Welcome to the Arizona Association of Crime Analysts!
Formed more than 15 years ago, the AACA has grown from an informal group of 12 members to membership today surpassing 125 members. The AACA continues to serve as a phenomenal networking experience for law enforcement analysts, research specialists, planners, tactical and strategic crime analysts. Talent within the association has grown and the demand for skilled, knowledgeable crime analysts in all parts of law enforcement and criminal justice has increased. Decision makers rely on crime analysis more and more every day and as the public's ability to demand more information regarding crime and criminals increases, so too will the recognition that a well-trained crime analyst is a necessity for every community. Today the AACA is a large, organized group of analysts and officers from all over the state who engage in crime analysis information sharing; establishment of crime analysis standards and goals; and providers of instruction on crime analysis theory and practice. The AACA meets regularly and has an active listserv.
The Arizona Association of Crime Analysts (AACA) is a non-profit organization of law enforcement personnel and those who work in crime analysis. Crime Analysis is the identification, analysis and reporting of methods, patterns and trends in criminal activity. Activities of the Association include: crime analysis information sharing, establishing crime analysis standards and goals, and providing instruction on crime analysis theory and practice throughout Arizona.
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Happy April AACA Members!
Message from Aimee Currey, Arizona Association of Crime Analysts 2012-13 President:
The first quarter of the year is behind us and we’re moving full-steam ahead into the second. Lots of things happening with the AACA – stay tuned for exciting training announcements and more!
Are you signed up for the Linkage Analysis class in May? Seating is limited – so grab one of your investigators and RSVP soon! This course was recently determined to qualify for AZ POST continuing training credit, so an excellent opportunity to attend FREE training on human predators, trends in major case series and methodologies for linking major cases.
Your 2012-13 AACA Board has lots of great events planned for the coming months so stay tuned for more details…you don’t want to be left behind!
Website Changes Coming Soon! A redesign of the website is underway now, with the new site tentatively set to premiere in mid-May. Helpful links, crime analysis resources, success stories and updated contact information are just a few of the snazzy new things in store for our members. Keep your eyes peeled!! In the meantime, don’t get nervous if you don’t see any updates on the current website between now and then – we’re working hard behind the scenes. Please give Jennifer Jarosi of the Phoenix Police Department a BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE! Jennifer has graciously shared her web expertise and html know-how with the AACA over the last six years and her website proficiency has kept everyone informed and updated. Thank you for all your help Jennifer!
Thank you for attending the Annual Chief’s Breakfast on Thursday, March 7th. More than 50 analysts and their Chiefs attended the breakfast, resulting in great discussion, creative analysis examples and plenty of kudos to go around. Congratulations again to Mike Winslow and Karen Warrington for their Member of the Year honors. And don’t forget your Service Award Pins will be distributed at the May training – a complete list of these names appears on our website. If you’re interested in more in-depth UCR training – to build on the presentation at the breakfast - take another look at the attached UCR training schedule and get signed up!
Linkage Analysis and Human Predators Training on May 15th and 16th! Register now before all the seats are gone! Join your crime analysis peers at the Glendale Regional Public Safety Training Center for two days of FREE (for AACA members in good standing) training from Jonathan Alston, RCMP. Click here for more information.
Certified Law Enforcement Analyst (CLEA) Study Groups Happening Now! Certified Law Enforcement Analyst (CLEA) Study Groups Happening Now! The AACA Board is helping our members receive Law Enforcement Analyst certification. Karen Kontak, Phoenix Police Department, will be seeing you through the process. Contact Karen or any member of the AACA Board and add your name to the group. Study reviews are going on now … and make sure you read the NEW AACA by-law changes – those who opt in to the exam process will be duly rewarded!
AACA By-Laws Changed. Thank you for voting! The changes to the AACA by-laws passed unanimously.
The Arizona Association of Crime Analysts is a forum for advancing the utility and function of the crime analysis discipline through the exchange of ideas and information in an open, honest, and professional manner.
March 22, 2013
Dear AACA Members,
The Arizona Association of Crime Analysts (AACA) recently honored 47 members from 24 different agencies for increments of association service, including five or more years and 10 or more years. These members represent more than half of our current AACA roster.
As one of the larger, more active crime analysis regional associations, we wanted to share our members’ depth of expertise and commitment with the AACA membership. We’re extremely proud of our members and the good things our association has accomplished over the last 17 years. The longevity of our membership tells us that analysts in Arizona are committed to the crime analysis profession – and just as importantly, committed to the AACA.
The members noted on the attached list were highlighted at our March meeting – and will be awarded service pins in May.
The AACA is proud to be able to share this news with you...