This training is intended for U.S. Criminal Justice
Practitioners. Please register using your agency-issued email.
This course covers basic
intelligence writing and briefing principles as well as methods for effective and
clear intelligence sharing. Topics include creative and critical thinking,
critical reading skills, source evaluation, privacy and civil rights,
intelligence writing style and structure, and generating and presenting
intelligence briefings. With guidance from experienced experts, students gain
hands-on experience by working through data sets based on real cases to produce
intelligence products. Instructors and peers provide feedback on briefings and
reports produced and presented in class.
Key concepts covered in this course include:
• Foundational skills
• Information sources
complete this course and pass the post test are eligible for 1.0 point toward
and 3CI certifications.
All classes are subject to cancellation up
to 45 days before the start of class if the minimum class registration threshold
is not met.
hands-on practical exercises are intensive, critical to understanding the
material being taught, and required to successfully complete the class. If your
computer hardware does not meet the mandatory requirements listed below, your
experience in taking the class will be less than ideal and may also impact other
students while the instructors take time to troubleshoot hardware and software
Mandatory Operating System
• Operating system. Your computer must be running Microsoft Windows 10 or macOS v10.12 or
later. Make sure your operating system is fully updated prior to class.
Smartphones and tablets are prohibited.
Mandatory Software Requirements
Chrome. The recommended browser to launch our virtual lab
• Webex Meetings. Required to enter our live
online training environment, Webex Training Center.
• Webex Chrome Extension. Required to launch our
live online training environment, Webex Training Center, and works hand-in-hand
with the Webex Meetings application.
• Dual monitors
will need one monitor to join the online classroom, view
presentations, see the instructor’s shared screen, and interact with the instructor(s). The second
monitor is needed to join and complete hands-on practical exercises. Not being
able to see both interfaces simultaneously will make it difficult,
if not impossible to successfully complete hands-on practical exercises. Large
screen monitors, trying to run the two different interfaces split screen, will
NOT work. Multiple computers can also work as a substitute to having multiple
• Hard-wired, high-speed
Internet connection. A wireless Internet connection may be sufficient,
however, a wired connection will improve latency and buffering, and will also
provide better connection speeds and stability overall.
• Microphone and speakers. This is an interactive, live training class and a microphone
is required to interact with the instructor(s), ask questions, give answers, and
provide insights to help enhance the overall class experience. We recommend a
headset, headphones, or earbuds to eliminate feedback and echo when using your
If you have
any questions regarding the mandatory minimum hardware requirements, please