Introduction to Intelligence is suitable for anyone looking for an overview of Criminal Intelligence and provides the foundational knowledge needed for anyone working within the Intelligence community. This course is modelled on one of the main modules within the College of Policing's Intelligence Professionalisation Programme and is one of the four modules available from Intelligence with Steve that makes up our own Intelligence Professionalisation Programme's for both Intelligence Officers and Intelligence Analysts.
The course has been developed by an expert in Intelligence, who has a law enforcement background and successfully used the skills demonstrated within this course to identify and locate criminal individuals.
This course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of Criminal Intelligence, covering relevant definitions, the Intelligence Cycle and Crime Theory. The full list of modules available can be seen below.
The Introduction to Intelligence training course consists of insights from three intelligence professionals, shown below:
Steve is an Intelligence professional who has specialised in both Analysis and Internet Investigations.
Dan is an Intelligence Analyst who holds IPP and NIAT accreditations. Dan has worked in a number of Police Intelligence teams.
Ed is an Intelligence Analyst trained in OSINT. Ed previously worked as an Investigator and shares his experience of utilising intelligence skills outside of an Intelligence role.
- An introduction to Intelligence Submission (1:36)
- Intelligence Grading under the 3x5x2 classification system (10:08)
- Intelligence Sanitisation and Triage (5:58)
- The importance of an Audit Trail (1:04)
- Intelligence Sharing (8:24)
- Corroborating Intelligence (0:52)
- Parallel Sourcing Intelligence (1:38)
- Conventional Policing (8:20)
- Problem Oriented Policing (6:10)
- Rational Choice Theory (3:03)
- Routine Activity Theory (2:34)
- The Problem Analysis Triangle (6:39)
- The Wolf, Duck and Den Model (8:02)
- The SARA Model (8:50)
- The 3i Model (1:43)
- The 5 I's Framework (5:52)
- The 5 WH's (9:32)
- The Broken Windows Theory (2:24)
- The Pareto Rule (3:28)
- Crime Scripting (4:07)
- Informing Decision-Making (1:53)
- Managing a Quality Service, Managing Expectations and Delivering at Pace (9:38)
- Making Effective Decisions (1:50)
- Communication Skills (4:26)
- Written and Visual Communication of Intelligence Assessment (9:29)
- Verbal Communication of Intelligence Assessment (4:38)
- Creative and Critical Thinking - Seeing the Big Picture (2:11)
- Managing Relationships (7:34)
- Networking (3:20)
Hi, I’m Steve Adams
I'm a certified OSINT Practitioner and Intelligence Analyst. With a background in Law and Sociology, specialising in Criminology, I joined one of the largest Police forces in the UK as an Intelligence Analyst. With the Police, I trained to the IPP and NIAT standard and was responsible for analysis of crime to support active investigations and to identify the optimal direction of resources. I now work in the private sector within Criminal and Security Intelligence. Here, my speciality is in conducting Internet Intelligence and Investigations activity, conducting OSINT investigations into individuals to locate criminals and identify criminal activity. I have a wealth of experience with a vast range of different OSINT techniques, as well as experience with the best tools on the market to aid an OSINT and Intelligence practitioner. I recently put my OSINT skills to the test by taking part in a Trace Labs CTF, where my team placed 3rd out of 191 teams internationally.