Criminal analysis encompasses four core competencies: network analysis, document exploitation, commodity-financial analysis, and case construction. Specific duties can include: critical thinking; creating graphs, charts, and maps; toll analysis; operational database(s) management; compile, review, and input raw data; case research; utilization of software and hardware systems; collection, dissemination and review of information; strategic and tactical analysis; liaison with other analysts and agencies; preparation of statistical information; development and presentation of oral and written material; as well as any other analytical duties deemed necessary by the supported agency.
The National Guard Criminal Analysts will work to:
- Provide assistance to Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA’s) in developing investigations and cases for prosecutions
- Provide support to community activities primarily designed to educate, train or otherwise prevent drug abuse among youth
- Support youth centers, drug free events, community recreation programs, safe havens, and community mobilization events
- Develops and provides support to Community Based Organizations (CBO’s) to assist in development of coalitions organized to reduce the illegal use of drugs
Under the guidance of local Law Enforcement Agencies, Criminal Analysts may also:
- Participate in the planning phases of an investigation
- Establish and develop a user profile using a discreet asset such as a computer
- Offer suggestions for communication with target suspects
- Write subpoenas for the target accounts
- Review information collected by the Law Enforcement Agency using concepts like trend analysis
- Compile, analyze, and prepare information for investigation and/or prosecution
The following are resources available to analysts, as required by the mission and assignment. These resources require little training and are easily accessible. They are intended to supplement LEA data sources (i.e. DEA ‘Firebird’, State Police ‘SJS’, and DHS ‘TECS’).
- NGB Counterdrug CoP: https://www.intelink.gov/sites/cdanalysts
- The CoP is the best place to obtain and share NGB-CD information. Analysts can request access through the Intelink webpage. Once access is provided, try the link a second time.
- EPIC: https://www.esp.gov/
- The El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) is the nationally-recognized fusion center. The center’s website can provide analytical products and access intelligence resources.
- Law Enforcement Online: http://www.leo.gov/
- LEO is the FBI’s portal with links to Intelink and other systems. This portal provides national Amber Alerts, serious crime information, and portals for fusion centers and large LEAs.
- ADNet-SBU: https://www.safexchange.gov/
- The Anti-Drug Network (ADNet) website maintains communities of practice and ‘hangs’ narcotic-related bulletins. Also, it provides access to international counterdrug task forces.
**The CDTF does not conduct intelligence activities. National Guard members support the criminal information analysis activities of Law Enforcement Agencies. Criminal information shall be maintained on LEA systems (i.e. shared drive, email server) at all times**