Intelligence Analysts


Salary Median (2017)


Projected Job Growth (2016-2026)

+4.5% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's Degree


What Intelligence Analysts Do

Gather, analyze, or evaluate information from a variety of sources, such as law enforcement databases, surveillance, intelligence networks or geographic information systems. Use intelligence data to anticipate and prevent organized crime activities, such as terrorism.

Other Job Titles Intelligence Analysts May Have

Crime Analyst, Criminal Intelligence Analyst, Criminal Intelligence Analyst Supervisor, Criminal Intelligence Specialist, Criminal Research Specialist, Detective and Intelligence Analyst, Intelligence Analyst, Intelligence Officer, Intelligence Research Specialist, Supervisor Intelligence Analyst

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Crime and Intelligence Analyst ,

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department

Collecting data, developing hypotheses and testing them by subjecting them to statistical analyses; evaluating available information and determining analytical methods to be used; documenting conclusions in a manner which adheres to commonly accepted criminal justice research standards; conceptualizing and converting raw data to valid criminal intelligence information; creating association matrices and preparing telephone toll analysis, hierarchical analysis, visual investigation analysis, etc.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Predict future gang, organized crime, or terrorist activity, using analyses of intelligence data.
  • Study activities relating to narcotics, money laundering, gangs, auto theft rings, terrorism, or other national security threats.
  • Design, use, or maintain databases and software applications, such as geographic information systems (GIS) mapping and artificial intelligence tools.
  • Establish criminal profiles to aid in connecting criminal organizations with their members.
  • Evaluate records of communications, such as telephone calls, to plot activity and determine the size and location of criminal groups and members.

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