Florida Law Enforcement Analyst Academy

Traditionally, law enforcement has utilized crime and intelligence analysts to assist in collecting data, determining crime trends and most importantly, supporting investigations. These analysts are frequently limited in number and generally are a shared resource among agencies or departments. The war on terrorism revealed the need for a higher level of analysis with the primary function of predicting and preventing criminal activity.

In 2003, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) developed the Florida Law Enforcement Analyst Academy. This academy is the first of its kind in the nation. Analysts learn criminal and intelligence analysis skills that are used by law enforcement and other emergency responders to successfully prevent crime and conduct complex investigations.

FDLE’s long-term goal in creating the Florida Law Enforcement Analyst Academy was to establish and provide a uniform training curriculum in the area of law enforcement analysis. In addition, the establishment of this analyst academy sets the foundation for a professional career path in criminal and intelligence analysis and investigations for non-sworn personnel in law enforcement.

During this six-week academy, the analysts are challenged with hands-on training, assignments and weekly quizzes. They develop the skills necessary to complete individual and group research projects. Students take a comprehensive examination following the completion of all course work. Successful graduates are recognized as Florida-Certified Law Enforcement Analysts.

To date, 31 academies have been delivered and over 720 analysts, representing approximately 100 different agencies, have graduated.
To attend the Academy, you must have passed FLEAT and have at least 1-year experience as an analyst. In addition, if you are applying for the Academy, your performance evaluation record must be in good standing with your agency.
After your application has been received, it will be reviewed for eligibility and you will be contacted regarding your attendance in the training programs.

Federal or military students involved in criminal or intelligence analysis are eligible to attend as space is available.
Tuition for the course is free for all law enforcement analysts. However, transportation to and from the training, lodging, and per diem costs are at the expense of your agency.
If you are interested in attending you must complete the application found on the schedule page.

For more information regarding the application process, please check the requirements. For any other questions, please email AnalystTraining@fdle.state.fl.us