This course provides instruction in a broad range of intelligence disciplines and is intended to help law enforcement professionals make better use of the internet, social media and other digital resources in support of intelligence-led policing.

The modular program covers the entire intelligence process from the definition of requirements to the production and delivery of finished intelligence products. In addition, it provides best practice recommendations on the professional skills and disciplines that support 21st century intelligence work.

Day One: Requirements and Collection Planning – Introduction to Open Source Intelligence
– Introduction to Intelligence-Led Policing
– Requirements and Collection Planning
Day Two: Effective OSINT Exploitation I – Effective Internet Exploitation
– Search Tools and Resources
– Social Media Exploitation
Day Three: Effective OSINT Exploitation II – Web Intelligence
– Online Privacy and Security
– Evaluating Data
Day Four: Analytic Techniques – Basic Analytic Techniques
– Advanced Analytic Techniques
Day Five: Intelligence Psychology and Reporting – The Psychology of Intelligence Analysis
– Reporting
– Recommended Resources

Teaching Method: This is an intensive course combining theory with individual and group exercises. Attendees will be encouraged to participate actively in all exercises, as they will derive maximum benefit from doing so. The course can be delivered in English or in German.

References / Clients:

Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport

Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

Federal Office of Police

Swiss Federal Customs Administration

Swiss Office for Migration

European Commission

European Defence Agency