Provide efficient and effective intelligence analysis that supports decision making to achieve the Forces policing aims of reducing threat, risk and harm to our communities.
• Collect, evaluate, analyse and interpret information from a wide variety of internal and external sources relating to committed crime, criminal intelligence policing activities and law enforcement matters in order to produce high quality analytical recommendations in support of the Essex Police Control Strategy and/or regional and national policing requirements. • Identify links between suspected offenders and committed crimes, illustrating evidential connections within criminal investigations, providing intelligence briefings, presentations and proposing recommendations in order to assist with the planning of local and force wide crime prevention, intelligence and enforcement operations. • Analyse relationships between different entities to establish hierarchy and structure to identify intervention points, information gaps and further information requirements to facilitate the disruption of criminal or other related threats. • Develop and undertake strategic projects regarding emerging trends identified by the force Threat • Assessment, in order to facilitate the targeting and investigation of criminal activities that will support decision making and enable effective business planning. This will include the provision of medium and long-term forecasts which will contribute to the setting of Force and Local Policing Area Strategic Intelligence Requirement. • Identify cross border crime series, obtain and exchange intelligence representing the Local Policing Area or Force and present findings at cross border conferences in order to reduce the threat from prolific criminals. • Maintain and proactively update knowledge of developments within the field of intelligence analysis, in order develop and apply innovative analytical tradecraft, tools and techniques to support decision making. • Provide advice, training and feedback concerning the design of research projects and the development and implementation of business process improvement programmes to enhance analytical capability and capacity. • Appear as a witness in criminal proceedings, presenting analytical products in Court and providing support to the prosecution. • Updated May 2017
Vetting level: MV and SC Vetting Required
The Criminal Intelligence Analyst will be educated to degree level or equivalent and will be required to achieve a Level 4 Diploma in Intelligence Operations Analysis in order to demonstrate operational competence. An innovative problem solver with a sharp analytical mind, the post holder must be able to objectively apply his/her training and experience to establish and interpret the requirements for intelligence products, acting as a subject matter expert advising officers and staff on matters pertaining to intelligence analysis. Excellent customer service, communication and influencing skills are essential. The post holder is required to elicit, analyse and interpret information from a wide variety of disparate sources, presenting the results to staff of all ranks in an appropriate written or verbal format, providing recommendations for action that influence operational responses and resourcing decisions tactically and strategically at local and force levels. Attention to detail is vital. The post holder must be methodical in recording their rationale and thought processes for audit and disclosure purposes and be able to confidently present their findings in an evidential format at Magistrates and Crown Court trials. The post holder must possess good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise often conflicting demands and manage their time while under pressure. The post holder must be IT literate, having the ability to rapidly learn and fully utilise a wide range of software systems and databases in order to support operational decision making. Honesty and integrity are essential as the role requires the handling of sensitive and highly confidential information. The post holder may be required to attend residential training courses of up to three weeks at the direction of the Head of Intelligence Analysis. The post holder must hold a full Driving Licence and will be required to undertake the organisations driving test in order to use pool and hire cars.
Analyse Critically (Level 1)
I recognise the need to think critically about issues. I value the use of analysis and testing in policing. I take in information quickly and accurately. I am able to separate information and decide whether it is irrelevant or relevant and its importance. I solve problems proactively by understanding the reasons behind them, using learning from evidence and my experiences to take action. I refer to procedures and precedents as necessary before making decisions. I weigh up the pros and cons of possible actions, thinking about potential risks and using this thinking to inform our decisions. I recognise gaps and inconsistencies in information and think about the potential implications. I make decisions in alignment with our mission, values and the Code of Ethics.
Collaborative (Level 1)
I work cooperatively with others to get things done, willingly giving help and support to colleagues. I am approachable, and explain things well so that I generate a common understanding. I take the time to get to know others and their perspective in order to build rapport. I treat people with respect as individuals and address their specific needs and concerns. I am open and transparent in my relationships with others. I ensure I am clear and appropriate in my communications.
Deliver, Support and Inspire (Level 1)
I take on challenging tasks to help to improve the service continuously and support my colleagues. I understand how my work contributes to the wider police service. I understand it is part of my collective responsibility to deliver efficient services. I take personal responsibility for making sure that I am working effectively to deliver the best service, both individually and with others. I am conscientious in my approach, working hard to provide the best service and to overcome any obstacles that could prevent or hinder delivery. I support the efficient use of resources to create the most value and to deliver the right impact. I keep up to date with changes in internal and external environments. I am a role model for the behaviours I expect to see in others and I act in the best interests of the public and the police service.
