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.

Jobs Roles

  • 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.
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