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Pivotal role of intelligence analysis in ILP


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This is a presentation I delivered at a "Intelligence Strategies for Law Enforcement" conference in March 2010 in Pretoria. The focus was what analysts\' role is and what contribution they can make to the fight against crime. I represented the International Association for Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA). You might find slide 5 with the 4 steps in the Intel cycle useful to describe to your colleagues what they can expect from you in all phases of the Intel process. I was a bit disappointed with the conference, as the organizers have definitely not done research to understand the topic themselves or get speakers that understand even the basics of intelligence.... However, I got some good feedback after the conference, but it looks as if we still have a very long struggle ahead of us to establish Intel-led policing in SA...

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Pivotal role of intelligence analysis in ILP

  1. 1. Intelligence Analysts’ pivotal role in ILP
  2. 2. “The security environment has undergone the equivalent of a shift in tectonic plate, with the result that only shifts of an equivalent magnitude in the way we think about this environment and analyse the new security threats will provide an adequate basis for good intelligence and sound decision-making in the first few decades of the 21st century.” Prof Phil Williams
  3. 3. Challenges for Intelligence Analysis in LE • Ignorance of what IA can do and best practice from IC • Increasing intelligence blind spots • Creating a niche in fast & connected world • Silo functioning despite pleas for info & know-how sharing across boundaries • Synergising operational and strategic analysis • Adapting management style & organizational culture
  4. 4. The role of intelligence analysts: Decision-support Support operations Guide use Explain of problems resources & issues Promote situational awareness
  5. 5. The role of the analyst Plan Collect Analyse Produce Process • Environmental • Answer 5W’s scanning &H • Trends • Select Strategic • Indicator • Answer “So • Threats / appropriate development what?” Risk / collection • Synergise threat • Use various opportunity method perception with tools & assessment • Collect priorities methods • Policy OSINT • ID clients • Informed implications • Build • ID information insight about • Target Operational relationships gaps the past, profiles, • Evaluate • Collection present and operational sources of planning future reports etc information • Recommend • ID strategies targets/problem for action
  6. 6. Prerequisites for successful intelligence • There is an identifiable decision-making system to support • There is a will to think ahead in both intelligence and the decision-making system • There is a will to apply results in both intelligence and the decision-making system Neil Quarmby, 2004
  7. 7. IALEIA Background • Founded in 1980 in the US • Now: more than 1600 members in over 50 countries in 6 continents • The purpose of IALEIA is to advance the intelligence analysis profession in ALL disciplines locally, nationally and internationally
  8. 8. How does IALEIA do that? • Influence decision-making • Advise on analysis issues • Forge partnerships • Promote research & publishing • Provide networking platform/space
  9. 9. IALEIA: Training & Education • Increasing tertiary programmes in intelligence and/or intelligence analysis in US & UK • Membership: Academic institution & student • Scholarship: Grantham University, US (distance learning) • Members involved with International Association for Intelligence Educators (IAFIE) • Certification of professional training
  10. 10. Publications • Intelligence Models and Best Practices • Intelligence Led Policing: Getting Started • Guidelines for starting an Analytical Unit • LE Analytical Standards • Successful LE using analytical methods • Continuing Professional Development Workbook & Portfolio
  11. 11. Recognition & Awards • To the organization making the most significant progress utilizing intelligence analytical techniques to support law enforcement objectives on national/international, province/state, local/city • To individuals for outstanding contributions as intelligence analysts to the achievement of law enforcement objectives • To a law enforcement executive for outstanding support and recognition of the intelligence analysis function
  12. 12. Professional Certification Society of Certified Criminal Analysts
  13. 13. Why IALEIA? Strategic level: – Speaking with one voice – Influencing decision makers on analysis issues – Building professionalism – Applying standards and common rules – Growing awareness of analysis
  14. 14. Why IALEIA? Tactical level: – Share know-how – Build relationships across boundaries – Improve analysis capacity
  15. 15. Situation in Africa  Limited understanding and use of intelligence as decision support  All 3 prerequisites absent  Limited international visibility & recognition  International  Past 3 years: an awakening across disciplines  4Knowledge only certified training provider  …analysts from … countries
  16. 16. Dalene Duvenage