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IALEIA Code of Ethics

(Revised October 16, 2014)

The 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.