IALEIA PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AWARDS PROGRAM
Section 1. Authorization. IALEIA will establish an award program for outstanding contributions to intelligence analysis.
Section 2. The Program. The annual IALEIA Professional Service Awards are presented to individuals, organizations, and executives for outstanding contributions to the analytical profession. The criteria for evaluating the submissions in each category will be established and publicized to the membership.
Section 3. Nomination Instructions. Each nomination must be accompanied by at least one other nomination from a second individual or organization that contains detailed documentation of support. Self-nomination is not allowed. Organizations or individuals cannot receive the same award in more than two consecutive years for the same publication (e.g. different issues of the same periodical). Telephone and fax numbers, and addresses of the nominee and the nominator must be provided; e-mail if possible. Nominations, including ten (10) printed copies, or one (1) copy via email of all materials, must be postmarked no later than the deadline date determined by the Awards chair. In order to provide adequate time for evaluation and award preparation, no exceptions will be made for late entries postmarked after the deadline.
Section 4. Categories. Awards will be granted in the following categories based on specific criteria listed below. No award will be given in a category where no outstanding submission was received. All nominees will be advised of the award determinations.
Category 1. IALEIA Award for Excellence: Organization. This category recognizes an Organization, Agency, Department, Unit, or Task Force making the most significant progress utilizing intelligence analytical techniques to support the organization’s objectives. One award will be granted in each of three organizational levels: 1) Local; 2) State/Province/Region; and 3) National/International. Criteria for this award category are:
- Enhanced effectiveness of the investigative effort.
- Improvements in the processing of information into intelligence.
- Innovation in the integration of intelligence functions into investigative operations.
- At least one member of the organization nominated for and receiving the award shall be an IALEIA member. An IALEIA membership application must be submitted within 30 days of the close of nominations.
Category 2. IALEIA Award for Excellence: Individual. This category recognizes up to six awards (6) to individuals for outstanding contributions as intelligence analysts, investigators, or prosecutors utilizing intelligence products leading to the achievement of the organization’s objectives. Work products in this category can include publications, investigative support materials, threat assessments, innovative training curriculum, etc. Criteria for this award category are:
- Initiative and perseverance in stimulating interest of analysts, investigators or prosecutors through analysis or crime activity.
- Sophistication and diligence in the use of analytical techniques in support of investigations.
- Innovation in the development of graphical techniques for presentation of complex cases in court.
- Effectiveness in coordinating the planning of intelligence support analysis with investigative case management.
- Providing tactical or strategic coverage to areas not previously served or served adequately.
- Nominees and award recipients shall be IALEIA members. When multiple persons [maximum of two (2)] are included in a single Category 2 award, at least one of the nominees shall be an IALEIA member. An IALEIA membership application must be submitted within 30 days of close of nominations.
Category: IALEIA Award for Excellence: Executive, Manager, or Supervisor. This category recognizes one (1) individual executive, manager, or supervisor for outstanding support and advancement of the intelligence analysis function. Criteria for this award include: a detailed description of how the individual applied, organized, or employed analysts and intelligence to further agency objectives. Nominees and recipients do not have to be members of IALEIA.
Section 5. Award Recognition.
Category 1. A representative of each entity of the three levels for a Category I award will receive: a plaque; registration and banquet fee for the IALEIA Annual training event for one representative in each level; and an offer of a free one-year IALEIA individual membership for one member of the organization receiving the award.
Category 2. Award recipients in Category 2 will receive: a plaque; registration and banquet fee for the Annual training event paid by IALEIA; reimbursement for hotel expenses for two nights upon receipt of the proper IALEIA Expense Form and receipts; and an offer of a free one-year IALEIA membership. When multiple persons (maximum of two) are included in a single Category 2 award, each recipient will receive a plaque, but only one recipient (an IALEIA member) will be awarded the registration and banquet fees, and reimbursement for the hotel expenses for two nights.
Category 3. The award recipients in Category 3 will receive: a plaque; and registration and banquet fee for the Annual training event paid by IALEIA. If an award recipient is unable to attend the Awards Ceremony, a representative from his/her organization may accept the plaque on the recipient’s behalf.
Section 6. Evaluation and Scoring. All submissions will be evaluated using the same scoring values on a scale from 1 to 5 (highest) with the minimum passing score of 35 points out a possible 50 points (70%). The scoring values are: 1 = No evidence; 2 = May be implied; 3 = Partially satisfied; 4 = Fully satisfied; and 5 = Outstanding.
2015 IALEIA Award Recipients
On Thursday, May 7, 2015, at the awards banquet of the 2015 IALEIA/LEIU annual training event, in Phoenix, Arizona, IALIEA presented its 2015 awards to:
New York State Division of Criminal Justice
Crime Analysis Centers Program
Greater Manchester Police
National Crime Agency
Bureau of Narcotics Investigation and Drug Control
Office of Attorney General, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
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