Intelligence Unit Manager's Training

Course Description

This course is designed to enhance management and leadership skills when supervising subordinates engaged in operational intelligence functions. This course is designed to provide knowledge and training for managers recently promoted or transferred to intelligence units or intelligence 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.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course the students will be able to:

  1. Have an understanding of legal requirements unique to the intelligence function vs. the criminal investigative function.
  2. Be able to differentiate between tactical and strategic aspects of both the operational and analytical components in the law enforcement intelligence function.
  3. Have an understanding of the differences between investigative vs. intelligence unit functions with regards to unit direction, activities, and productivity measurement.
  4. Recognize the various methods employed in operational intelligence gathering with regards to information management, surveillance, informant use, and undercover assimilation.
  5. Be aware of the risk inherent to undercover operations and gain exposure to risk analysis/management practices.
  6. Understand the importance of facilitating clear and effective communication within the intelligence unit/task-force.
  7. Have an understanding of the role the supervisor plays in effective communication with line investigative units and command staff members in support of investigative and intelligence functions.
  8. Be able to prepare an outline and conduct a briefing on an intelligence subject.


Course Length

3 days (24 hours)

Who May Attend This Course

Law Enforcement / Code Enforcement