Analyst Responsibilities

Regardless of whether the analyst is acting in the capacity of an intelligence analyst or a real-time tactical analyst, the roles and responsibilities attached to his or her duties remain the same. Those include

  • • Collection
  • • Evaluation
  • • Analysis
  • • Conclusions based on analysis
  • • Product development and distribution
  • • Follow-up

Intelligence-Led Policing

Intelligence-led policing often focuses on threats. And intelligence- led policing usually centers on the elimination of specific threats. The process of intelligence-led policing begins with information derived from the field but, once put through the intelligence process, produces intelligence deemed actionable for operational purposes. At this point, strategic decisions are made to deal with the now-identified threat.

The National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan Global Intelligence Working Group (GIWG) issued a report in 2005 that defined intelligence-led policing as “the collection and analysis of information to produce an intelligence end product designed to inform law enforcement decision-making at both the tactical and strategic levels” (U.S. Department of Justice, 2003, p. 4). Furthermore, Carter and Carter (2009, p. 16) stated that “intelligence-led policing is multijurisdictional, threat-driven, and strategic. It predominantly focuses on criminal enterprises such as terrorism, violence, and organizational crime and the conditions that support them.”

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