The San Diego Crime and Intelligence Analysis Association (SDCIAA), established in 1987, is a professional organization whose purpose is to promote the exchange of crime and intelligence information and encourage professional development in the analysis field. SDCIAA provides training and resource opportunities throughout the year to its members.
SDCIAA's members include local law enforcement agencies in San Diego County, as well as state and federal analysts working in the San Diego region. Our membership is comprised of professionals involved or interested in the areas of crime and intelligence analysis. As a crime analysis association, SDCIAA works with other regional crime analysis organizations throughout the state and is a member of the California Crime and Intelligence Analysis Association (CCIAA) as well as the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA).
What is Crime and Intelligence Analysis?
Crime analysis is the art and science of applying analytical techniques to law enforcement questions and problems. It includes a wide variety of disciplines including statistics, psychology, information technology, economics, political science, and sociology, to name just a few. Crime analysts try to answer the question "Who is doing what to whom?" This may include helping detectives narrow down suspects for a case, providing the public or law enforcement administrators with crime statistics, or finding patterns in criminal activity to predict where a serial offender may strike next. Intelligence analysts often try to answer the question "Who is doing what with whom?" This includes diving into conspiracies such as gangs, criminal enterprises and organized crime, as well as terrorist cells. Especially in this day and age, crime and intelligence analysis are closely intertwined.