that...[Read more]

Certification Skills: n/a

Exploring Crime Analysis: Essential Skills I

Web-Based

In this 12-week online course, students will work through the first ten chapters of the IACA book entitled "Exploring Crime Analysis". The topics cove...[Read more]

Certification Skills:

Exploring Crime Analysis: Essential Skills II

Web-Based

In this 12-week online course, students will work through the second ten chapters of the IACA book entitled"Exploring Crime Analysis". The topics cove...[Read more]

Certification Skills:

Foundations of Crime Analysis

Instructor-Led

Foundations of Crime Analysis explores the basic terms, concepts, and techniques of crime analysis. It is intended for new analysts, officers or execu...[Read more]

Certification Skills: Foundations of Crime Analysis, Interpreting Crime Statistics, Critical Thinking, Criminal Behavior, Data Integrity

Fundamentals of Crime Analysis - Web Based

Web-Based

The objective of this 12-week course is to expose students to a variety of analytical techniques utilized in law enforcement to describe and understan...[Read more]

Certification Skills:

MS Access for Crime Analysis

Instructor-Led

LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY USES ANALYSIS TO DRIVE EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE DEPLOYMENT STRATEGIES….sounds logical and proactive…BUT, how do you ACCESS and U...[Read more]

Certification Skills:

Problem Analysis

Instructor-Led

Problem Analysis is a four and a half-day workshop on the skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary for an analyst to identify, analyze, and help an ...[Read more]

Certification Skills: Research Methods, Descriptive Statistics, Inferential Statistics, Qualitative Analysis, Demographic Analysis, Spatial Analysis, Reading Comprehension, Publications

Tactical Crime Analysis

Instructor-Led

Tactical Crime Analysis is a five-day workshop that trains analysts in the techniques used to identify, analyze, and solve crime patterns and series. ...[Read more]

Certification Skills: Criminal Behavior, Temporal Analysis, Descriptive Statistics, Spatial Analysis, Charting, Publications, Qualitative Analysis

Telephone Toll Analysis

Instructor-Led

This hands-on computer based course will equip students with the techniques and skills to effectively analyze and interpret telephone data. Studen...[Read more]

Certification Skills:

Webinar: Convincing Your Department to Buy In to Your Crime Analysis Unit

Web-Based

Convincing your Department to "Buy In" to your Crime Analysis Unit (or Crime Analyst), and all that they provide, can be a daunting task. Addressing q...[Read more]

Certification Skills: n/a

Webinar: A Face in the Crowd – Finding Your Suspect Using Searchable Photo Databases Without the Aid of Facial Recognition software

Web-Based

As analysts and investigators, we see a lot of faces. Whether it’s from looking at booking photos, scanning surveillance video, or scouring a suspect’...[Read more]

Certification Skills: N/A

Webinar: Access Series 2018-1 Introduction to Access and Relational Database Design

Web-Based

The series begins with a tour of Microsoft Access for those unfamiliar with the program. The concept of relational databases is explained with example...[Read more]

Certification Skills: N/A

Webinar: Access Series 2018-10 Access and Other Applications

Web-Based

This session covers the use of Microsoft Access with other applications common to crime analysis, including GIS systems. Students will learn how to us...[Read more]

Certification Skills: N/A

Webinar: Access Series 2018-11 Introduction to VBA for Access

Web-Based

Visual Basic for Applications is Microsoft’s event-driven programming language, embedded in all of the Office applications. In Access, it can be used ...[Read more]

Certification Skills: N/A

Webinar: Access Series 2018-12 Foibles, Pitfalls, and Troubleshooting

Web-Based

The final webinar on Microsoft Access covers a miscellany of situations that might affect the analyst’s experience using the program, including tips f...[Read more]

Certification Skills: N/A

Webinar: Access Series 2018-2 Data Tables

Web-Based

Tables are the most fundamental database object; without them, there is no database. This session covers the ins and outs of table design in Access, i...[Read more]

Certification Skills: N/A

Webinar: Access Series 2018-3 Basic Access Queries

Web-Based

Queries allow us to ask questions of the data stored (or linked) in tables. This session demonstrates how to use Access’s query-by-example (QBE) inter...[Read more]

Certification Skills: N/A

Webinar: Access Series 2018-4 Advanced Querying Concepts

Web-Based

This session builds on the previous by demonstrating more advanced querying concepts, including aggregation queries, crosstabulation queries, paramete...[Read more]

Certification Skills: N/A

Webinar: Access Series 2018-5 Expressions, Functions, and Calculations

Web-Based

This session shows how to create new data based on existing data through the use of expressions. Examples include concatenation, calculation, and the ...[Read more]

Certification Skills: N/A

Webinar: Access Series 2018-6 Access Reports

Web-Based

Reports are meant for printing the results of queries for an audience. They offer more complex layout and formatting options than queries, including t...[Read more]

Certification Skills: N/A

Webinar: Access Series 2018-7 Access Forms

Web-Based

Forms are means for interacting with data in the database, including entering, browsing, and conducting some limited searching. This session covers la...[Read more]

Certification Skills: N/A

Webinar: Access Series 2018-8 Building a True Access Application

Web-Based

This session begins tying together all the previous sessions. Now that we know the different parts and functions of Access, we see how they all come t...[Read more]

Certification Skills: N/A

Webinar: Access Series 2018-9 Access and Daily Data Management

Web-Based

This session puts together the previous material on designing and linking tables and querying to suggest a comprehensive process for managing an analy...[Read more]

Certification Skills: N/A

Webinar: Best Practices for Effective Crime Analysis

Web-Based

Course Description Marketing your agency's crime analysis unit is essential to its success. This course, based on the instructor's years of experienc...[Read more]

