What does an Intelligence Analyst 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.
- 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.
- Prepare comprehensive written reports, presentations, maps, or charts based on research, collection, and analysis of intelligence data.
- Prepare plans to intercept foreign communications transmissions.
- Study the assets of criminal suspects to determine the flow of money from or to targeted groups.
- Validate known intelligence with data from other sources.
- Collaborate with representatives from other government and intelligence organizations to share information or coordinate intelligence activities.
- Develop defense plans or tactics, using intelligence and other information.
- Interview, interrogate, or interact with witnesses or crime suspects to collect human intelligence.
- Study communication code languages or foreign languages to translate intelligence.