Association of Crime & Intelligence Analysts

ACIA is a network of crime and intelligence analysts and researchers in a very wide variety of roles in both the public and private sector across the UK and Ireland. Diversity is a strength.

This network provides opportunities for members to interact with each other and so develop their analytical skills and progress their careers through professional development, ideas and knowledge sharing.

ACIA is run by volunteer members and its activities are organised by its members.

Who are we?

ACIA brings together analysts and researchers from both the public and private sectors across the UK and Ireland. It enables members to develop their skills and progress their careers by linking them with like-minded individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds and organisations and by providing a range of ways by which they can swap ideas and interact.

ACIA members include people drawn from Policing, Insurance, Telecoms, Law, Banking, Military, Central Government, Local Government, Intellectual Property, Crime and Disorder Partnerships, Regulatory Authorities.

It is an interactive association with member participation a key component. It is not a service you buy but an association you join. ACIA is the sum of its parts – it is its membership and its successes are all due to its members’ activities. Together we can achieve great things!

If you would like to contribute to one of the projects then there are many ways you can get involved. Please get in touch via the contact form.


ACIA is specifically designed to meet the needs of crime and intelligence analysts in the UK and Ireland. We cater for and bring together analysts from a wide variety of organisations, both public and private sector, with diverse skills and experiences. We believe it is this diversity of experiences and views brought together at a level which can easily facilitate networking (i.e. UK and Ireland) which is a key component of being able to develop as professionals. We also encourage membership of international associations to gain an international perspective.


ACIA’s objectives complement those of the NAWG. ACIA is committed to working with NAWG to enhance the professionalisation of analysis in the UK.

Get Involved

ACIA is run by analysts for analysts - it is only the efforts put in by members that enable the association to deliver benefits to all.

If you have a good idea, and have time and effort to contribute, then the association wants to help you bring that idea to fruition and make it happen.

Getting involved in ACIA’s activities can be very rewarding in terms of engaging in the wider analytical community, growing your network and gaining great experience and exposure all of which help with your personal and professional development.

The commitment required from volunteers is flexible and does not necessarily involve large amounts of travel or time.

Drop us a line to introduce yourself and let us know the sort of things you’d like to be involved in.