New IACA Class Posted: Webinar: Best Practices Series 2019-1 What to Expect When You Are Expecting…A Job: Getting Hired as a Crime Analyst: 1/31/2019 – 1/31/2019 in Online

The first sentence in any HR interviewer’s guide: ‘Tell me about a time when…’. Finding and securing a job in any field is difficult now, but jobs in law enforcement present unique challenges. What can you expect in the interview? How should you prepare? Will you have to juggle? The answer to these questions and many more will be addressed in this class. From resume prep to expectations in your first few weeks, this course will provide helpful preparation for finding, preparing for, interviewing, and securing a job as an analyst. Spoiler alert: you will not have to juggle. This is the first session in a year-long series of webinars designed to help analysts learn the best practices in crime analysis. Members may pick and choose which topics are most applicable to them or enroll in the entire series. Citrix invites will be sent out roughly 1 week before the webinar. Certificates of attendance are provided to those who participate roughly 1 week after the session is over.

The first sentence in any HR interviewer's guide: 'Tell me about a time when…'. Finding and securing a job in any field is difficult now, but jobs in law enforcement present unique challenges. What can you expect in the interview? How should you prepare? Will you have to juggle? The answer to these questions and many more will be addressed in this class. From resume prep to expectations in your first few weeks, this course will provide helpful preparation for finding, preparing for, interviewing, and securing a job as an analyst. Spoiler alert: you will not have to juggle. This is the first session in a year-long series of webinars designed to help analysts learn the best practices in crime analysis. Members may pick and choose which topics are most applicable to them or enroll in the entire series. Citrix invites will be sent out roughly 1 week before the webinar. Certificates of attendance are provided to those who participate roughly 1 week after the session is over.

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New IACA Class Posted: Webinar: Best Practices Series 2019-3 What Not To Do On the Job: Professional Communication in all Settings: 3/28/2019 – 3/28/2019 in Online

As analysts and officers become more comfortable in their roles, some of the formality in communication eases. While it is certainly acceptable to be yourself at home, you should strive to be your professional self in the workplace. What does this me…

As analysts and officers become more comfortable in their roles, some of the formality in communication eases. While it is certainly acceptable to be yourself at home, you should strive to be your professional self in the workplace. What does this mean? This course will explore professional communication in a law enforcement setting. This includes exploration of the Freedom of Information Act, phone calls and text messages, emails, and verbal communication in formal and informal settings. It will further include information on presenting to different audiences (officers, command staff, community members, supervisory boards/city councils, etc.) and meeting expectations in each setting. This is the third session in a year-long series of webinars designed to help analysts learn the best practices in crime analysis. Members may pick and choose which topics are most applicable to them or enroll in the entire series. Citrix invites will be sent out roughly 1 week before the webinar. Certificates of attendance are provided to those who participate roughly 1 week after the session is over.

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New IACA Class Posted: Webinar: Best Practices Series 2019-2 What Do We Need? Tools! When Do We Need it? Now!: Creating the Crime Analysis Position from Scratch and Getting the Respect you Deserve: 2/26/2019 – 2/26/2019 in Online

You’ve got the job, you’ve packed your lunch, now create a new position. And go! This can be an intimidating proposition, but there are basic tools and skills you can request to make starting a new position or role (relatively) painless. This course…

You've got the job, you've packed your lunch, now create a new position. And go! This can be an intimidating proposition, but there are basic tools and skills you can request to make starting a new position or role (relatively) painless. This course will discuss basic training and tools needed for analytical work, along with some bonus tools if funding is available. We will also discuss the placement of the analyst in the office and setting expectations from the onset regarding your expertise and responsibilities. Come with questions! This is the second session in a year-long series of webinars designed to help analysts learn the best practices in crime analysis. Members may pick and choose which topics are most applicable to them or enroll in the entire series. Citrix invites will be sent out roughly 1 week before the webinar. Certificates of attendance are provided to those who participate roughly 1 week after the session is over.

