This course is designed to enhance management and leadership skills when supervising subordi­nates engage in operational intelligence functions. This course provides knowledge and training for managers recently promoted or transferred to intelligence units or drug task forces. It is intended to provide newly assigned managers with an understanding of the intelligence function in law enforcement, the effective organization and management of intelligence investigations by field officers, and the development of leadership skills for successful unit and/or task force opera­tions. Instruction will address the components of the intelligence function and cycle, legal and administrative issues unique to intelligence operations, intelligence subject selection, investigator development and accountability, risk analysis, informant use, and multi-agency issues.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Understand legal requirements unique to the intelligence function vs. the narcotics investigative function.
  • Differentiate between tactical and strategic aspects of both the operational and analytical components in the law enforcement intelligence function.
  • Understand the differences between investigative vs. intelligence unit functions with regards to unit direction, activities, and productivity measurement.
  • Recognize the various methods employed in operational intelligence gathering with regards to information management, surveillance, informant use, and undercover assimilation.
  • Recognize the risk inherent to undercover operations and gain exposure to risk analysis/management practices.
  • Understand the importance of facilitating clear and effective communication within the intelligence unit/task-force.
  • Understand the role the supervisor plays in effective communication with line investigative units and command staff members in support of investigative and intelligence functions.
  • Prepare an outline and conduct a briefing on an intelligence subject.

Prerequisites: None.

Course Length: 3 days/24 hours.

Who May Attend: Law Enforcement.