Job Family Intelligence
Job Sub Family Intelligence
Code INT-INT-SD-Analyst v2.3

Role Purpose

The Analyst provides expertise through the development and use of analytical products to assist decision making at a strategic, tactical and operational level.

Key Accountabilities

  • Establish and interpret requirements to ensure the needs of key stakeholders are met.


  • Develop and maintain relationships internally and externally to share data, information and analysis, where appropriate.


  • Collect and evaluate data and information to support the creation of a collection plan, where applicable, and the delivery of analytical products.


  • Conduct analysis at a strategic, tactical and/or operational level, identifying and using appropriate analytical tools and techniques to interpret gaps, patterns and trends, assess threat, risk and harm and make recommendations in support of decision making, prioritisation and resource allocation.


  • Produce written and/or verbal briefings and presentations to stakeholders to provide a clear and concise evidence based understanding of the subject matter, including providing advice and guidance. Be able to prepare deliver and present analytical products for use in court proceedings, as required.


  • Adhere to all legal frameworks, key working principles, polices and guidance relevant to the role.


All roles are expected to know, understand and act within the ethics and values of the Police Service.

The Competency and Values Framework (CVF) has six competencies that are clustered into three groups. Under each competency are three levels that show what behaviours will look like in practice.

It is suggested that this role should be operating or working towards the following levels of the CVF:

Resolute, compassionate and committed

Inclusive, enabling and visionary leadership

Intelligent, creative and informed policing

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Prior Education and Experience

  • College of Policing Intelligence Professionalisation Programme (IPP) Certification (or completed within 12 months of appointment).


  • Knowledge of National Intelligence Model


  • Educated to Level 6 e.g. degree with or without honours OR equivalent experience (in the field of analysis).


  • Experience of utilising different computer software packages.


  • Experience of communicating effectively and of undertaking analysis of a qualitative and quantitative nature.


  • If permanently attached to a Major Crime Team/Major Incident Room, experience of HOLMES and working as part of a major crime team.



  • Ability to identify and scope a problem to effectively deliver analytical products.


  • Research, analysis and assimilation of large volumes of complex data and prepare and produce concise analytical reports.


  • Good communication skills with the ability to present information and provide recommendations to various stakeholders to ensure understanding and support decision making.


  • Ability to develop and test inferences and hypotheses and to draw evidence based conclusions and make recommendations, in support decision making.


  • Skilled in the use of IT packages, systems and/or databases involved in analysing, interpreting, storing and presenting data.


  • Ability to identify potential opportunities to enhance efficiency and/or effectiveness within own area of work.


  • Good team working skills, demonstrating awareness of individual differences and providing support as required.


  • Able to appropriately prioritise and plan own workload.


  • Able to proactively develop effective working relationships with colleagues, partners and other stakeholders.


  • Ability to develop own knowledge and awareness of the discipline of intelligence.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

CPD is ongoing; it enables the individual, in collaboration with their organisation, to maintain, develop and gain recognition for existing and new professional skills, knowledge and competence. It is undertaken to ensure we continue to provide high quality policing to keep the public safe and help to drive career aspirations. More information on how to plan CPD can be found here.

Discussion of CPD is usually included as part of a Professional Development Review (PDR). PDR is a tool to support police officers and staff to take ownership of their professional development and plan career progression. More information on how to use a PDR for development can be found here.

This section has three parts:

  1. annual learning/mandatory training/accreditation requirements
  2. signposting to suggested activities and resources for the individual to maintain and enhance competence and professional development in the role, and
  3. any ongoing professional registration and/or licensing requirements of the role)

Annual learning/accreditation requirements
(Outlines mandatory/annual learning or requirements to maintain accreditation in the role. Please note any exemption is at Chief Constable discretion, in line with local force policy.)
There is a minimum CPD requirement for this role which maintains professional competency and IPP certification.

Full details for the requirements can be found on College Learn in the IPP CPD framework document for the Intelligence Support Officer or by speaking to your local IPP lead.

Professional development
In order to keep up to date with new approaches to evidence based policing, and new technological approaches within the intelligence field, the following should be considered:
Keep up to date with relevant national guidance:

  • Secondment to IPP partner agencies
  • Undertaking one of the specialist IPP endorsements.
  • Completion of the mandatory CPD requirements also offers opportunities for developing further skills that can support further progression and development.

Professional Registration/Licenses

IPP Accreditation and Registration.

Links to other Profiles

  • Intelligence Officer
  • Intelligence Researcher
  • Intelligence Support Officer
  • NPoCC Mercury profile: Analyst 373 v1
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