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New IACA Class Posted: Webinar: Best Practices Series 2019-9 Expect the Unexpected: What To Do with Missing People and Children: 9/26/2019 – 9/26/2019 in Online

Missing children and adults can be some of the most stressful hours or days in an analyst’s career. You can prepare yourself for the inevitable in a few simple steps. This course includes the full scope of the analyst’s role in a missing person’s cas…

Missing children and adults can be some of the most stressful hours or days in an analyst's career. You can prepare yourself for the inevitable in a few simple steps. This course includes the full scope of the analyst's role in a missing person's case. From preparing for the event before it happens (yes it can be done) to the required steps taken after the person is recovered, the goal of this course is to better prepare those in the field to manage the experience of a missing persons case efficiently and effectively. **PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COURSE IS LE SENSITIVE** The roster will be checked and further identification may be required. This is the ninth session in a year-long series of webinars designed to help analysts learn the best practices in crime analysis. Members may pick and choose which topics are most applicable to them or enroll in the entire series. Citrix invites will be sent out roughly 1 week before the webinar. Certificates of attendance are provided to those who participate roughly 1 week after the session is over.

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New IACA Class Posted: Webinar: Best Practices Series 2019-8 Concerts and Rallies and Weather, Oh My!: Preparing for Large Scale Events and Disasters : 8/29/2019 – 8/29/2019 in Online

You have done the social media searches. You have contacted the IACA list. You have had to google the names of the new artists three times. Now they are coming to your town. What steps should you take? With any large scale operational event, there …

You have done the social media searches. You have contacted the IACA list. You have had to google the names of the new artists three times. Now they are coming to your town. What steps should you take? With any large scale operational event, there are certain best practices that should be followed while incorporating practical steps to ensure a successful and safe event. This presentation will explore both the required steps that must be followed in dealing with the potential for high numbers of calls for service and the practical measures you can take to maintain your sanity during a busy event. The goal of this course is to help the analyst succeed in preparation for large scale events from anticipated rallies to unexpected natural disasters. If television teaches us anything, it is that both will happen at the same time. **PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COURSE IS LE SENSITIVE** The roster will be checked and further identification may be required. This is the eighth session in a year-long series of webinars designed to help analysts learn the best practices in crime analysis. Members may pick and choose which topics are most applicable to them or enroll in the entire series. Citrix invites will be sent out roughly 1 week before the webinar. Certificates of attendance are provided to those who participate roughly 1 week after the session is over.

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New IACA Class Posted: Webinar: Best Practices Series 2019-5 Making a Map-erer – What to Include and Why?: 5/23/2019 – 5/23/2019 in Online

Everybody loves a map. Practically, though, the style, tone, and information included on a map will differ greatly depending on your audience. This course will explore mapping requirements in different contexts with the goal of addressing both best p…

Everybody loves a map. Practically, though, the style, tone, and information included on a map will differ greatly depending on your audience. This course will explore mapping requirements in different contexts with the goal of addressing both best practices in mapping and what is reasonable in practice. Target groups for products will include patrol officers, command staff, community groups, attorneys, the analytical community, and external distribution lists. Several products for purchase will be discussed in the context of use, but the goal is to create a usable product with readily available tools (both free and paid) rather than a sales pitch for a particular mapping software. This is the fifth session in a year-long series of webinars designed to help analysts learn the best practices in crime analysis. Members may pick and choose which topics are most applicable to them or enroll in the entire series. Citrix invites will be sent out roughly 1 week before the webinar. Certificates of attendance are provided to those who participate roughly 1 week after the session is over.

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New IACA Class Posted: Webinar: Best Practices Series 2019-4 Excel – Now What? How to Identify a Crime Series : 4/25/2019 – 4/25/2019 in Online

There are thousands of books and podcasts on identifying crime series and predictive analysis, tens of which actually come from credible sources! This course will discuss the best practices in identifying a crime series or pattern, while also discussi…

There are thousands of books and podcasts on identifying crime series and predictive analysis, tens of which actually come from credible sources! This course will discuss the best practices in identifying a crime series or pattern, while also discussing the practical aspects of completing the task. Some light Excel training will be included, but this course focuses on what to do after you have entered your data. Predictive analysis will be discussed, along with the use in practice. This is the fourth session in a year-long series of webinars designed to help analysts learn the best practices in crime analysis. Members may pick and choose which topics are most applicable to them or enroll in the entire series. Citrix invites will be sent out roughly 1 week before the webinar. Certificates of attendance are provided to those who participate roughly 1 week after the session is over.

