Florida Law Enforcement Analyst Training

Lesson 1 - The Role of the Analyst
This lesson will define analysis and the law enforcement analyst. Includes types of analysts, and the role of an analyst as a resource. Mission statements from various intelligence organizations will emphasize your role as a law enforcement analyst. This lesson will also focus on analytical professionalism, customer service ethics, and objectivity and honesty as a law enforcement analyst.

Lesson 2 - Introduction to Law Enforcement Intelligence
This lesson will focus on basic knowledge of intelligence, the role of the National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan, legal issues related to intelligence gathering, and numerous state and national intelligence initiatives. Includes types of intelligence, legal issues surrounding gathering intelligence, and information on intelligence sharing initiatives

Lesson 3 - Introduction to Analysis
This lesson will include introduction to and definitions of analytical techniques, defining the analytical process, defining analysis and its types and subtypes, and reviewing products commonly used in crime analysis units.

Lesson 4 - Data Sources, Interpretation and Validation
This lesson will discuss how to use automated information resources and techniques for law enforcement investigative information. It also includes a practical experience in understanding criminal history information.

Lesson 5 - Utilizing Microsoft™ Excel ™ as an Analytical Tool
This lesson will provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate how to navigate in a workbook and/or worksheet, conduct financial analysis, create pivot tables, and conduct telephone analysis.

Lesson 6 - Producing Law Enforcement Products
This lesson emphasizes how to disseminate information, providing practical exercises in investigative report writing utilizing Microsoft™ products. Practical exercises will enable the student to produce an analytical product suitable for dissemination.

Lesson 7 - Enhancing Presentation Skills
This lesson provides instruction regarding law enforcement analytical products that utilize graphics and the related ethical and professional issues, types of graphic files, how to manipulate and enhance them, to include scanning and using digital images and how to include these graphics in a presentation.

Lesson 8 - Oral Briefing Skills
This lesson will define analytical briefs and components, identify steps to creating an effective briefing, understand communication types, problems, and issues, and techniques for briefing executives.

***PLEASE NOTE:  At the conclusion of the course, students will complete two skills assessment tests and must achieve an 80% or higher on each test to pass. Students that do not pass both tests will be required to retake FLEAT before acceptance into the Analyst Academy.

If you are not familiar with the Microsoft Office™ Suite (2003, 2007 or 2010), please either attend a computer class, or go online and complete the tutorials offered by Microsoft™ prior to attending FLEAT. This course is not intended to be a basic computer class, but it will highlight different aspects of each application that can enhance your current analytical skills.