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WHAT DOES AN INTELLIGENCE ANALYST DO?


  • Studies criminal relationships.

  • Links and charts suspects to criminal organizations or events to determine who is doing what with whom.

  • Focuses on organized crimes such as narcotics smuggling, money laundering, gangs, terrorism, and auto theft rings.

  • Works with regional police officers and investigators who gather information by field observations, confidential information sources, and public records.

  • Establishes criminal profiles that include prior crimes and criminal relationships to aid in making a connection between members and the organization.

  • Studies the suspect’s assets to determine the flow of money going in and coming from the targeted group.


WHAT’S THE WORK ENVIRONMENT?

Crime and Intelligence Analysts work in a police department. However, the majority of analysts are not police officers. Analysts usually sit at a desk and work with a computer in a general office atmosphere. They do not visit crime scenes or examine physical evidence.

 
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