GIWG requested that the International Association of. Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA) develop analyst standards based on the tenets articulated
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ii Law Enforcement Analytic Standards This project was supported by Grant No. 2009-DB-BX-K105 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice™s Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice.About GlobalThe U.S. Department of Justice™s Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global) serves as a Federal Advisory Committee to the U.S. Attorney General on critical justice information sharing initiatives. Global promotes standards-based electronic information exchange to provide justice and public safety communities with timely, accurate, complete, and accessible information in a secure and trusted environment. Global is administered by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance.
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Law Enforcement Analytic Standards iiiTable of ContentsIntroduction .1Analyst Managers 3Standards for Analysts ..5Analytic Attributes 5Education 6Basic Training 6Continuing Education and Advanced Training ..8Professional Development .9 9Professional Liaison 10Leadership 11Standards for Analytical Processes .13Planning and Direction ..13Collection and Follow-Up .14Evaluation .15Collation 16Computer-Aided Analysis .16Analytic Outcomes ..17Dissemination Plan ..18Standards for Analytical Products .19Analytic Accuracy .19Analytic Product Content ..19Analytic Product Format 20
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Law Enforcement Analytic Standards 3Analyst Managers Managers are vital to the intelligence process because they are responsible for intelligence analysis planning and oversight. The manager sets priorities for intelligence projects and directs the and comprehensive intelligence products possible.Managers will ensure that analysts possess the appropriate competencies and capabilities to perform the required analytic duties. This can be accomplished through recruitment, screening, and a process-based assessment conducted in a manner to identify the most suitable candidates.Managers must encourage and support a collaborative environment for all analytic and intelligence functions. Establishing a team-based approach to dealing with intelligence and analytic activities ensures a cooperative rather than competitive atmosphere. An integrated, holistic approach to law enforcement intelligence and analysis (Ratcliffe, 2007) guides decision making. Managers must develop an intelligence operational plan for the overall agency intelligence function, including mission, goals, and objectives, as a guide to activities. This operational plan will be used to guide and direct collection and analytic activities.Managers must develop and apply appropriate evaluation measures and encourage, support, and reinforce the production of high-quality intelligence products. Evaluating the quality of analytic performance should be based on job task analyses. Law enforcement intelligence analysts should be provided with the objective measures upon which their performance is assessed. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Career Path Standards are used to evaluate intelligence analysts by reviewing performance on seven ﬁcritical elementsﬂ (2000):
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4 Law Enforcement Analytic Standards Technical Expertise Critical ThinkingEngagement and Collaboration (internal and external to Personal Leadership and IntegrityCommunication (written and oral)Accountability for ResultsWithin the intelligence-led policing model, a quality intelligence enforcement intelligence analysts.
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Law Enforcement Analytic Standards 5Standards for Analysts The mission of the intelligence analyst, as described in the NCISP, skills to develop sound conclusions and recommendations, and provide actionable intelligence in a cohesive and clear manner to management. The standards in this section relate to analysts or individuals performing an agency™s analytical function. Analytic AttributesAnalysts shall be hired and evaluated based on their work and attributes, including:Subject-matter expertiseAnalytical methodologiesCritical-thinking skillsCustomer-service ethicCommunication skillsInformation sharing and collaboration abilitiesInformation handling and processing skillsComputer and technical literacyObjectivity, integrity, and intellectual honesty The Common Competencies for State, Local, and Tribal Intelligence Analystsby state, local, and tribal intelligence analysts working in state or major urban area fusion centers or similar analytic law enforcement thinking critically, sharing and collaborating, fusing intelligence and law enforcement tradecraft, communicating, and turning concepts and principles into action.Additional generic characteristics an analyst should possess include intellectual curiosity, rapid assimilation of information, keen recall, tenacity, willingness and capacity to make judgments, initiative
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