Emotionally Aware (Level 1)
I treat others with respect, tolerance and compassion. I acknowledge and respect a range of different perspectives, values and beliefs within the remit of the law. I remain calm and think about how to best manage the situation when faced with provocation. I understand my own emotions and I know which situations might affect my ability to deal with stress and pressure. I ask for help and support when I need it. I understand the value that diversity offers. I communicate in clear and simple language so that I can be easily understood by others. I seek to understand the thoughts and concerns of others even when they are unable to express themselves clearly.
Innovative and Open-minded (Level 1)
I demonstrate an openness to changing ideas, perceptions and ways of working. I share suggestions with colleagues, speaking up to help improve existing working methods and practices. I constantly reflect on my own way of working and periodically review processes and procedures for continuous improvements. I adapt to change and am flexible as the need arises while encouraging others to do the same. I learn from my experiences and do not let myself be unduly influenced by preconceptions.
Take Ownership (Level 1)
I actively identify and respond to problems. I approach tasks with enthusiasm, focusing on public service excellence. I regularly seek feedback to understand the quality of my work and the impact of my behaviour. I recognise where I can help others and willingly take on additional tasks to support them, where appropriate. I give feedback to others that I make sure is understandable and constructive. I take responsibility for my own actions, I fulfil my promises and do what I say I will. I will admit if I have made a mistake and take action to rectify this. I demonstrate pride in representing the police service. I understand my own strengths and areas for development and take responsibility for my own learning to address gaps.
I take into account individual needs and requirements in all of my actions. I understand that treating everyone fairly does not mean everyone is treated the same. I always give people an equal opportunity to express their views. I communicate with everyone, making sure the most relevant message is provided to all. I value everyone's views and opinions by actively listening to understand their perspective. I make fair and objective decisions using the best available evidence. I enable everyone to have equal access to services and information, where appropriate.
I always act in line with the values of the police service and the Code of Ethics for the benefit of the public. I demonstrate courage in doing the right thing, even in challenging situations. I enhance the reputation of my organisation and the wider police service through my actions and behaviours. I challenge colleagues whose behaviour, attitude and language falls below the public's and the service's expectations. I am open and responsive to challenge about my actions and words. I declare any conflicts of interest at the earliest opportunity. I am respectful of the authority and influence my position gives me. I use resources effectively and efficiently and not for personal benefit.
Public Service (Accredited)
I act in the interest of the public, first and foremost. I am motivated by serving the public, ensuring that I provide the best service possible at all times. I seek to understand the needs of others to act in their best interests. I adapt to address the needs and concerns of different communities. I tailor my communication to be appropriate and respectful to my audience. I take into consideration how others want to be treated when interacting with them. I treat people respectfully regardless of the circumstances. I share credit with everyone involved in delivering services.
I ensure that my decision-making rationale is clear and considered so that it is easily understood by others. I am clear and comprehensive when communicating with others. I am open and honest about my areas for development and I strive to improve. I give an accurate representation of my actions and records. I recognise the value of feedback and act on it. I give constructive and accurate feedback. I represent the opinions of others accurately and consistently. I am consistent and truthful in my communications. I maintain confidentiality appropriately.
Advanced Information Searching (Level 3)
Accredited to use an operational police information system (e.g. Genesis, PNC, HOLMES) to an advanced level. Possesses a detailed understanding of system operating rules and protocols. Uses the system to its' full potential, to create and amend records, as necessary, and to retrieve information from complex data searches. Understands the significance of the search results and can provide guidance on the reliability of any further data analysis. Effectively monitors the quality of data in the work of others using the system and takes appropriate corrective action.
Customer Services (Level 3)
Responds promptly and effectively to requests for assistance from customers, establishing and checking their service requirements. Understands the importance of completing accurate customer records and provides them with accurate and up to date information. Works well with others to improve standards of service and gathers information on customer feedback both positive and negative. Confident in face to face and telephone encounters with customers, accurately gauging needs and feelings through observation of behaviour and sensitive questioning. Is helpful and courteous at all times and remains calm, minimising potential conflict situations.
