Material for a 2-hour lesson, part of the 1-week Intelligence course, developed by the Kosovo Police Service School
Criminal Intelligence conjures up a variety of meanings, depending on who is asked. Intelligence can mean the information collected or a specific function. However, it is generally conceded that Intelligence consists of pieces of raw information that when collected, evaluated, collated and analysed from meaningful and useful judgements that are both accurate and timely. Taking this raw information and turning it into Intelligence requires a sequential process. This process is defines as the Intelligence process and depicts the step by step process as: Collection, Collation, Evaluation, analysis, Dissemination and Re-evaluation.
However the Intelligence Process is cyclic. The steps are interconnected and often the boundaries blur. Each step of the process needs to be understood to produce Intelligence reports that are timely and accurate.
The goal of this lesson is to explain the Intelligence Process which is the basics of Intelligence. The proper use of the Intelligence cycle ensures that the data used are managed appropriately and within the legal constraints regarding privacy and the rights of each individual.
At the conclusion of this lesson, students will have know-how to apply the Intelligence Process which consists of Collection, Collation, Evaluation, Analysis, Dissemination and Re-Evaluation.