Episode: 00106

Release Date: May 9, 2022

Description: Amy Varela gives tribute to analysts who had helped her grow in the analytical field as well as discusses the differing workplace cultures between the departments she worked at. Amy brings two badge stories to this week’s episode: one involving a case she worked with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) where a missing child (now grown adult) was found using aging software, and another involving a homicide investigation. Amy is currently a crime analyst with the Redlands Police Department as well as the current president of the Inland Empire Crime & Intelligence Analysts Association (IECIAA).  

CHALLENGE: There are Easter eggs in one of the tables of the chapter that Jason wrote for the IACA textbook. First-person to email us at leapodcasts@gmail.com about what the Easter eggs are will receive a $20 gift card from us. Happy hunting!

Name Drops: Brian Gray (00:07:48), Christine Charlie/Jody Summers (00:09:33), John Beck/Michelle Kelly/Natalie Campbell (00:50:10), Natalie Campos (00:52:22), Matt Good (00:53:48), Albert Mesa (00:59:21), Steve Gottlieb (01:01:34)

Public Service Announcements: 
Brian Gray (https://www.leapodcasts.com/e/atwje-brian-gray-the-remarkable-analyst/)
Albert Mesa (https://www.leapodcasts.com/e/albert-mesa-the-connection/)

Related Links: https://www.missingkids.orghttps://extension.fullerton.edu/professionaldevelopment/certificates/crime 

Association(s) Mentioned: Inland Empire Crime & Intelligence Analysts Association (IECIAA), IACA

Vendor(s) Mentioned: ESRI

Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amy-varela-44a43868/

Podcast Writer: Mindy Duong

Podcast Researcher: 

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YouTube Version:  https://youtu.be/nhP5_uyAhVA 

00:00:17 – Introducing Amy
00:05:53 – Certification & Internship
00:15:28 – Starting at Pomona
00:19:55 – Supporting the Gang Unit
00:23:03 – ABS:  1960s Missing Person
00:32:56 – Break:  Brian Gray & Albert Mesa
00:34:02 – Starting at Redlands
00:37:20 – ABS:  Homicide Linked to a 1970s Case
00:45:58 – Catalytic Converter Theft & ESRI Solution
00:53:56 – Inland Empire Crime & Intelligence Analysts Association 
00:58:05 – Plateauing
01:03:11 – Words to the World


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