NCTC Course Descriptions

Law Enforcement Intelligence

Course Description:

 Law Enforcement Intelligence is a crucial aspect to combating crime in the 21st century. Modern day technology continues to evolve; however, law enforcement has been behind the curve. Unfortunately, many law enforcement agencies are attempting to fight current criminal activities with outdated methods. This course is designed to help bring officers and investigators up to speed with new technology trends and give them practical/applicable tools to successfully conduct online investigations involving open source and social media. Uniform officers can immediately put aspects of the course to work as effectively as detectives or criminal analysts.

 Topics include internet basics such as internet protocol (IP) addresses and domains, an overview of currently popular social media platforms, and best practices for building an online undercover profile. The course will provide live demonstrations of both open-source and commercially-available investigative tools for social engineering, information gathering, and artifacts related to social media; as well as automated utilities to capture information and crawl websites. This class is taught by a police officer for police officers. The method of teaching is easy and straight forward, and each officer will leave with immediately applicable tools to assist in investigations.

 Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

1.   Clearly articulate the intelligence cycle
2.   Understand the types of intelligence classifications clearly
3.   Identify Analytical Intelligence Techniques
4.   Understand the Intelligence Life Cycle
5.   Know how to properly gather Intel and the vast technologies that assist with it
6.   Understand what Intelligence Led Policing entails
7.   Understand the creation of Intelligence Reports

 Prerequisites: None

 Course Length: 2 days/ 16 hours

 Who May Attend: Law Enforcement, Corrections, Military


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