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ID
6-509-1281
Name
Intelligence Analyst
Status
Published
Version
1.3
Updated
9/25/2019 10:32:15 AM
Original Release
11/07/2017
Last Major Release
09/25/2019
Resource Category
Law Enforcement Operations
Primary Core Capability
Intelligence and Information Sharing
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Intelligence Analyst works within a fusion center or intelligence unit, supporting intelligence operations or providing analytic support to response operations
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
 
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1Same as Type 3, PLUS: The National Incident Management System (NIMS) Type 1 (Advanced – Manager/Supervisor) Intelligence Analyst oversees a wide range of analytic activities in a lead or supervisory role
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: The NIMS Type 2 (Advanced – Subject Matter Expert) Intelligence Analyst serves as a subject matter expert in the analytic process
Type 3Same as Type 4, PLUS: The NIMS Type 3 (Intermediate) Intelligence Analyst: 1. Generates intelligence reports 2. Manages analytic product development 3. Provides leadership to an analytic team
Type 4The NIMS Type 4 (Basic) Intelligence Analyst: 1. Researches and analyzes raw data 2. Applies critical thinking and logic skills to develop sound conclusions and recommendations 3. Provides actionable intelligence to management in a cohesive and clear manner
Components
Component Notes  
EducationThe Agency Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) may substitute a two or four-year degree for experience associated with the NIMS Type 1 (Supervisory), Type 2 (Advanced), Type 3 (Intermediate), and Type 4 (Basic) Intelligence Analysts.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 3
Type 2A combination of 12 years of education and experience, in accordance with the Law Enforcement Analytic Standards and the Analyst Professional Development Road Map
Type 3A combination of seven years of education and experience, in accordance with the Law Enforcement Analytic Standards and the Analyst Professional Development Road Map
Type 4A combination of five years of education and experience, in accordance with the Law Enforcement Analytic Standards and the Analyst Professional Development Road Map
Training1. The Analyst Professional Development Road Map outlines training standards for this position. 2. The NIMS Type 1 and 2 (Advanced) Intelligence Analysts each build upon the NIMS Type 3 (Intermediate) Intelligence Analyst.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 3, PLUS: 1. Advanced-level training to pursue courses, educational opportunities, or specialized engagements focusing on the development and enhancement of leadership, management, or supervisory capabilities 2. Completion of training and education on management of the analytic process to support achieving and maintaining the Common Competencies for State, Local, and Tribal Intelligence Analysts
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: 1. Advanced-level training to pursue courses, educational opportunities, or specialized engagements focusing on the enhancement and refinement of subject matter expertise in specific law enforcement and homeland security areas 2. Completion of training and education on the analytic process to support achieving and maintaining the Common Competencies for State, Local, and Tribal Intelligence Analysts
Type 3Same as Type 4, PLUS: Completion of training courses that adhere to the Minimum Standards for Intermediate-level Analytic Training Courses, as the AHJ determines
Type 4Completion of the following: 1. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 2. IS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200 3. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 4. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction 5. Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Line Officer Training 6. Privacy line officer training 7. First Amendment-protected events training 8. Training on 28 CFR Part 23 Criminal Intelligence Systems Operating Policies 9. Information Sharing Environment (ISE) Core Awareness Training 10. One training course that adheres to the Minimum Criminal Intelligence Training Standards for Law Enforcement and Other Criminal Justice Agencies in the United States and the Law Enforcement Analytic Standards, subject to the AHJ’s approval
Experience1. The Minimum Standards for Advanced-level Analytic Training Courses and Common Competencies for State, Local, and Tribal Intelligence Analysts list the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities. 2. The NIMS Type 1 and 2 (Advanced) Intelligence Analysts each build upon the NIMS Type 3 (Intermediate) Intelligence Analyst. 3. The Minimum Standards for Intermediate-level Analytic Training Courses and the Common Competencies for State, Local, and Tribal Intelligence Analysts list the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for the NIMS Type 3 (Intermediate) Intelligence Analyst. 4. The AHJ may substitute a two or four-year degree for experience associated with the NIMS Type 1 (Supervisory), Type 2 (Advanced), Type 3 (Intermediate), and Type 4 (Basic) Intelligence Analysts.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 3, PLUS: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Manages analysts and provides guidance and mentorship on the analytic process 2. Examines the roles and missions of the agency and customer sets 3. Assesses opportunities and challenges of the agency’s analytic process, to include emerging and evolving policy and strategic issues 4. Facilitates implementation of privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties issues and policies 5. Analyzes how agency operations and processes support regional and national initiatives 6. Provides leadership and project management 7. Oversees the analytic process 8. Produces and disseminates information
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Reviews and enhances collection plans and analytic production plans related to area of expertise 2. Assesses jurisdictional implications of threat information through the use of a formal risk analysis process 3. Conducts practical exercises to reinforce critical thinking and analytic concepts in the context of agency problems, procedures, and products 4. Enhances consistency, quality, and defensibility of analytic products 5. Examines the roles and missions of the agency and the customer sets Experience: Five additional years of experience working in an analytic capacity within a law enforcement agency, military or civilian intelligence agency, or equivalent experience in research, writing, and critical thinking
