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Intelligence management

Reference documents and good practice information are available on the Knowledge Hub Criminal Intelligence Analysis Community, which is an OFFICIAL online tool with access limited to registered PNN and GSi users. Analysis guidance Key resources and guidance notes Quick Wins for Busy Analysts Analysis of Competing Hypotheses Analysis Guidance Note Analysis of Policy Implications Analysis […]

Analytical techniques

Intelligence management

There are a number of techniques to be considered when conducting analysis. They can be used to understand and predict threat, harm, risk and opportunities. Analytical techniques include traditional and emerging techniques alongside thinking products that encourage the thought space to ensure effective analysis. This section covers a number of the techniques available but is not […]

Evaluation and review

Intelligence management

With the demands placed on intelligence analysis, time for review and evaluation can be limited, but the benefit of the learning achieved can be significant and therefore, despite demand, this should be an area for investment for analysts and their managers. Analytical evaluation and review should take the form of two areas: self-evaluation and organisational […]

Getting started

Intelligence management

Effective analysis starts with Terms of Reference (TOR). Time spent developing the TOR will help the analyst understand their customers and the questions they need answering. Getting this part of the process right will help ensure that analysts are employed in the best possible way, delivering value for money, in support of identified priorities and […]

Delivering effective analysis

Intelligence management

Effective analysis To assist decision makers, analysts must deliver effective analysis that can be understood and acted upon. One model that illustrates the role of analysis in policing is the ‘3i model’ (Ratcliffe 2004): This model positions the role of the analyst as interpreting the criminal environment, to then influence the decision maker, who will […]

Intelligence report

Intelligence management

The intelligence report (IR) is used to submit and evaluate information, and to manage dissemination of intelligence. It protects the source and contributes to an audit trail of the intelligence. Standardisation of reporting provides a shared confidence between law enforcement communities and partner agencies. The IR evaluation reference material provides guidance on the 3x5x2 process and […]

Intelligence management

Process, tasking and coordination, intelligence products and analysis.

Last modified: January 2020

Intelligence products

Intelligence management

Although there are specific intelligence and analytical products, there is a need for these to be more fluid and flexible. Products can be tailored to consist of several techniques used together to properly answer the question posed. A flexible approach is less likely to restrain the thinking of an analyst who will be able to […]


Intelligence management

Analysis is an important tool for policing. It is used to understand crime and disorder issues and provide insight, clarity and context to decision makers. This is an increasingly key function in an environment of: complex crime problems significant and diverse volumes of data limited resources maximising efficiency and effectiveness. Understanding analysis The role of […]

Intelligence management index

Intelligence collection, development and dissemination 1 Collection 1.1 Tasked information 1.2 Intelligence collection plans 1.3 Open sources 1.4 Closed sources 1.4.1 Prison intelligence 2 Development 3 Dissemination 3.1 Organised crime group mapping Governance 1 Intelligence structure 1.1 Intelligence units 1.2 Intelligence systems 2 Tasking and coordination 2.1 Strategic tasking and coordination 2.1.1 Strategic tasking and […]