The Massachusetts Association of Crime Analysts is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to:
- Training crime analysts
- Encouraging the development of crime analysis among police agencies
- Providing a forum to share techniques, tools, and ideas
To achieve these goals, MACA holds monthly meetings (which include training), runs an Annual Training Conference, conducts training and technical support throughout New England, prepares articles and presentations on a number of crime analysis topics, and provides an e-mail discussion list for our members.
Though most of our 80 members work for Massachusetts, we serve the entire New England area and beyond: we have members from Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Colorado, and Washington. Most of our members are employees of police agencies.
MACA was organized in the Spring of 1997 by Officer Robert Stering of the Waltham Police Department, shortly after he was assigned to crime analysis in his agency.