Type 3Same as Type 4, PLUS: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Identifies legal, privacy, and ethical issues relating to intelligence collection, production, and dissemination 2. Applies critical thinking within the intelligence and analysis process 3. Understands the importance of sharing information and collaborating in a law enforcement environment 4. Fuses intelligence and law enforcement analytic tradecraft in a law enforcement environment 5. Communicates analytic observations and judgments and generates analytic products 6. Applies specialized concepts and principles of law enforcement and homeland security in actionable products and operations 7. Mentors analysts, to include offering training and guidance to assist in the professional development of junior analysts 8. Builds professional contacts and networks and promotes networking opportunities for less-experienced analysts 9. Provides management with recommendations for resource allocation based on independent analysis of data Experience: Two additional years of experience working in an analytic capacity within a law enforcement agency or military or civilian intelligence agency, or equivalent work experience in research, writing, and critical thinking
Type 4Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Familiar with the criminal intelligence process and the processes necessary to produce tactical and strategic intelligence products 2. Handles and collates criminal intelligence information, through proper file management and information evaluation 3. Develops intelligence through the processes of critical thinking, logic, inference development, and recommendation development 4. Understands the methodical process of developing and implementing collection and analytic plans 5. Understands legal, privacy, and ethical issues relating to intelligence 6. Reviews intelligence products 7. Identifies and uses various sources of information, including information sharing systems, networks, and commercial and public databases 8. Familiar with the methods, tools, and techniques employed in intelligence analysis 9. Applies skills in report writing, statistics, and graphic techniques in support of analytic methods Experience: Five years of experience working in an analytic capacity within a law enforcement agency, military or civilian intelligence agency, or equivalent experience in research, writing, and critical thinking
Physical/Medical FitnessNIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NIMS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 3Same as Type 4
Type 4Moderate
CurrencyProvider must carry out and use any background checks as applicable law specifies. This may include a background check completed within past 12 months; sex-offender registry check; and a local, state, and a local, state, and national criminal history.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 3Same as Type 4
Type 41. Maintains currency with the AHJ as a sworn or civilian law enforcement or public safety employee 2. Maintains access to Homeland Security Information Network Intelligence Community of Interest (HSIN-Intel), eGuardian, and RISSIntel 3. Operational incident experience or participation in exercises, drills, or simulations within the past two years 4. Background checks as applicable law permits or requires
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsThe AHJ may recommended that the Intelligence Analyst possess and maintain professional certification in Intelligence Analysis.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Type 2Not Specified
Type 3Not Specified
Type 4Not Specified
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
Specify any request for a security clearance and indicate the desired level of clearance
Identify requests for specific subject matter expertise when ordering (such as expertise on a specific threat, sector, or discipline)
Identify additional systems access in the request, such as Homeland Secure Data Network (HSDN), Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal (LEEP), RISSNet, DEA Internet Connectivity Endeavor (DICE), National Virtual Pointer System (NVPS), and Targeted Violence Information Sharing System (TAVISS), and other information sharing networks and deconfliction systems the requestor identifies
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Notes
References
Reference
The Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit’s (LEIU) Audit Checklist for the Criminal Intelligence Function, September 2004
LEIU, Criminal Intelligence File Guidelines, March 2002
Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), Standards for Law Enforcement Agencies, Standards 42.1.6 and 46.3, March 2014
Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative, Analyst Professional Development Road Map, September 2019 (Version 2)
Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative, Minimum Standards for Intermediate-Level Analytic Training Courses, October 2013
Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative, Minimum Criminal Intelligence Training Standards for Law Enforcement and Other Criminal Justice Agencies for the United States, October 2007
Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative, Common Competencies for State, Local, and Tribal Intelligence Analysts, June 2010
Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative, Criminal Intelligence Resources Guide: A Collection of Intelligence Information Sharing Products and Resources, July 2012
Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative, Analyst Toolbox, November 2006
Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative, Law Enforcement Analyst Certification Standards: Based on the Law Enforcement Analytic Standards, January 2010
Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative, and The International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA), Law Enforcement Analytic Standards, April 2012
International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA), Certified Law Enforcement Analyst (CLEA) Certification Program Outline, August 2014
IACA, Crime Analysis Education Recommendations for Colleges & Universities, September 2012
International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE), Standards for Intelligence Analyst Initial Training, February 2013
IAFIE, Standards for Intelligence Education Undergraduate and Graduate Programs, 25 October 2011
IALEIA, The IALEIA Certification Process, 6 October 2015
Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 203: Analytic Standards, 02 January 2015
ODNI, ICD 610: Competency Directories for the Intelligence Community Workforce, 02 October 2010
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, National Prevention Framework, May 2013
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A), I&A Career Roadmap: All-Source Analysis, October 2015
United States Department of Justice, 28 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 23, Criminal Intelligence Systems Operating Policies
U.S. Department of Justice, Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), Law Enforcement Intelligence: A Guide for State, Local, and Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies, January 2009
U.S. Department of Justice, COPS, and the Police Foundation, Integrated Intelligence and Crime Analysis: Enhanced Information Management for Law Enforcement Leaders, August 2007
National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG), National Incident Management System Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide, PMS 310-1, Physical Fitness Levels, October 2016