Intelligence AnalystBy: Nicholas SmithCJ-205-H6483 Policing in the United States 21EW6
Functions, Responsibilities, and Jurisdictional Aspects of an Intelligence Analyst•The basic function of an Intelligence Analyst is to gather, analyze, or evaluate information from a variety of sources, such as law enforcement databases, surveillance, intelligence networks, or geographic information systems. They use this intelligence data to anticipate and prevent organized crime activities, such as terrorism. (33-3021.06 - Intelligence Analysts, n.d.)•The operating environment of an Intelligence Analyst creates a need to have access to and receive training on specific analytic tradecraft skills, including the handling and storage of locally generated information, criminal intelligence and a nexus to homeland security, and classified and unclassified intelligence generated from the Intelligence Community.(United States Department of Justice’s Global Justice Information Initiative, 2010)•Common Competencies for Intelligence Analysts include, thinking critically within the intelligence cycle, sharing information and collaborating, communicating analytic observations and judgments, turning concepts and principles into action, and fusing intelligence and law enforcement tradecraft in a homeland security environment.(United States Department of Justice’s Global Justice Information Initiative, 2010)•An Intelligence Analyst's jurisdiction lies with the department that they work for and the job that they are working on, with jobs that include anti-terrorism they would have a larger jurisdiction to work with than with jobs that include local street gangs.
Watchman-Style of Policing Situation•Watchman officers exercise discretion and ignore minor violations, choosing to instead use persuasion, threats, or violence to get what they need. (Dempsey et al., 2018)•A situation that this style of policing would be helpful to an intelligence analyst would be when interrogating a person from a known gang. A watchman style officer could try to persuade the suspect to give the information by offering to take away all the charges brought against them. If that approach doesn't work they could then threaten to add on charges based on what their gang does even when he isn't there, or they could even threaten to tell the suspects gang that they gave them information making it more dangerous to go back to them giving them no option but to help them and get the protection of the police departments. (Smith, N., 2020)•You can infer from watchman-style policingthat they don'treally follow a moral compass when dealing with suspects, they do what they think is necessary to get their job done no matter what the consequences may be. Politically I would say that as long as they do their jobs and no scandals happenthey are well respected but when something does happen to jeopardize their reputation all support is pulled and they are left to the wolves so to speak.