About Us

  Mission

Law Enforcement Analysis Podcasts (LEAPodcasts) is a podcast channel dedicated to the promotion of the law enforcement analysis profession. We produce and provide a variety of podcast episodes and resources to help people better understand the world of law enforcement analysis and expand on their careers. We hope you not only enjoy the show, but also learn something new that can benefit your job.

  Projects

Analyst Talk with Jason Elder: This is our first and main podcast show and it is an interview-based audio show where analysts share their experiences, career-defining stories, and passions. This show is published regularly every Monday on our website and wherever you get your podcasts. For more about this show, click here

ACIA New Horizons: This is our first international podcast show coming to us from the United Kingdom. This podcast is interview-based but each episode will focus on a topic that encourages networking, improves analyst development, and creates a critical mass to help improve change. This show is published the first Thursday of every month on our website and wherever you get your podcasts (Note: RSS feed is the same as Analyst Talk with Jason Elder).  For more information on the Association of Crime & Intelligence Analysts (ACIA), click here.

Sean Bair's Guide to Hiring a Law Enforcement Analyst: This is a limited series podcast where Jason and Sean Bair go through different steps in the hiring process, from filling out the application to interviewing to how to maintain longevity once hired. The entirety of this series can be found on our website or wherever you get your podcasts. 

Analysts' Corner Podcast: This is not a project produced by LEAPodcasts, but served as a role model for us to follow. Analyst's Corner was hosted and produced by Debbie Osborne in 2008-2009 and features ideas and interviews related to the development of crime and intelligence analysis in policing. The entirety of this show can be found on our website. 

If you would like to collaborate on a project (e.g. limited series), want to be a guest on our show, or know someone that would, please contact us at leapodcasts@gmail.com

  Our Team

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Jason Elder is co-creator of LEAPodcasts and the host, editor, and producer for LEAPodcasts projects. Jason is the point of contact for show guests.

 

Mindy Duong is co-creator of LEAPodcasts and writer and researcher for LEAPodcasts projects.

 

Paige Keningale is the creator and host of the ACIA New Horizons Podcast.  

Jason Elder is a Senior Business Intelligence Developer in the Department of Finance for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was a crime analyst at the Cincinnati PD from 2008-2011 where he analyzed crime at the city-wide level with an emphasis on information management. From 2001 to 2008, he worked for the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) office as an intelligence analyst. He performed financial, telephone, and link analyses for the Baltimore PD, FBI, DEA, and ATF HIDTA initiatives. He taught the Foundations of Intelligence Analysis Training for the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts from 2005-2011.  In 2010, Jason earned membership as a “Certified Law Enforcement Analyst” from the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA) and presents annually at the IACA conference.  He received his Bachelor of Art in Criminal Justice from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 1999 and his Masters in Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati in 2001.

 

Mindy Duong has over six years—and counting—of law enforcement analysis experience. Mindy is currently a Data Analyst for the State of Colorado, Division of Youth Services. Mindy received her BA in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology at California State University, Fullerton and her MS in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Crime and Intelligence Analysis from Saint Joseph's University. Mindy has been a Certified Crime & Intelligence Analyst through the California Dept. of Justice since 2014. Mindy strives to help others succeed in the field, and hopes these podcasts are not only enjoyable, but also educational for those seeking to get into the field as well as those already in it.

 

 

 

Paige Keningale has a BSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice and an MS in Crime Science, Investigations and Intelligence. She is currently a PhD researcher at the University of Surrey. Her research critically examines the operation of intelligence processes within UK police forces and hopes this research will be recognised as contributing to academic knowledge and broader governmental awareness and might be of value to the intelligence community itself, for developing strategies for improving operational capabilities.

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Researcher

 

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 Researcher

Kathleen Allen has a BS in Psychology and is a MA graduate student of Applied Behavior Analysis with Penn State University. She is currently a research coordinator for several mental-health-focused grants and aids in project implementation by collecting and coding qualitative and quantitative data, working on scientific publications, and providing technical assistance to community partners. Kathleen has a certification in Investigative Psychology from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She is passionate about research and community safety. Her graduate project thesis is in progress and is an applied behavior analytic conceptualization of criminology and victimology. Her hope is that this research will provide technologically based steps to aid in the prevention of crime and victimization.

 

Katherine Cincotta is currently completing a certificate in crime and intelligence analysis from California State University, Fullerton and an AS degree in GIS from Foothill College. She also holds a BA in international studies from Fairfield University and an MA in global communication from The George Washington University. She was previously a research assistant for the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the State Department, where she contributed to the Annual Report. 

 

 

Alexis Lopez has recently earned her AA in Administration of Justice from East Los Angeles College. She plans to attend California State University, Los Angeles, and work towards earning her BS in Criminal Justice. She is currently completing her Crime and Intelligence Analysis certification from California State University, Fullerton. She has had a lifelong interest in law enforcement and with her education and experience, Alexis plans on working as a Crime and Intelligence Analyst at a law enforcement agency.

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 Our team can all be contacted via leapodcasts@gmail.com

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