This is a 40-hour entry level program which provides a historical, legal, and ethical basis for law enforcement intelligence collection, retention and dissemination. The training also includes an overview of the critical thinking process, analytical methods, principles of intelligence writing and briefing techniques, and in the use of computer programs that may assist in the collation of evidence and raw intelligence data to produce actionable intelligence. Students are required to utilize computers to complete an intelligence collection project involving a criminal organization. As the class progresses, students prepare various intelligence products such as: a criminal predicate statement; a mission statement; a hypothesis; and, a collection/dissemination plan. During the training students utilize the presented material and training to analyze and professionally document the results of the intelligence collection project. Training is perfor med by subject matter experts in an adult centered learning environment. Additionally, students must achieve a passing score of 70% on a comprehensive written examination, complete an individual intelligence project and participate in a group oral presentation to class members and instructors.