Who We Are
IALEIA is the largest professional organization in the world representing law enforcement analysts. It is based in the United States, and is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation. IALEIA is managed by an international Board of Directors consisting of nine elected IALEIA members. Several board members are also supported by volunteer committees. IALEIA also has an Executive Advisory Board appointed by the President. IALEIA supports regional chapters throughout the world. IALEIA has a certification program for analysts, a code of ethics, and bylaws that provide structure for the organization. We represent law enforcement analysts in a variety of venues, and provide an environment of community by establishing regional chapters.
Before 1980 there was no organization dedicated to represent analytical personnel in law enforcement. To fill this need, a small group of professional intelligence analysts and managers held their first official meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana in October, 1981. They created what is known as the INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT INTELLIGENCE ANALYSTS, INC. (IALEIA).
These first members represented Local, State/Provincial and Federal law enforcement agencies located in Canada and the United States. Today, IALEIA's membership now includes members from all over the world. These members are united for the purpose of promoting standards of excellence in law enforcement analysis by enhancing the mutual exchange of ideas, supporting analytical standards, and providing training.
IALEIA is also affiliated with the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers.
The purpose of IALEIA is to advance high standards of professionalism in law enforcement intelligence analysis at the Local, State/Provincial, National and International levels. Our aim is to enhance understanding of the role of intelligence analysis, encourage the recognition of intelligence analysis as a professional endeavor, develop International qualification and competency standards, reinforce professional concepts, devise training standards and curricula, furnish advisory and related services on intelligence analysis matters, conduct analytic-related research studies, and provide the ability to disseminate information regarding analytical techniques and methods.