Analytical Virtual On-Line Training

Virtual Online Training:

 

 Multi-part Online Analytical Training Series

This free training series is broken into 60 -90 minutes segments and is designed for new and seasoned analysts to learn key primary skills needed to practice effective and efficient analytical processes. The series explores the benefits of data-driven strategies, the process of connecting databases and analyzing in Microsoft Access®, applying statistical significance techniques in Microsoft Excel®, and developing key mapping and analytical skills in ArcGIS.

This training is part of TxDOT’s effort for a state-wide implementation of the Nationally Recognized Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS). The courses are Nationally certified through the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST) and may be eligible to submit for TCOLE training. Participants who successfully complete ALL 13 parts will earn a Certified DDACTS Analyst certification and course credit from the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA).

The training series can be found on the First Forward web page by going to First Forward and searching "Market Place" for all training or you can access each class by utilizing the links below:

Part One: Data Driven Strategy Basics

Part Two:  DDACTS in Action

Part Three:  Connectivity Why Do I Need It?

Part Four: Helpful Queries, Reports, Macros Part Five: Creating Master Tables Part Six: Data Quality and Cleaning Tips
Part Seven:  Making Analytics Easier with Expressions Part Eight:  How to Identify Top Locations, Offenders, and More Part Nine: How to Create Rocking Reports and Automation Processes
Part Ten:  Z-Score and Statistical Significance Made Easy (Excel) Part Eleven:  Introduction to ArcGIS Pro for DDACTS Part Twelve:  Dots on the Map: Plotting and Querying Crash and Crime Data from a Variety of Data Sources
Part Thirteen:  Hot Spot Identification and Analysis    

A Training Reference Manual for Parts 1 -10 can be downloaded by going to:

  Training Reference Manual (17.5MB)


Tactical Analysis for Crashes & Crime

This is a 14-hour virtual workshop is next in the continuing online analytical training series. The training is presented over 4 weeks in a multi-faceted learning platform that includes live and recorded training sessions, self-paced activities, and one-on-one live remote tutorial sessions throughout 3 week period.

Workshop Schedule:

Wednesday, January 27th         Self-Paced and Live Segments


Microsoft ACCESS for Data Driven Strategies - BASIC

This 24-hour virtual workshop builds off the 10-part online training analytical training series. The training is presented over 4 weeks in a multi-faceted learning platform that includes live and recorded training sessions, self-paced activities, and one-on-one live remote tutorial sessions throughout 3 week period.

Workshop Schedule:

Tuesday, October 13th            Self-Paced  and Live Segments

Tuesday, July 28th                    Self-Paced and Live Segments

Thursday, May 21st                 Self-Paced and Live Segments

Wednesday, May 20th             Self-Paced  and Live Segments

Tuesday, May 19th                   Self-Paced  and Live Segments

 

Microsoft ACCESS for Data-Driven Strategies - INTERMEDIATE

This 14-hour virtual workshop is the next step in the training series and builds on the Basic-Access Workshop. The workshop includes the topics of creating master databases and forms, mastering complex queries, and designing complex reporting and macros. The workshop presented over three weeks in a multi-faceted learning platform that includes live and recorded training sessions, self-paced activities, and one-on-one live remote tutorial sessions throughout the 3-weeks.

Workshop Schedule:

Tuesday, October 13th          Self-Paced and Live Segments

To Be Announced                   Self-Paced and Live Segments

 

 

Microsoft EXCEL for Data Driven Strategies - BASIC

This 21-hour virtual workshop builds off the online Microsoft Access analytical training series. The training is presented over four weeks in a multi-faceted learning platform that includes live and recorded training sessions, self-paced activities, and one-on-one live remote tutorial sessions throughout the 4 weeks.

Workshop Schedule:

Wednesday, October 14th         Self-Paced and Live Segments

Thursday, August 27th               Self-Paced  and Live Segments

Thursday, June 11th                   Self-Paced  and Live Segments

Wednesday, June 10th               Self-Paced  and Live Segments

Tuesday, June 9th                       Self-Paced and Live Segments

 

Microsoft EXCEL for Data Driven Strategies - INTERMEDIATE

This 14-hour virtual workshop is the next step in the training series and builds on the Basic-Excel Workshop. The workshop includes threshold analysis and critical thinking, application with complex formulas, and 3D mapping in Excel. The workshop presented over three weeks in a multi-faceted learning platform that includes live and recorded training sessions, self-paced activities, and one-on-one live remote tutorial sessions throughout the 3-weeks.

Workshop Schedule:

Wednesday, November 18th          Self-Paced and Live Segments

Wednesday, October 14th              Self-Paced  and Live Segments

 

To register for this training contact Daniel A. Howard at:  danhoward@iadlest.org

 


Analyst Mastermind Webinar Series:

 

In this past webinar series, crime and crash analysts shared advanced techniques and best practices to help departments reduce traffic crashes and crime in their jurisdiction.  Note: The February 19, 2020 session was a Chief's Roundtable answering questions about how to promote buy-in for evidence-based policing in a department.

 

Date Preview Video Register to view recorded webinar

January 8, 2020

Preview Video (2-min)

Identify Crash and Crime Patterns
February 19, 2020 Preview Video (2-min) Chief's Roundtable: Tips on Creating a Data-Driven Culture
March 18, 2020 Preview Video (2-min) Creating Quality Maps
April 15, 2020 Preview Video (2-min) What I Should Know as an Analyst
May 6, 2020 Preview Video (2-min) Supervisor's Roundtable:  How to Motivate, Inspire and Train your Team
June 11, 2020 Preview Video (2-min) Productivity: Get More Quality Work Done in Less Time
July 22, 2020 Preview Video (2-min) Creating an Actionable Bulletin

BJA Building Analytical Capacity: Crime and Crash Analysis Webinar Recordings 

(Previously Recorded)

These are a series of twenty webinars produced by IADLEST in cooperation with the Bureau of Justice Assistance covering various aspects of data analysis.  View to find out how you can help your department reduce the number of traffic crashes and crime incidents in your community.

Building Analytical Capacity


 

Multi-Part Webinar series.

A multi-part nationally recognized Data Analysis Using Microsoft Access and GIS on-line series consisting of 60 to 90-minute webinars previously conducted.

 

The Webinar Recordings are accessible for review purposes only and can be found at the below links:

 

 

 

Data Analysis Using Microsoft Access series: GIS: Mapping and Hot Spot Identification series: