Well, that was a surprising day. I’ve been asked by the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA) to be on the judging panel for next year’s awards programme! The awards will be presented at their Annual Conference and Training Event that is being held in New Orleans in April 2016. Last year’s conference was amazing and was the trip of a lifetime (excluding my honeymoon!).
The awards are given for three categories:
- Category 1 – IALEIA Award for Excellence: Organisations, to the local/state/provincial/regional or National/International organisation, agency, department or task force making the post significant progress utilising intelligence analytical techniques to support agency objectives. There are three criteria to assess, the enhanced effectiveness of the investigative effort, improvements in the processing of intelligence data and innovation in integrating intelligence functions into investigative operations.
- Category 2 – IALEIA Award for Excellence: Individual – to individuals for outstanding contributions as intelligence analysts, investigators, or prosecutors utilising intelligence products leading to the achievement of agency objectives.
- Category 3 – IALEIA Award for Excellence: Executive or Supervisor – to an executive or supervisor for outstanding support and recognition of the intelligence analysis function.
I feel very honoured to have been asked to be on the judging panel and I am really looking forward to receiving the nominations. If you wish to nominate someone for an award the details of the nomination process can be found on their website www.ialeia.org. Nominations must be submitted by January 2016 so get nominating!