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Webinars are 1-2 hour long sessions, usually held once a month, via Zoom, that can either be stand-alone topics or a series of topics that connect from one to the next. The sessions can be taken independently, but for a webinar series, the material builds on itself as the year goes on so we encourage people to take the whole series.

Each webinar costs $15 for IACA members, $30 for non-members. However, you may purchase a series pass at a 25% discount which includes all future Tactical Series webinars (the price is pro-rated as the year progresses). If a session is free, it will be noted in the description. All students who participate live will receive a Certificate of Attendance. All IACA members who register for a webinar will receive Continuing Education credits for that session, regardless if they attend live or receive the recording. 

Some (but not all) webinars are recorded and can be viewed by IACA members after 45 days have passed from the original air date.


How Law enforcement agencies use AI for audio and text analysis - Sponsored by DS Compliance

Language English
Difficulty Level / Intended Audience Anyone

March 5th, 2024 | 1200 Eastern/1700 UK

The pressure on Forensic Analysts to process at pace continues to grow, risking burnout and fatigue.

DS Keywords is an AI platform that detects and identifies keywords and phrases in video, voice and text files:

  • Empowers analysts and users to transcribe and analyze audio, OCR and text assets automatically
  • Uses Artificial Intelligence to accurately detect & highlight keywords and phrases within audio and text files. Any type of digital document may be analyzed
  • Supports multiple languages and dialects
  • No data is retained by the platform; only analyzed and returned to the end-user for secure hosting in a data center of their choice
  • Uses a US secure cloud based platform or local premises

Please join DS Compliance for a training overview on DS Keywords, how the technology is able to assist Forensic Analysts in a responsible manner without losing control.

FREE for all attendees

Register Here

Tactical Series 2024

Language English
Difficulty Level / Intended Audience Anyone

Instructors: Angela Backer-Hines, Christopher Bruce, Dawn Reeby, and Jennifer Zawitz

Tactical crime analysis is a crucial element in modern policing, providing police with the tools and methodologies necessary to effectively combat crime. It's a frequent, action-oriented process meant to serve the immediate needs of the agency.

This webinar series will walk you through the entire tactical analysis process: from identifying a series, forecasting, tactical products, effective responses, all the way to post-arrest considerations. Instructors will provide real world examples and demonstrate techniques. 

All Tactical Series webinars will be recorded; if you cannot attend the live session, we will provide the recording within 2 business days. All registrants who are IACA members will receive Continuing Education Credits and you may request a certificate if you want one. For non-registrants, the recordings will be posted to the webinar library after 45 days.

Click here for a detailed outline and all the class materials (each presentation will be added as the year progresses). 


Most sessions are held at 1400 Eastern time, but please see specific dates

  • March 7th: Identifying Patterns and Series (14:00 ET)-Christopher Bruce
  • April 11th: Overview of Pattern Analysis 1 (14:00 ET)-Dawn Reeby
  • May 9th: Overview of Pattern Analysis 2 (14:00 ET)-Dawn Reeby
  • June 13th: Introduction to Forecasting (14:00 ET)-Christopher Bruce
  • July 11th: Temporal Analysis & Forecasting (14:00 ET)-Angela Backer-Hines
  • August 8th: Spatial Analysis & Forecasting (14:00 ET)-Angela Backer-Hines
  • September 12th: Criminal Behavior & Tactical Profiling (14:00 ET)-Christopher Bruce
  • October 10th: Tactical Products & Dissemination (13:00 ET)-Jennifer Zawitz
  • November 14th: Effective Responses (14:00 ET)-Christopher Bruce
  • December 12th: After the Arrest (13:00 ET)-Jennifer Zawitz

Completed sessions:

  • January: Introduction to Tactical Analysis (Jennifer Zawitz) (will be posted approx. Feb 25th)
  • February 8th: Data Management (Christopher Bruce)  (will be posted approx. Mar 24th)


Register for Tactical Series

If you have questions about the webinar program, visit Webinar FAQs.

Previous Webinar Series

  • Microsoft Excel Series 2017 (all sessions available in webinar library)
  • Microsoft Access Series 2018 (all sessions available in webinar library)
  • Best Practices Series 2019 (all recorded sessions available in webinar library)
  • i2 Series 2020 (all sessions available in webinar library)
  • ArcGIS Pro Series 2021 (all sessions available in webinar library)
  • Certification Series 2022 (all sessions available in webinar library)
  • Virtual Conference 2023 (all recorded sessions available in webinar library)
  • Power Series 2023 (all sessions available in webinar library)

Visit the Webinar Library to view previous webinars (requires member login).

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