Dr. Shelagh Dorn, CICA
Shelagh Dorn is an IALEIA Criminal Intelligence Certified Analyst (CICA), and has served as IALEIA’s President since 2015.
Shelagh has more than twenty-six years in criminal justice; she began her policing career as a Marine Warden and sworn officer with the Brunswick (Maine) Police Department. She has fifteen years of experience as a paramedic and volunteer firefighter with agencies in Maine and New York.
Shelagh is the Director of Strategic Planning & Analysis with the Greenville, SC Police Department, where she manages crime and intelligence analysis, department strategic planning, research, and information technology. Previously, as Assistant Director of Technical Assistance and Training for the John Finn Institute for Public Safety from 2013-2015, she oversaw the work of a dozen crime analysts in five cities in upstate New York. She worked in a fusion center for the New York State Police as the supervising/senior criminal intelligence analyst at the New York State Intelligence Center (NYSIC) from its inception in 2003 through 2011.
During the past fifteen years, Shelagh has participated in designing and teaching numerous state and national intelligence analysis training programs. As an instructor in various online and classroom courses, Shelagh specializes in teaching intelligence writing, critical thinking, crime and intelligence analysis management, and communications. She is a certified and active FIAT instructor, and was an original member of IALEIA's Foundations of Intelligence Analysis Training (FIAT) Coordinating Committee. Shelagh has represented IALEIA worldwide in the past decade on the International Board, as Membership Director, Vice President, and President.
She studied Sociology with a concentration in law and society at Cornell University (B.A.) and Criminal Justice at the University at Albany-SUNY (M.A.); and completed her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice (University at Albany) in 2016, writing her dissertation about intelligence analysis and information sharing: Examining Law Enforcement Analysis and Intelligence Capabilities: A Case Study of Urban Policing.
Shelagh represents IALEIA with distinction on a number of national and international committees and at conferences, including the Global Intelligence Working Group’s Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council (CICC); the Department of Homeland Security State and Local Intelligence Council (SLIC); and she was also selected to be a member of the Director of National Intelligence’s Homeland Security and Law Enforcement Partners Board.
Shelagh is the proud mom to two daughters, ages 10 and 4; her husband recently retired from law enforcement in NY and they are enjoying upstate South Carolina life.