Criminal Intelligence and Analysis

In these turbulent times of increasing demands on resources, the heightened sophistication of criminals, the rise of predatory gang activity and the multitude of illicit activities that threaten our communities each day, the need for a responsible, proactive approach for determining and gauging the risks posed by crime and criminals is of critical importance.

This course shows you how to use the intelligence cycle to easily guide the transformation of your raw collected data into actionable intelligence. Once trained, you will be able to recognize the hidden characteristics, protocols, and behaviors associated with complex criminal events; identify and link conspiratorial relationships and networks; discover the connections between criminality and finances; and effectively monitor, collect (covertly, overtly, and electronically), organize, and analyze data relating to a wide range of criminal endeavors. You will also learn how to develop, manage, support, and successfully conduct analyses using a variety of collation and graphic management techniques. This knowledge can then be applied to the more complex investigations of crimes committed by predatory criminals, criminal enterprises, gangs, and the criminal conspirators who engage in economic/white collar crimes, drug/narcotic and sex offenses, human and weapons trafficking, identity theft and fraud, counterfeiting, corruption, and serial crimes.

Skill-building exercises enhance the learn-by-doing nature of the program. Actual investigations and criminal intelligence missions are also examined to further an understanding of the methods and techniques taught in the class and to demonstrate their practical application in today’s criminal environment.

This is a 40-hour “hands-on” program that provides you with techniques you can use immediately to solve real-world problems that daily confront the law enforcement community. The course curriculum is based on training recommendations contained in the National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan (NCISP). The NCISP is the most widely accepted source of guidance currently available for intelligence operations and training programs that support law enforcement efforts to establish a capacity for Intelligence-led policing. It is also POST certified in many states.

This online course provides you with the flexibility to complete its requirements from anywhere at any time. This course blends effective learning strategies with the flexibility needed by the busy criminal justice professional. An internet connection is all that is required to enjoy the easy-to-use online classroom that presents the course in an engaging and meaningful format. You can complete the program from home, work, or any place convenient for you and your schedule.

You Should Attend If:
  • You are a newly-assigned law enforcement or corporate intelligence analyst, or a narcotics, gang or vice investigator, intelligence officer or analyst assigned to a fusion center, Homeland Security detail, terrorism or other specialized task force either within or external to your agency
  • You are an experienced analyst, officer or investigator who has received little formal training related to the criminal intelligence process and function
  • You now or may later supervise analysts, officers, investigators, a task force, first responders or other personnel who would benefit from a coordinated approach to developing and supporting criminal investigations
  • You are employed by a prosecution unit that prepares the types of cases produced by the personnel described above
Here’s What You Will Learn
This course will provide you with an arsenal of techniques you can use to uncover hidden criminal activity; develop, organize and link disparate data; support emerging and ongoing criminal investigations; and identify the relationships between people, organizations and criminal events as well as between finances, proceeds and assets.

You will learn what criminal intelligence is —and what it is not—and how its real-world application can benefit 21st century policing. You will also learn how to produce actionable intelligence, how to apply it to criminal investigations, how to deliver dynamic intelligence briefings and how to present your material in court proceedings.

Designed for all federal, state, municipal, and military intelligence officers and analysts, this course will demystify essential professional skills involving:

Operational Issues
  • Identifying and Defining What Intelligence is and What it is not
  • The Mission, Objectives and Products of Criminal Intelligence and How it Benefits Today’s Policing Efforts
  • The Critical Differences Between Information, Investigation and Intelligence
  • The 5-Step Process of the Intelligence Cycle
  • How to Use the Intelligence Cycle to Transform Information into Intelligence
  • The Differences Between and the Products of Tactical, Strategic, Operational, and Statistical Intelligence
  • Say it Correctly! The Language and Terminology of Criminal Intelligence
  • Best Practices for Conducting Criminal Intelligence Collection Operations (28 CFR, Part 2)
  • How to Recognize Latent or Cloaked Crime Characteristics
  • The Nature of Repetitious Criminal Activity, Modus Operandi, Patterns and Trends
  • How to Work Smarter, Not Harder! Methods for Enhancing Efficiency and Effectiveness
  • How to Identify Criminal Conspiracies, Organizations, Partnerships, Networks, Structures and Jobs
  • Guidelines and Protocols for Targeting and Monitoring Criminal Conspiracies and Threats
  • Hypothesis Development and the Development of a Collection Plan
  • Covert Collection Techniques
  • Sources and Resources of information, Data and Criminal Intelligence
  • How to Create and Use Time Lines, Flow Charts, Link (Association) Charts and Matrices
  • Communications Analysis: Analyzing Telephone, Text and Email Messages
  • How to Prepare and Present Intelligence Briefings
  • How to Effectively Use Word, PowerPoint and Excel in Graphic Analysis
  • Hands-On, Skill-Building Exercises and Real-World Applications of Criminal Intelligence Analysis
  • And much, much more!

Cost and Duration
This course has a tuition fee of $595 USD. Students are granted 8 weeks of access to complete this course.

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