Who We AreIALEIA is the largest professional organization in the world representing law enforcement analysts, a nonprofit 501(c) 3 corporation based in the US. IALEIA is managed by an international Board of Directors consisting of eleven elected IALEIA members and several volunteer committees, as well as an Executive Advisory Board appointed by the President. IALEIA has training courses, 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.
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.
Members are brought together to achieve the following objectives:
• Advocacy. IALEIA unites members and advances public and official understanding of criminal intelligence analysis and its role as a profession. IALEIA is governed by a Board of Directors assisted by member committees. Board Directors regularly represent IALEIA as subject matter experts at international and national meetings. Senior members also serve as advocates and advisors to newer members.
• Training. IALEIA devises concepts, standards, and curricula for training, and offers basic analyst training for analysts worldwide.
• Certification. IALEIA has qualification standards and indices of competence for the profession, and administers a professional international certification program. In 1991, a certification program for law enforcement analysts was created. The IALEIA Analyst Certification Program is structured to encourage continuing education, measure knowledge and skills, and recognize excellence though experience.
• Networking. Regular meetings, training, and speakers are arranged by the numerous regional IALEIA chapters worldwide. By providing timely, relevant information to members on opportunities and issues affecting the field, IALEIA promotes well-informed career analysts. In addition, IALEIA’s website (www.ialeia.org) is available in several languages to facilitate international networking opportunities.
• Professionalism. Our organization reinforces the concepts of professionalism, dedication to service, and integrity among practitioners of criminal intelligence analysis.
• Research. IALEIA encourages research about criminal intelligence analysis and the analytic process, and identifies funding for such research.