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Your agency is invited to join the Mid-America Regional Crime Analysis Network.  MARCAN is an association of law enforcement professionals who have joined together to enhance criminal information sharing and crime analysis training opportunities for its members.  MARCAN was formed under the by-laws of the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA) and has as its goal to provide guidance, assistance, and training to local, state and federal agencies in the area of crime and intelligence analysis.  Toward this goal, MARCAN advocates the highest professional standards in fostering a cooperative crime analysis network to assist the exchange of criminal information.  We also provide crime analysis related training at every meeting and assist agencies in the research and development phase of implementing a crime analysis unit.

You and/or your department's representatives are cordially invited to attend our next scheduled meeting to assess for yourself the value of MARCAN membership.  MARCAN meetings are held on the last Wednesday of every month in conjunction with the Metro Area Intelligence Meeting.  The Intelligence meeting normally begins at 10:00 a.m. followed immediately by the MARCAN meeting.  While Metro Intel is restricted to law enforcement only, anyone who is interested in crime analysis is welcome at the MARCAN meeting.  See the Metro Intel-Kansas City page for details on dates/locations.

MARCAN memberships are open to any local, state, or federal law enforcement employee. The most appropriate agency member is the individual(s) responsible for performing crime analysis related functions, whether on a formal or informal basis. A membership application is available at the top of this page. Membership dues are $40 the first year (and $35 every year after that) and includes membership to the International Association of Crime Analysts. Each membership year is January 1st to December 31st. 

Current membership is made up of representatives from over 40 agencies throughout Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. 

Benefits of Membership:

  • Free/low-cost training – usually four times per year
  • Scholarship to annual IACA conference – $1000 value (one recipient per year) (click here for the flyer)
  • IACA certification test fee paid - $150 value (one time only per member)
  • Access to a network of crime analysts from 40+ local, state and federal LE agencies
  • Membership fees paid to International Association of Crime Analysts* (if requested)
    • access to network of 2,500+ crime analysts and CJ professionals worldwide
    • email listserv – very active; excellent resource
    • discounted rates for IACA Professional Training Series classes

Other membership benefits may include:
  • Scholarship to local IACA Professional Training Series class – $395 value for each of five classes (one recipient per class)
      • Fundamentals of Crime Analysis
      • Tactical Crime Analysis
      • Problem Analysis
      • Crime Mapping
      • Computer Applications for Crime Analysis
  • Tuition assistance when attending an IACA Professional Training Series class co-hosted by MARCAN or within 200 miles of your agency – $100 value for up to five members

Member Agencies:

  • Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)
  • Blue Springs, MO PD
  • Bonner Springs, KS PD
  • Boone County, MO SO
  • Clay County, MO SO
  • Columbia, MO PD
  • Drug Enforcement Agency
  • Columbia, MO PD
  • Gladstone, MO Public Safety
  • Independence, MO PD
  • Jackson County, MO SO
  • Johnson County Community College PD
  • Johnson County, KS SO
  • Joplin, MO PD
  • Kansas City, MO PD
  • Lawrence, KS PD
  • Leavenworth Co, KS SO
  • Lee's Summit, MO PD
  • Lenexa, KS PD
  • Lincoln, NE PD
  • Maryland Heights, MO PD
  • Merriam, KS PD
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University
  • Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC)
  • Mission, KS PD
  • O'Fallon, MO PD
  • Olathe, KS PD
  • Omaha, NE PD
  • Overland Park, KS PD
  • Pittsburg, KS PD
  • Platte County, MO SO
  • Raytown, MO PD
  • Shawnee, KS PD
  • Springfield, MO PD
  • St. Charles, MO PD
  • St. Louis Circuit Court Attorney's Office
  • St. Louis County, MO PD
  • St. Louis Metro PD
  • Topeka, KS PD
  • United States Postal Inspection Service
  • Walmart Stores, Inc
  • Wichita, KS PD