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.