EthicsThe 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.
Have a question, comment, concern or complaint related to ethics? Email the Ethics Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.