Certification Skills: N/A

Webinar: Best Practices in Criminal Intelligence Database Management - Sponsored by Crime Tech Solutions

Web-Based

The webinar will provide an introduction to Intelligence database management, best practices & guidelines, common errors, security, and more. Crime Te...[Read more]

Certification Skills: NA

Webinar: Best Practices in Investigation Case Management - Sponsored by Case Closed Software

Web-Based

With content designed for Investigators and Detectives, the webinar ‘Best Practices in Investigation Case Management’ will provide valuable insights o...[Read more]

Certification Skills: NA

Webinar: Credit Card Fraud - How Analysts Can Assist in Complex Investigations

Web-Based

This presentation will focus on analysis of Organized Retail Crime (ORC) groups, specifically related to credit card fraud (not related to Felony Lane...[Read more]

Certification Skills: NA

Webinar: Excel Pivot Tables-When A Problem Comes Along, You Must Pivot

Web-Based

Want to impress your bosses while making less work for yourself? Ross Geller had it right: PIVOT! PIVOT! PIVOT! Creating pivot tables is a quick an...[Read more]

Certification Skills: N/A

Webinar: Excel Series 2017-01 The Basically Basics of Excel

Web-Based

This is an introductory course to Excel for users with little to no knowledge of Excel functionality. Topics covered will include a discussion of the ...[Read more]

Certification Skills: NA

Webinar: Excel Series 2017-02 Making Sense of Your Excel Data

Web-Based

Our raw data collection is impressive; now what? This module details the steps necessary to make your data useful. Topics include formatting, sorting,...[Read more]

Certification Skills: NA

Webinar: Excel Series 2017-03 Basic Charts and Graphs in Excel

Web-Based

This module focuses on the creation of charts and graphs in Excel. A discussion of the appropriate uses of each type of chart will be included, as wel...[Read more]

Certification Skills: NA

Webinar: Excel Series 2017-04 Advanced Charts and Graphs in Excel

Web-Based

This module focuses on the editing and manipulation of charts and graphs in Excel. Changing the colors, fonts, and elements of the chart will be discu...[Read more]

Certification Skills: NA

Webinar: Excel Series 2017-05 Dates and Times in Excel

Web-Based

This module focuses on the analysis of dates and times in Excel and the use in Crime Analysis. Efforts to determine day of week patterns, days between...[Read more]

Certification Skills: NA

Webinar: Excel Series 2017-06 Data Validation and Importing in Excel

Web-Based

When creating an Excel spreadsheet for yourself or an outside party, you may want to add a picklist for ease of data analysis. This module will cover ...[Read more]

Certification Skills: NA

Webinar: Excel Series 2017-07 Basic Pivot Tables in Excel

Web-Based

Pivot tables in Excel are a quick and easy way to examine large amounts of data in various ways. Basic Pivot Tables will cover the uses of Pivot table...[Read more]

Certification Skills: NA

Webinar: Excel Series 2017-08 Advanced Pivot Tables in Excel

Web-Based

Pivot tables in Excel are a quick and easy way to examine large amounts of data in various ways. Advanced Pivot Tables will expand on the manipulation...[Read more]

Certification Skills: NA

Webinar: Excel Series 2017-09 Excel Formulas and Name Manager

Web-Based

Formulas allow analysts to process data quickly and efficiently. The module will demonstrate various formulas typically used by analysts and some addi...[Read more]

Certification Skills: NA

Webinar: Excel Series 2017-10 Excel LOOKUP

Web-Based

Building on the information discussed in the Formulas and Name Manager module, LOOKUP is very useful in instances where data will be referenced repeat...[Read more]

Certification Skills: NA

Webinar: Excel Series 2017-11 Excel IF Statements

Web-Based

IF Statements are frequently avoided, often in favor of more complicated and time-consuming series of manual tasks. This module will demonstrate the ...[Read more]

Certification Skills: NA

Webinar: Excel Series 2017-12 Excel Tips, Tricks, and Questions Answered

Web-Based

This final module covers various helpful tips and tricks that analysts use in their day to day Excel work. If you have any questions, submit them by D...[Read more]

Certification Skills: NA

Webinar: In-Progress Tactical Analysis

Web-Based

It could happen to anyone, anywhere at anytime. Sadly, we live in an era of unspeakable acts of violence that could affect the lives of numerous innoc...[Read more]

Certification Skills: NA

Webinar: Introduction to SQL (Structured Query Language)

Web-Based

SQL (Structured Query Language) is a programming language designed for managing data in a relational database. Analysts will learn the benefits of SQ...[Read more]

Certification Skills: N/A

Webinar: Key Signs of Verbal and Non-Verbal Interview Deception - Sponsored by Case Closed Software

Web-Based

Verbal and non-verbal signs of deception may become gut feelings for experienced investigators and police officers. This webinar will explain why the...[Read more]

Certification Skills: NA

Webinar: Microsoft OneNote for Analysts and Investigators

Web-Based

Microsoft OneNote® is often over-looked and confusing application. It has tremendous abilities that go beyond just keeping notes. When used properly ...[Read more]

Certification Skills: N/A

Webinar: Networks of Criminals (NOC) Youth Offender Program - IACA Innovations in Crime Analysis Award Winner

Web-Based

The Networks of Criminals (NOC) Youth Offender Program is an innovative offender-based strategy and intelligence process which utilizes an algorithmic...[Read more]

Certification Skills: N/A

Webinar: Virtual Briefing: Creating a Weekly Crime Analysis Update Video

Web-Based

Most Law Enforcement agencies hold their version of “briefing” or “roll call”, several times a day, primarily at the beginning of each shift. They are...[Read more]

Certification Skills: N/A

About the Professional Training Series

Each class offered by the IACA is designed to provide a solid foundation in key skills needed to be a successful analyst.