Midwest Counterdrug Training Center
This course is restricted to US military and law enforcement personnel.
Introduction to Intelligence is specifically developed to provide criminal justice and military personnel with a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental concepts, processes and disciplines associated with modern law enforcement criminal intelligence. This introductory course addresses intelligence matters, primarily from a broader operational point of view in order to more effectively carry out the national and international counterdrug mission of disrupting, disabling, and/or dismantling drug markets, traffickers, networks, financiers, terrorists, and all conspirators who aid and abet them.
The training focuses on a disciplined, systematic process for transforming raw information into useful and timely intelligence, known as the intelligence cycle. The training explores each component of the intelligence cycle, from target identification and selection, data collection, evaluation, collation, analysis, to proper documentation and dissemination. A more protracted perspective is emphasized, allowing for the examination of the behavior and activities of the conspiratorial from the stage of the initial planning, through the crime act, up to and including the flow of finances derived from the criminal activity. The broader perspective and process (intelligence cycle) enhances the ability to identify both the obvious, as well as the conspiratorial relationships common amongst street gangs, drug dealers, retailers, wholesalers, importers, and the numerous others linked to the trafficking networks.
The use of various skills, tools, techniques, disciplines and proven intelligence methods, both manual and electronic, will be discussed. Numerous computerized resources to conduct open source gathering, data mining, research, data management and research and networking will also be discussed and demonstrated, supporting the whole-of-government approach in networking, sharing, and fostering intelligence missions. A combination of criminal justice, military and corporate resources will be discussed and demonstrated.
Introduction to Law Enforcement Intelligence is a 3-day (24 hour) course.
There are no prerequisites to attend this course