Congratulations to all the recipients of the IALEIA 2015 Professional Service Awards for exceptional achievements by analysts, executives, and organizations in the field of law enforcement intelligence. All the recipients of the 2015 IALEIA Awards were formally introduced and recognized during the awards banquet at the IALEIA/LEIU annual training event in Phoenix, Arizona. Earlier, at an informal get together at the training event, the recipients talked with the IALEIA Board and several IALEIA members about their accomplishments and contributions to the analytical function. This was an enlightening experience for the awardees to be recognized by their peers.
- The organization making the most significant progress utilizing intelligence analytical techniques to support law enforcement objectives at the Region/State/Province Level.
- Individuals for outstanding contributions as intelligence analysts to the achievement of law enforcement objectives.
- The executive or supervisor for outstanding support and recognition of the intelligence analysis function.
Members of the 2015 IALEIA Professional Service Awards Committee
Chair, John M. Smith, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, United States
Francisco Bandenes, Brazilian National Police, Brazil
Heather Barron, Henderson Police Department, United States
Wendell Black, U.S. Secret Service, United States
Sue Budworth, DAC Beachcroft LLP, England, United Kingdom
Shayla Burris, Kentucky State Police, United States
George Gelman-Kipnis, Centro Internacional De Intelligencia, Mexico
Keith Jackson, Norfolk Constabulary, England , United Kingdom
Jarek Jakubcek, Europol Cybercrime Centre, Netherlands
Jill Patterson, Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, British Columbia, Canada Alicia Reitter, MAGLOCLEN, United States
Julia Smith, New Zealand National Police, New Zealand
IALEIA President Jennifer Johnstone and IALEIA Awards Chair John Smith presented awards to:
2015 IALEIA Award Recipients
Category 1B - To the organization making the most significant progress utilizing intelligence analytical techniques to support law enforcement objectives:
New York State Division of Criminal Justice
Crime Analysis Centers Program
Jenny Johnstone – John E. Reigert- John Smith
(Accepting for the New York State Division of Criminal Justice – Mr. John E. Reigert)
The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Crime Analysis Centers are five state and local government collaborative centers strategically located throughout the state of New York. These multi-jurisdictional analytical units are responsible for in-depth analysis of crime incidents, offender data, and police calls for service that provide a comprehensive analysis of the criminal environment within each center’s geographical area of responsibility. Each center focuses on a strategic, intelligence-led, and targeted approach to analysis and maintains a cooperative partnership with the state’s fusion center, the New York State Intelligence Center (NYSIC).
Category 2 - To individuals for outstanding contributions as intelligence analysts to the achievement of law enforcement objectives:
Greater Manchester Police
Jenny Johnstone – Danielle Williams - John Smith
Ms. Williams developed and wrote a strategic analysis on the nature and extent of child sexual exploitation for the Greater Manchester Police. This analysis is currently the model used by other law enforcement agencies in the U.K. and Ireland. Ms. Williams’ analysis required her to coordinate, collect, analyze, and synthesize data from a vast myriad of social and law enforcement agencies. Her analysis validated collection methodologies against academic sources. Her final analysis provided a screening tool to identify early childhood risk factors; a detailed offender profile which successfully challenged common misconceptions; an analysis of gaps in service to victims; and recommendations to correct those gaps.
National Crime Agency
(John Smith accepted the award for Ms. Emma Hughes)
Ms. Hughes completed a complex analysis of more than 35,000 telephone calls and text messages in addition to other intelligence sources to prove a prison inmate continued to run his narcotics trafficking operations form his prison cell. This analysis was used to prosecute the inmate for his continued illegal activities. This analysis was critical for prosecution and for a British court to issue a seizure order of £198 million (approximately $295 million), which is the largest seizure order in Europe to date.
Category 3 – To a law enforcement executive or supervisor for outstanding support and recognition of the intelligence analysis function.
Bureau of Narcotics Investigation and Drug Control
Office of Attorney General, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Jenny Johnstone – Jonathan Duecker - John Smith
Mr. Duecker is the Special Agent in Charge of the Intelligence Unit for the Pennsylvania’s Office of Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics Investigation and Drug Control. He assumed this role in 2013 with one agent and one analyst. Mr. Duecker developed and fostered the growth of the unit into an intelligence unit with: a Supervisory Agent, one Narcotics Agent, three Child Predator Analysts, seven regional Narcotics Analysts, and two Strategic Analysts. His background and training included intelligence and analysis functions which he used to help train his new unit in strategic threat assessments, trends, analytical case support, predictive analysis, and a host of other intelligence-related techniques and practices. Under his leadership, this unit continues to develop and to enhance working with law enforcement agencies throughout Pennsylvania.