Intelligence, Basic Elements
Course Description - This 36-hour course provides an introduction and overview of the criminal intelligence function, defines relevant terms, describes the intelligence process, and provides uniform guidelines to assist personnel in meeting their responsibilities. Additionally, the criminal intelligence environment will be discussed along with legal issues and suggestions on how to avoid pitfalls and be successful.
Who Should Attend - Peace officers, criminal intelligence specialists, and analysts currently assigned to gang, organized crime, terrorist, criminal extremist, or other intelligence units.
Course Objectives - Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to use the latest intelligence-related concepts to develop and maintain a professional unit; ensure product credibility; understand the intelligence environment legal issues; collect, evaluate, analyze, disseminate and manage criminal intelligence information; and recognize trends which may impact regional jurisdictions.
- Criminal Intelligence Defined
- The Difference Between Information, Investigation, and Intelligence
- Tactical and Strategic Intelligence
- The Intelligence Process
- Converting Information into Intelligence
- Guidelines for Collecting and Retaining Intelligence-Related Information
- Information Management Techniques
- Open Sources of Information
- Legal Issues Governing Intelligence Operations
Additional Information - For further information contact the ATC at (916) 464-1200, and ask for the Program Training Officer or Secretary for this course.