2012 IALEIA Awards (San Diego, California)
Category 1A - To the organization making the most significant progress utilizing intelligence analytical techniques to support law enforcement objectives: National/International Level.
New Zealand Police National Intelligence Centre for the
Professional Development in Intelligence Programme
John Smith - Carl Kennedy - Jenny Johnstone
[Carl Kennedy accepted the award for the New Zealand Police National Intelligence Centre]
The New Zealand Police National Intelligence Centre for the Professional Development Intelligence Programme (PDIP) is a comprehensive program of intelligence staff development that identifies the individual roles in intelligence, and the position descriptions and career pathways for those roles. This is accomplished through a competency-based program requiring all staff to demonstrate levels of performance for their positions. The PDIP also introduced a National Diploma in Intelligence Analysis (NDIA) as a requirement for all staff assigned as intelligence analysts. This is accomplished through a three-year training program that develops Trainee Analysts into Analysts with the awarding of the NDIA.
Category 1B – To the organization making the most significant progress utilizing intelligence analytical techniques to support law enforcement objectives: Regional/State/Province Level.
Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Criminal Intelligence Unit
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Philadelphia Field Division Group V Intelligence
John Smith - Kelly Heim - Ashley Thompson - Jenny Johnstone
[Kelly Heim accepted the award for ATF and Ashley Thompson and Barry Budd for the Pittsburg Bureau of Police]
The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Criminal Intelligence Unit and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Philadelphia Field Division, Group V Intelligence, conducted a joint, long-term investigation of a violent street gang in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Developing actionable intelligence through various analytical techniques and using expert analytical testimony before a Grand Jury, this investigation resulted in the convictions of 27 individuals to more than 600 years of prison time and resulted in a 46 percent reduction in firearms violence.
Category 2 – To individuals for outstanding contributions as intelligence analysts to the achievement of law enforcement objectives (five awards were granted).
Ms. Julia Burger and Ms. Annemarie Morrison
New Zealand Police
John Smith - Annemarie Morrison - Jenny Johnstone
[Annemarie Morrison also accepted for Julia Burger]
Ms. Julia Burger and Ms. Annemarie Morrisonwere assigned at assist the Royal Commission established to investigate the Pike River Coal Mine explosion. They produced a “Sequence of Events” document, which showed the sequence of events thematically and temporally. The document was critical in reducing speculation on what was and was not known at the time decisions were made, which significantly reduced the impact of “the wisdom of hindsight.”
Ms. Alicia Reitter
John Smith - Alicia Reitter - Jenny Johnstone
Ms. Alicia Reitter, as sole analyst, produced a Strategic Threat Assessment on the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) Street Gang. The assessment was completed after an exhaustive effort involving surveys, personal interviews, data analysis, and reviewing open source materials. Her knowledge of intelligence-led policing not only guided the scope of the assessment towards operational intelligence, but also assists street-level law enforcement officers who encounter MS-13 gang members.
Ms. Sue Budworth and Mr. Gary Williamson
John Smith - Sue Budworth - Jenny Johnstone
[Suzanne Budworth also accepted for Gary Williamson]
Ms. Sue Budworth and Mr. Gary Williamson collaborated on a burglary series involving eleven police forces across the U.K. They successfully integrated analytical techniques into both the investigative and intelligence functions to identify the offender. They cultivated the use of new datasets through the innovative use of “Tracesmart”, a system relatively unknown to policing at that stage. Tracesmart provided the missing link for the investigation in terms of showing how the offender selected his victims, and also left an evidence trail that could be cross-matched with his mobile phone activity records. The offender pleaded guilty and received a sentence of eleven years.
Mr. Keith Jackson, Mr. Jon Jeffrey, and Mr. George Adamson
Association of Chief Police Officers, Gloustershire Constabulary Headquarters
John Smith - Keith Jackson - Jenny Johnstone
[Keith Jackson also accepted for Jon Jeffrey and George Adamson]
Mr. Keith Jackson, Mr. Jon Jeffrey, and Mr. George Adamson developed and produced an analytical assessment providing a detailed insight into the trafficking of women for sexual exploitation in the off-street sex prostitution sector in England and Wales. Prior to this work, estimations of the number of victims were at best approximate. Their assessment not only provided a specific estimate of the number of victims but also a breakdown by region and area of origin. The key breakthrough was the detailed insight into the nature of coercion and explanation of nuances in perspectives of human trafficking from the point of view of the women involved.
Mr. Jarek Jacubcek
An Garda Síochána
John Smith - Jarek Jacubcek - Jenny Johnstone
Mr. Jarek Jacubcek was instrumental in the development and customization of software used by e-mail spammers for use in law enforcement investigations. He customized the software to search automatically and connect the telephone numbers used in Internet advertisements in Ireland with those identified and associated with criminals involved in serious property and vehicle theft incidents. This exploitation quickly and efficiently enhanced the identification of stolen items sold on the Internet.
Category 3 – To the executive or supervisor for outstanding support and recognition of the intelligence analysis function.
Mr. R. Mark Evans, OBE
New Zealand Police
John Smith - Carl Kennedy - Jenny Johnstone
[Carl Kennedy accepted the award for R. Mark Evans]
Mr. R. Mark Evans led the program which resulted in the creation of a National Intelligence Centre for the New Zealand Police. He was recently promoted and now serves as the Director of Intelligence for New Zealand Police. Mr. Evans was also crucial in the development of a District Intelligence Structure and a standardized training, certification, and professional development program for New Zealand Police. He epitomizes the importance of an executive in facilitating the role of intelligence and analytical functions.