Intelligence Analysts

What they do:

Gather, analyze, or evaluate information from a variety of sources, such as law enforcement databases, surveillance, intelligence networks or geographic information systems. Use intelligence data to anticipate and prevent organized crime activities, such as terrorism.

On the job, you would:

  • Predict future gang, organized crime, or terrorist activity, using analyses of intelligence data.
  • Study activities relating to narcotics, money laundering, gangs, auto theft rings, terrorism, or other national security threats.
  • Design, use, or maintain databases and software applications, such as geographic information systems (GIS) mapping and artificial intelligence tools.
  • Establish criminal profiles to aid in connecting criminal organizations with their members.
  • Evaluate records of communications, such as telephone calls, to plot activity and determine the size and location of criminal groups and members.
  • Gather and evaluate information, using tools such as aerial photographs, radar equipment, or sensitive radio equipment.
  • Gather intelligence information by field observation, confidential information sources, or public records.
  • Gather, analyze, correlate, or evaluate information from a variety of resources, such as law enforcement databases.
  • Link or chart suspects to criminal organizations or events to determine activities and interrelationships.
  • Operate cameras, radios, or other surveillance equipment to intercept communications or document activities.




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