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New IACA Class Posted: Webinar: Best Practices Series 2019-6 Crime Series Identified and Map Made, Now What? Practical Bulletins for Every Setting, Follow Up, and Assessing Response: 6/27/2019 – 6/27/2019 in Online

It seems every department has a different design for their bulletins, and every department thinks that their design is best. Each publication also has different recommendations for best practices regarding information that should be included. What is …

It seems every department has a different design for their bulletins, and every department thinks that their design is best. Each publication also has different recommendations for best practices regarding information that should be included. What is an analyst to do? This course will discuss the practical publication of bulletins for a variety of audiences while also addressing best practices. Style and content will both be examined, while also acknowledging the likelihood of having to create these items with limited information and a tight timeframe. Even if you still prefer the style of your bulletin at the end of this course, you can still gather some tips and tricks to freshen the look. This is the sixth session in a year-long series of webinars designed to help analysts learn the best practices in crime analysis. Members may pick and choose which topics are most applicable to them or enroll in the entire series. Citrix invites will be sent out roughly 1 week before the webinar. Certificates of attendance are provided to those who participate roughly 1 week after the session is over.

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New IACA Class Posted: Webinar: Best Practices Series 2019-7 You Get an Account and You Get an Account!: Social Media for Offenders and For You : 7/25/2019 – 7/25/2019 in Online

‘I’m a social media expert’ says everyone ever. In reality, many people fall into social media habits that can be dangerous. This course will discuss best practices for both the analyst’s professional and personal social media use. Following this, a…

'I'm a social media expert' says everyone ever. In reality, many people fall into social media habits that can be dangerous. This course will discuss best practices for both the analyst's professional and personal social media use. Following this, a practical guide to safe and successful social media behavior will be discussed in searching for information about subjects, places, and large scale events. No paid products will be demonstrated in this presentation, but a few free products will be discussed. Note the purpose of this course is not to delve deeply into social media searches but rather examine skills and behaviors that may help or hurt your searching success rates. **PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COURSE IS LE SENSITIVE** The roster will be checked and further identification may be required. This is the seventh session in a year-long series of webinars designed to help analysts learn the best practices in crime analysis. Members may pick and choose which topics are most applicable to them or enroll in the entire series. Citrix invites will be sent out roughly 1 week before the webinar. Certificates of attendance are provided to those who participate roughly 1 week after the session is over.

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New IACA Class Posted: Webinar: Best Practices Series 2019-12 Hi There How Are Ya?: Networking and Getting to Know Your Neighbors: 12/19/2019 – 12/19/2019 in Online

With apps that help us connect to each other professionally, personally, and spiritually, it seems that we have forgotten how to talk to each other. A crucial piece of analytical work involves getting to know those in your surrounding jurisdictions, i…

With apps that help us connect to each other professionally, personally, and spiritually, it seems that we have forgotten how to talk to each other. A crucial piece of analytical work involves getting to know those in your surrounding jurisdictions, internally within your county/city/state, and outside of the agency. In an emergency, these connections are invaluable. This course will examine the various ways analysts can network. Setting up an in-state network of analysts for support will also be discussed, along with issues that may arise in the process of doing so. Established networks will also be explored, along with explanations of how the analyst can best use these existing networks to create a strong individual support network for tactical work and professional development. This is the twelfth session in a year-long series of webinars designed to help analysts learn the best practices in crime analysis. Members may pick and choose which topics are most applicable to them or enroll in the entire series. Citrix invites will be sent out roughly 1 week before the webinar. Certificates of attendance are provided to those who participate roughly 1 week after the session is over.

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