This SHTF Intelligence course is a two-day course that prepares students for conducting intelligence collection and analysis operations during an emergency for community security. Each training day begins at 0900 and ends approximately 1700 (5pm), although we sometimes go longer.
We begin by exploring and analyzing the threats we’re likely to face during a SHTF scenario, and then we get into how we should configure our intelligence section. This is the ‘brain’ of community security. We work on understanding our SHTF mission and we conduct some threat analysis to identify what we should be preparing for. Then we build our intelligence team around the mission.
You’ll have the opportunity to do group or individual work where you’ll navigate the Intelligence Cycle and complete relevant intelligence products for your community. We discuss Intelligence collection and then we collect. Then we discuss Intelligence analysis and we then analyze incoming information in order to produce intelligence.
What we do over these two days is train students to become the ‘intelligence officer’ during an emergency scenario. The student will have an understanding of his/her roles and responsibilities, be able to direct collection and then produce threat intelligence. That’s our number one goal for any scenario — produce early warning and threat intelligence.
This training course is taught by intelligence professionals, so please arrive prepared and ready to engage. You’ll be able to download the required reading as well as some notes on tradecraft upon receipt of your deposit.
Introduction to Intelligence
Understanding the Operating Environment
Understanding the Intelligence Cycle
Intelligence Preparation of the Community
Area Study Production