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Futurum Consultancy & Training


Intelligence Analysis Training

We understand that having an effective intelligence analysis capability can provide significant operational benefits and the provision of effective intelligence and analytical products can help to prioritise activity, aid decision making and drive performance.

We have helped clients to raise the knowledge, skills and effectiveness of their intelligence analysts. We have worked internationally with police forces, government agencies and other law enforcement organisations.

Analytical Development Director Rachel Carson oversees this portfolio and she is a highly regarded specialist and practitioner in intelligence and criminal analysis and is a regular presenter on behalf of the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA). With many years experience operating within the targeting and operational intelligence analysis, criminal intelligence and covert area Futurum has developed a specific training portfolio that is aimed at intelligence professionals and analysts.

Our intelligence analysis training portfolio is aimed at Crime Analysts, Intelligence Analysts, Targeting Analysts, Strategic Analysts, Tactical Analysts, Operational Analysts, Social Media, Internet and Open Source Analysts (SOCMED, OSINT, SOCMINT), Intelligence Development Officers, Intelligence Researchers, Intelligence Managers, Case Officers, and personnel who are engaged in operational work our managing teams who are.

The courses are suitable for personnel who work in government, counter-intelligence, law enforcement or in intelligence teams within finance, insurance, compliance, pharmaceuticals, and the wider corporate sector.

Our courses will include all or a combination of:

Intelligence analysis – Including the analyst toolkit, intelligence cycle – direction, collection, evaluation, analysis, dissemination, information sources, OSINT, analytical charting, report writing and presentation skills.

Thinking skills - Creative, lateral and critical thinking, including Edward de Bono’s six thinking hats for brainstorming, inference development (premise and inference), types of inferences (including hypotheses), analysis of competing hypotheses (ACH), managing bias and prejudice, and the types of bias and cognitive traps, key assumptions check (KAC) and the uncertainty yardstick – communicating probabilities.

Advanced analytical techniques for targeting and disruption - Using a scenario based practical exercise, students will be given multiple sources of information and guided through a path of analytical techniques.

Network analysis using i2 Analyst’s Notebook – Entities, links and attributes, creating a chart, searching a chart, printing, importing, link analysis, flow analysis, timelines/sequence of events, layouts, legends and charting standards.

Analytical functions in i2 - Find Matching Entities, groupings, merge entities and charts, visual Search (Linked Entities), find linked, find Path, social network analysis for identifying opportunities for targeting and disruption, conditional formatting.

Effective briefing - Structure for oral briefings, knowing your audience, communicating with confidence and creating impact to deliver messages clearly and concisely and careful use of PowerPoint.

Post Event Analysis - Understanding operational objectives, understanding successes, understanding failures, unforeseen effects, remaining intelligence gaps, further recommendations, lessons learned.

Problem solving - Problem solving requires a full understanding of the causal factors of crime and anti-social behaviour, working with partners to identify long-term sustainable solutions to the issues. Assessing the effectiveness of these interventions informs future resolutions to emerging problems.

Evidence-based policing - Evidence-based policing involves learning from previous interventions and employing proven tactics to prevent future threats. However, understanding what is effective in reducing and preventing crime and anti-social behaviour is only useful when the context is the same, since what works in a given location may not be effective in another unless the circumstances which gave rise to the crime are the same.

Predictive policing - Predictive policing involves combining theory with multiple sources of information to predict where and when future events are likely to occur, facilitating appropriate prevention tactics. This could involve modeling the risk of crime, based on environmental features to paint a picture of where crime is likely to occur, or the identification of repeat victimisation patterns to inform patrol strategies and prevention tactics.

Building confidence and Reassurance Policing - Public perception of safety and security is often significantly worse than the actual risk of victimisation. A single incident can be witnessed by large numbers of people or relayed to the media, which fuels the perception that neighbourhoods are more unsafe than in reality. To address these fears it is critical to understand who holds them, instil public confidence by maximising officer visibility and build reassurance tactics in to day-to-day patrol strategies and prevention plans.

Neighbourhood profiling - To communicate effectively with communities and understand their concerns and priorities it is necessary to identify their characteristics and how best to engage with them.