Who We Are
IALEIA is the largest professional organization in the world representing law enforcement analysts. It is based in the United States, and is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 corporation. IALEIA is managed by an international Board of Directors consisting of nine elected IALEIA members. Several board members are also supported by volunteer committees. IALEIA also has an Executive Advisory Board appointed by the President. IALEIA supports regional chapters throughout the world. IALEIA has a certification program for analysts, a code of ethics, and bylaws that provide structure for the organization. We represent law enforcement analysts in a variety of venues, and provide an environment of community by establishing regional chapters.
Before 1980, no organization dedicated to represent analytical personnel in law enforcement existed. To fill this need, a small group of professional intelligence analysts and managers held their inaugural meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, in October 1981. They created the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts, Inc. (IALEIA).
These first members represented local, state/provincial, and federal law enforcement agencies in Canada and the United States. Today, IALEIA's membership includes members and chapters throughout the world. These members are united to promote standards of excellence in law enforcement analysis by enhancing the mutual exchange of ideas, supporting analytical standards, and providing training.
IALEIA evolved as the role of the law enforcement analyst has matured. IALEIA strives to capture the intelligence analysis experience of individuals and agencies and to convert and share that knowledge through law enforcement educational products. IALEIA devotes its organizational resources as a leader in training, through its international conferences and the Foundations of Intelligence Analysis Training (FIAT). To enhance the analyst profession, IALEIA provides a certification program with a designation of Criminal Intelligence Certified Analyst (CICA).
Continuing its emphasis on facilitating networking among analysts, IALEIA fosters regional chapters and forged partnerships with the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers (AIPIO), the Law Enforcement Intelligence Units (LEIU), and the Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies (CASIS). Among its products, IALEIA shares knowledge through: the IALEIA Journal, the IALEIA newsletter the IntelScope, and the seminal publication of the Law Enforcement Analytic Standards (2011), and "Criminal Intelligence for the 21st Century" (2011).
The purpose of IALEIA is to advance high standards of professionalism in law enforcement intelligence analysis at the local, state/provincial, national, and international levels. Our aim is to enhance understanding of the role of intelligence analysis, encourage the recognition of intelligence analysis as a professional endeavor, develop international qualification and competency standards, reinforce professional concepts, devise training standards and curricula, furnish advisory and related services on intelligence analysis matters, conduct analytic-related research studies, and provide the ability to disseminate information regarding analytical techniques and methods.