Intelligence Analysts


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+1.1% (little or no change)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent


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

Anti-Terrorist Analyst, Crime Analyst, Crime and Intelligence Analyst, Criminal Intelligence Analyst, Criminal Intelligence Specialist, Criminal Research Specialist, Intelligence Analyst, Intelligence Research Specialist, Investigative Research Specialist, Police Crime and 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.

Senior Intelligence Analyst ,


I research any reports on my assigned "topic," then start doing my own research on the "topic" and assign mid-level and junior analysts. Due to the nature of the work, I cannot get into the classified portion of my work.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Prepare comprehensive written reports, presentations, maps, or charts based on research, collection, and analysis of intelligence data.
  • Gather, analyze, correlate, or evaluate information from a variety of resources, such as law enforcement databases.
  • Validate known intelligence with data from other sources.
  • Analyze intelligence data to identify patterns and trends in criminal activity.
  • Conduct presentations of analytic findings.

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