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Webinar: Tactical Series 2024-06 Introduction to Forecasting
Thursday, June 20, 2024, 2:00 PM EDT
Category: Training

Join us for the next session of the 2024 webinar series! Learn best practices for conducting tactical crime analysis! 

Tactical Series 2024-06 Introduction to Forecasting (taught by Christopher Bruce)

  • When? June 13th @ 1400 ET
  • How much? IACA members-$15, Non-members $30 OR purchase the series pass and get all 12 sessions at a 25% discount!
  • Register here!
  • Forecasting is one of the most storied and yet most misunderstood processes of crime analysis. An accurate, precise forecast, paired with effective tactical action on the part of the police agency, can end a crime series quickly and decisively, often by the arrest of the offender. This introductory webinar will cover some of the basic principles of forecasting, such as designing and testing a forecasting model, differentiating types of offender behavior, balancing accuracy and precision, and finding the right language to present your forecast. Further webinars will get into the specifics of spatial and temporal forecasting specifically.

Tactical crime analysis is a crucial element in modern policing, providing police with the tools and methodologies necessary to effectively combat crime. It's a frequent, action-oriented process meant to serve the immediate needs of the agency.

This webinar series will walk you through the entire tactical analysis process: from identifying a series, forecasting, tactical products, effective responses, all the way to post-arrest considerations. Instructors will provide real world examples and demonstrate techniques. The details for all sessions along with the class materials can be found here.

All Tactical Series webinars will be recorded; if you cannot attend the live session, we will provide the recording the next day. All registrants who are IACA members will receive Continuing Education Credits and you may request a certificate if you want one. For non-registrants, the recordings will be posted to the webinar library after 45 days.

Registration will close at 1600 Central Time the business day before the webinar. Late registrations will NOT be accepted.

Zoom invites will be sent out roughly 1 week before the webinar. If you have not received your Zoom invite by the morning of the webinar, check your spam folder and then email us. 

If you have questions about the webinar program, please view our FAQs page or email [email protected].

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