Health & Safety (Level 3)
Has a basic understanding of Health and Safety issues affecting the current role and working environment. Takes responsibility for personal safety and the safety of others. Aware of hazards and reports problems identified to line manager. Understands and minimises the physical risk of injury through the use of proper manual handling procedures.
Intelligence Analysis (Level 4)
Has successfully attended Intelligence Analysis Training Course recognised by the Head of Intelligence Analysis. Effectively collates and interprets information from a wide range of data sources and produces NIM products in support of Control Strategies and Intelligence Requirements. Provides support to the Tasking and Co-ordination process, attending Force, Division and Neighbourhood Policing TCG processes, Crime Series and Target Management Forums as required and presenting the supporting analytical product(s). Provides analytical support to Divisional investigations and/or supported intelligence/investigative targeting of county and national targets by specialist units.
Internal Consultancy (Level 3)
Demonstrates an understanding of Force business / internal client needs and expectations in relation to the consultancy specialism offered by the Department or Unit. Clarifies client requirements in response to requests for help and support. Collects and analyses relevant data, using appropriate methodologies and offers practical solutions which meet client requirements. Builds and develops effective working relationships with clients.
Know. of Police Environment & Policy (Level 4)
Displays a general appreciation of changes affecting the police service. Understands the inter-relationships between the roles of the various Operational and Support activities, and how organisation structures and police systems work. Possesses a detailed understanding of working procedures, practices and policies relevant to the current role and the roles of subordinates and ensures that these are followed at all times. Is clear about Force goals and effectively contributes to local business plan objectives.
Knowledge of Legislation and Policy (Level 3)
Demonstrates a sound working knowledge of all legislation, policies and procedures relevant to the current role. Familiar with all five codes of practice but particularly well versed in the practical application of codes A, B and E. Able to apply this knowledge to suit the needs of the current role.
Mgmt of Police Information (MOPI) (Level 4)
Full compliance with Level 3. Has successfully completed all standard relevant Information Management and Security training package(s). Accurate use of Government Security Classification (GSC). Ensures physical and digital records are stored with appropriate security relevant to the sensitivity of the documents and has working understanding of appropriate National Retention Schedules. Is able to quality assure own records management processes as well as those of any staff for whom they have supervisory responsibility. Is aware of where to seek further support in relation to Records management within force when necessary. If nominated as an Information Asset Assistant is familiar with the NPCC Information Asset Owners Handbook.
Risk Management (Level 3)
Demonstrates an awareness of personal risk management issues, challenges or difficulties likely to affect the post holder in the execution of their duties. Able to anticipate risks likely to affect their work and knows how to communicate the likelihood and possible impacts of such events to line managers or supervisors.
Statistical Analysis (Level 3)
Familiar with use of basic statistics, charts and tables and is able to draw reasonable conclusions from available data. Able to identify degrees of reliability in raw data and published statistics, and advise colleagues accordingly. Demonstrates ability to convert figures into tables, charts or graphs using appropriate style and balance to convey meaning to other users.
National Occupational Standards:
Facilitate individual learning and development Support customer service improvements - This unit is part of the Customer Service Theme of Development and Improvement. This Theme covers activities and approaches that play a vital part in customer service by seeking and implementing improvements and developments. Remember that customers include everyone you provide a service to. They may be external to your organisation or they may be internal customers. Discuss and develop terms of reference for an intelligence analysis product
This standard is about discussing and developing terms of reference for an intelligence analysis product. You will need to be able to agree the requirements for an intelligence analysis product and establish criteria to evaluate the product. Discuss and develop terms of reference for an intelligence analysis product
This standard is about discussing and developing terms of reference for an intelligence analysis product. You will need to be able to agree the requirements for an intelligence analysis product and establish criteria to evaluate the product. Develop, apply and share knowledge in your specialist area. Obtain and evaluate information for intelligence analysis Apply analytical techniques to interpret information for intelligence analysis. Use inference development to make judgements based on intelligence analysis methodology. Develop recommendations from the results of the intelligence analysis methodology. Create an intelligence analysis product to influence and support decision making - This standard is about creating an intelligence analysis product to influence and support decision making. You will need to review the terms of reference as a result of the findings, produce an intelligence analysis product that meets the needs of the recipient, and ensure the product is accurate, current, relevant, timely and sufficient. Disseminate the intelligence analysis product. Review the effectiveness of the intelligence analysis product. Manage your own resources. Develop productive working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders Work with others to improve customer service