Today’s the start of the International Association of Crime Analysts’ annual conference. This year, the conference is being held in Henderson, Nevada. There will be some great training courses this year as evidenced by the conference agenda.
If you’re a crime analyst, or a police officer that regularly deals with crime problems in your community, and you are not a member of IACA I would highly encourage you to consider joining. The cost of joining is minimal, and the benefits far outweigh the $25 cost to join.
As a member of IACA, you gain access to training at reduced cost, are eligible to work towards IACA certification and most importantly, gain access to some of the best people in the field. Just being able to access the members’ only mailing email discussion list is worth the membership fee alone. I regularly see an analyst post a query to the list on a complex problem only to have the query answered by list members with minutes. There is something to be said for being able to crowdsource a problem with some really brilliant people.
Are you an IACA member? If not, what’s stopping you?