Intelligence Analysts

law enforcement investigative information surveillance written reports criminal activity suspect data geographic information system

Crime Analyst, Criminal Intelligence Analyst, Criminal Research Specialist, Intelligence Analyst

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What they do:
Gather, analyze, or evaluate information from a variety of sources, such as law enforcement databases, surveillance, intelligence networks or geographic information systems. Use intelligence data to anticipate and prevent organized crime activities, such as terrorism.
On the job, you would:
  • Prepare comprehensive written reports, presentations, maps, or charts, based on research, collection, and analysis of intelligence data.
  • Gather, analyze, correlate, or evaluate information from a variety of resources, such as law enforcement databases.
  • Validate known intelligence with data from other sources.


Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Safety and Government

  • law and government
  • public safety and security

Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics


  • customer service


Basic Skills

  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


  • bringing people together to solve differences
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions



  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by writing

Ideas and Logic

  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen

Visual Understanding

  • see hidden patterns


People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Initiative
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility


You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software

  • Amazon Web Services AWS software Hot Technology
  • Microsoft SQL Server Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology In Demand

Geographic information system

  • ESRI ArcGIS software Hot Technology
  • Geographic information system GIS software


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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