Association of Crime & Intelligence Analysts

ACIA is a community of hundreds (700+ in Jan 2020) 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.

This network seeks to connect people and through interaction to develop our analytical skills and progress our careers through professional development, ideas and knowledge sharing. We believe that diversity of backgrounds is a strength.

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

ACIA Vision

A community where crime and intelligence analysts from diverse backgrounds share thoughts, knowledge and ideas to learn from each other.

Inspiring analysts to shape the future of intelligence analysis, encouraging and leading transformation within analysis.



- Supporting each other as a community of practitioners

- To widen analysts’ perspectives to the diverse range of ideas out there

- Encouraging people to challenge how and why things are done, to innovate and continuously learn

- Facilitating thinking that is unrestrained by organisational reporting structures

To provide a mechanism to allow the community to enact its ideas for networking and learning

Who are we?

Members of our community 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 a community 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!

Qwarie built this website for the community for free - thank you! See their UK-OSINT website for great resources.

Research & Intelligence Support Centre (RISC) - paid for its hosting - thank you! See their website (RISC) for a list of their courses.

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 (as opposed to international). We are formed from a wide variety of organisations, both public and private sector, with diverse skills and experiences. We believe it is this diversity, 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 a wider perspective.


ACIA’s objectives complement those of the Police National Analyst Working Group. We strive to work 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.