Ethics

The integrity of the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA) is dependent upon the conduct of its individual members in all membership categories. A code of ethical behavior is set forth herewith for the purpose of providing guidance in achieving a desirable individual and group standard.


Members of IALEIA will

  • Exhibit the highest standards of personal integrity and professional propriety

  • Represent IALEIA at all official functions, including meetings, training events, and IALEIA Chapter activities, in accord with IALEIA bylaws, procedures, policies, and code of ethics

  • Report violations of IALEIA bylaws, policies, or code of ethics to the Board of Directors

  • Follow all prevailing best practices and professional standards that apply to criminal intelligence analysis functions

  • Adhere to and apply the core tenets of the Law Enforcement Analytic Standards document when carrying out analytic assignments

  • Refrain from any conduct, in an official capacity, that diminishes public trust and confidence or detracts from the integrity of the criminal intelligence analysis profession

  • Avoid engaging in criminal, dishonest, disreputable, or disgraceful personal conduct

  • Avoid any non-official social or business associations with persons who are known to engage in criminal activity

  • Diligently protect individual civil rights, civil liberties, and personal privacy in all professional actions and intelligence projects

  • Refrain from any activities that might adversely affect the reputation of IALEIA and/or IALEIA members.


Members of IALEIA will not

  • Engage in unauthorized information release concerning ongoing or prospective criminal cases, intelligence operations, or other sensitive law enforcement information

  • Knowingly misrepresent any case evidence, research data, or analytic findings

  • Purposely provide false or misleading information concerning their academic background, analytic experience, or professional qualifications

  • Solicit or accept any bribes, gifts, or favors in connection with official duties

  • Knowingly make false or misleading statements, or conceal material facts, in connection with any analytic project or official proceeding

  • Engage in any form of illegal activity—including consumption of illegal substances

  • Denigrate IALEIA, their agency, co-workers, or the criminal analysis profession

  • Discriminate against others on the basis of race, sex, creed, national origin, or religion

  • Participate in any form of sexual harassment or exhibit malice directed at any member of a minority or other protected group

  • Misuse, or release to any non-member without authorization, any sensitive or proprietary IALEIA material, including official logo, membership records, administrative proceedings, official documents and publications, training materials, or other non-public data.