While assigned to an elite LAPD Gang Unit, Officer Davis and his partners had the opportunity to collaborate across boundaries with Federal, State, and Local agencies. Collectively, their teamwork brought down one of the most violent "next generation" street gangs in Los Angeles, and together they learned the value of intelligence-led policing directed at 21st century threats.
Whether you're an officer on a traffic stop, a gang cop, a detective working a case, or an executive at COMPSTAT, criminal intelligence is something cops engage in every day, regardless of rank. Despite its importance, we receive very little in the way of formal training on the actual intelligence process. This class fills that gap. You will learn the fundamentals of law enforcement intelligence in the 21st century: how to set up your intel shop or cop (regardless of agency size), the intelligence cycle, tactical and strategic intel, executing targeted collection operations, integrating intelligence and community-policing, how good analysis drives operations, counterintelligence and operations security, real-time intel at major events or cases, the history of police intelligence, relevant statutes and policy, the importance of debriefing and "HUMINT", creating actionable intel products, why information-sharing trumps hoarding, intelligence writing and briefing, how free and low-cost technologies can enhance your missions, and how to build a comprehensive intelligence enterprise while protecting citizens' civil rights, civil liberties, & privacy.
Together, we'll discover how "intel" is more than just a buzzword – it's something that's both a product and a process that not only enhances our operations, but also helps keep our families safe in the digital age.
- History of police intelligence
- Intelligence cycle
- Tactical and strategic intel
- Relevant statutes and policy
- Executing targeted collection operations
- Integrating intel and community-policing
- How good analysis drives operations
- Counterintelligence and operations security
- Real-time intel at major events or cases
- Importance of debriefing and "HUMINT"
- Creating actionable intel products
- Why information-sharing trumps hoarding
- Intelligence writing and briefing
- Free and low-cost technologies