Published October 19, 2018
The International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA San Salvador) concluded the course on Use of Intelligence against Organized Crime, with experts from the Federal Bureau of Investigations of the United States (FBI).
Training was provided for 35 law enforcement officers from Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Brazil, Costa Rica, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Uruguay and El Salvador.
The course offered the officers a broader view of intelligence as part of a police investigation. It presented a concept of intelligence operations, as well as a proactive approach to an investigation. In addition, the intelligence process was explained: gathering information, the analytical process and the application of a final intelligence product within the framework of an investigation.
The instructors also provided participants with practical insight into the intelligence cycle and the different types of data collection methods available to support and make headway in a criminal investigation. The following were among the main objectives: to provide a relevant discussion exercise and case studies that support the participants' current missions, to conduct innovative academic approaches, as well as the practical application of methods and processes, in order to improve operational effectiveness through the integration of intelligence and operations.
ILEA San Salvador director Brent Brown, in his remarks at the closing ceremony, urged participants to take this important knowledge with them back to their countries to continue strengthening the fight against transnational crime that affects us all.