On Oct. 12, the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA) recognized the core course curriculum of the intelligence analyst track within Monmouth University’s graduate criminal justice program as meeting the training requirement for IALEIA’s professional certification program. With the endorsement, Monmouth University is the only non‑governmental education or training program in New Jersey to qualify for IALEIA’s professional certification and accreditation.
Douglas S. Collier, director of professional outreach and engagement, and an adjunct professor within the graduate department of criminal justice said that all graduate students who successfully complete the program will also be certified through the IALEIA, which is the largest professional organization in the world representing law enforcement analysts. Collier also noted, “This is the first time ever the criminal justice graduate program has had a professional certification and accreditation program recognized by an elite, professional, and honorable organization.”
“Our courses and track meet and exceeded the criteria that are based on guidelines provided in “Law Enforcement Analytic Standards” (2012) and the “Minimum Criminal Intelligence Training Standards” (2007) published by the U.S. Department of Justice Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative,” Collier said. The three qualifying core curriculum classes include: CJ 621 Fundamentals of Intelligence Analysis; CJ 622 Advanced Issues in Intelligence; and CJ 636 Structured Analytic Techniques
The purpose of IALEIA is to advance high standards of professionalism in law enforcement intelligence analysis at the local, state/provincial, national, and international levels. With a stated aim to enhance understanding of the role of intelligence analysis, IALEIA encourages the recognition of intelligence analysis as a professional endeavor, develops international qualification and competency standards, reinforces professional concepts, devises training standards and curricula, furnishes advisory and related services on intelligence analysis matters, conducts analytic-related research studies, and disseminates information regarding analytical techniques and methods.