This course addresses the critical need for well-trained intelligence analysts to interpret growing amounts of information. Topics include the intelligence cycle, analytical thinking skills, the importance of strategic analysis, communication and social media analysis, recommendation development, and legal and ethical issues. Students work hands-on with specialized software to synthesize information and develop various products of intelligence. The course was developed by a consortium that included NW3C, Law Enforcement Intelligence Units (LEIU), the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis (IALEIA), and the Regional Information Sharing System (RISS). *Analysis basics. History and purpose of intelligence analysis. Legal issues and ethics. Sources of information. The intelligence cycle. *Types of analysis. Crime patterns. Associations. Flow. Communications. Financial analysis. *Creative and critical thinking. Brainstorming. Mind mapping. Steps to critical thinking. *Deterring crime. Strategic analysis as a tool for law enforcement personnel. *Hands-on experience. Work as part of a team to analyze information pertaining to several hypothetical cases.