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Intelligence Analyst

Counter Terrorism Policing Stand: Event Sponsor


To use information and intelligence to inform and influence:

 ·       operational planning and decision making with regard to the identification, tackling and resolution of policing priorities;

  • the tactical and strategic direction of specified reactive and proactive investigations;
  • the distribution and use of resources through tactical and strategic analysis.



  • To provide analytical support and guidance to management teams in all aspects of policing, associated criminality and incident investigation at tasking and coordinating meetings, or other management meetings in respect of specified operations/investigations.
  • To collect, evaluate and analyse data from various sources including crimes, incidents, intelligence, witness statements, forensic reports, communications data and financial records, with a view to identifying offenders, victims, hotspot locations, crime patterns / trends resulting in the prioritisation and direction of police resources both at a tactical and strategic level.
  • To produce appropriate analytical products (strategic and tactical assessments, problem and subject profiles) utilising the techniques and methodologies identified by the National Intelligence Model as a minimum standard.
  • Where appropriate, to produce analytical products that go beyond the facts and provide added value to management teams. Products to include expert analytical opinion, inductive logic and strong, specific and valuable inferences, hypothesis and recommendations that focus on intelligence, prevention and enforcement opportunities.
  • To identify priorities for an operation’s intelligence effort including intelligence gaps and inconsistencies, focus intelligence gathering and inform resourcing decisions.
  • To actively embrace problem solving policing and other appropriate problem solving models, with the aim of producing analytical products that will assist in the development of interventions that will fundamentally change the conditions that give rise to recurring terrorism and associated crime problems.
  • To act in the capacity of professional advisor regarding viability, time-scales and type of outcome likely for different analytical products and assist in prioritising the most worthwhile analytical course of action.
  • Ensure that all analytical material presented is fully documented, making certain that a separate version of each product is recorded and retained, alongside associated material and decisions made from that product. Ensure that a record is kept of all own thought processes and decisions taken to underpin analytical processes.
  • To communicate effectively the outcome of analytical investigations through the use of diagrammatical charts, written reports and verbal presentations.
  • To prepare analytical evidence for submission to a court of law, including liaison with crown prosecution staff, barristers and court chambers staff and attending court as a witness if required.
  • To develop and maintain a strong working relationship with both analytical managers and clients, and to be actively involved in the analytical product commissioning process, including the establishment and development of a documented terms of reference.
  • To set the direction of work for intelligence researchers in order to ensure an effective research capability is provided to assist in the targeting of terrorism or associated criminality and offenders.
  • To liaise clearly and confidently at all levels throughout the organisation and with external law enforcement and partner agencies, presenting analysis as appropriate.
  • At all times be aware of the Counter Terrorism Policing North West and/or investigation intelligence requirement and developments, and ensure that analysis takes account of and runs alongside them.
  • To represent the divisional and/or the branch management when applicable or when directed by the Director of Intelligence.
  • To coach and mentor developing analysts and managers, and to demonstrate the ability to act as a subject matter expert, promoting analytical best practice and providing specialist opinion and interpretation when required (when at Grade G).
  • To be fully conversant with police computer systems and analytical IT solutions, including the use of Geographic Information Systems and i2 Notebook.
  • When appropriate, to assess and implement developments in policing analysis, law enforcement computer systems and other IT solutions under the direction of the Director of Intelligence.
  • To be responsible for highly sensitive material relating to current investigations ensuring the security and confidentiality of that material at all times.
  • To have a sound understanding of the National Intelligence Model and be fully conversant with the NPIA Practice Advice on Analysis 2008.
  • To promote and comply with GMP's policies on health and safety both in the delivery of services and the treatment of others.
  • Comply with and promote equality legislation and GMP's policies on diversity and equality. Take steps to eliminate unlawful discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations.
  • To fully participate in GMP’s development review process.
  • If you have responsibility for staff; to manage staff development, performance and attendance using appropriate GMP policy and procedure.
  • To comply with the requirements of GMP's policies on Drug and Alcohol testing – requirements in respect of specific posts/ roles are described in the policies which are available on the Intranet/SharePoint.
  • All staff and officers must adhere to and comply with Data Protection, Freedom of Information and Human Rights legislation and the Authorised Professional Practice (Information Management).  It is the responsibility of all staff and officers to maintain data quality and security. Therefore when inputting, updating and using GMP information, you are to ensure that it is Accurate, Adequate, Relevant and Timely (AART), and that it is used / disclosed for business purposes only and kept secure. The most current guidance and advice in respect of compliance with the legislation and information / records management standards can be found on the Information Management Intranet site/Information Services SharePoint site.
  • Supervisors and managers have the additional responsibility of ensuring that staff undertake the appropriate training and fully understand and apply the required Force policy, procedures and information / records management standards in the course of their duties. Supervisors and managers should ensure that staff / officers understand their responsibilities in maintaining data quality and security and have appropriate processes in place to monitor compliance.
  • To carry out such other duties which are consistent with the nature, responsibilities and grading of the post.
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