Washington State Emergency Management Division


AWR-315: Fundamentals of Criminal Intelligence

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 to Friday, October 20, 2023 (In-Person)

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The registration period has closed for this event.

Course Dates

Wednesday, October 18th: 0800-1700

Thursday, October 19th: 0800-1700

Friday, October 20th: 0800-1200

Course Description

Primary Core Capability: Intelligence and Information Sharing

This awareness-level course presents participants with the core capabilities required for intelligence personnel from an all-crimes, all-hazards perspective.  It encompasses traditional crimes, domestic and international acts of terrorism, and other potential crises. This course introduces entry-level intelligence personnel to intelligence and distinguishes between intelligence and information. The goal of this course is to ensure intelligence personnel leave equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to manage, staff, and operate criminal intelligence enterprises within their agencies in order to help protect and prevent potential threats to the public.

For additional course information, including contact hours, please see the National Preparedness Catalog.

Course Objectives
  • Describe how this course will benefit them.
  • Describe the foundations of criminal intelligence.
  • Perform the planning and direction step of the intelligence process
  • Perform the collection step of the intelligence process.
  • Perform the processing and collation step of the intelligence process.
  • Perform the analysis and production step of the intelligence process.
  • Perform the dissemination and reevaluation step of the intelligence process.
  • Complete a comprehensive post-test.
  • Disseminate intelligence information that details their conclusions and recommendations and complete a course evaluation.


Important Notice:

  • Please note that all Non-U.S. Citizens must be approved by DHS to participate in the training. This process takes several weeks. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call my cell at 225-303-2780.
  • All certification, continuing education, and/or accreditation questions can be directed to Latasha Smith at
  • All participants must have a FEMA SID before enrolling in this training. Please visit for more information.

Target Audience

Target Audience:

  • Law Enforcement Officers
  • Investigators
  • Supervisors
  • Analysts
  • Corrections Intelligence Personnel
  • Fusion Center Personnel

Continuing Education

Contact: Hours - 20


Renton, WA

Course Manager

Course Managers:

Brad Parker

Regional Training Manager


Louisiana State University

Direct: 225-578-7550

Eric O'Brien

Training and Exercise Program Manager
King County Emergency Management
Desk: 206-205-4072

Please let us know if reasonable accommodation is required for this course. We invite any person with a disability, access or functional need, as well as those who need to obtain course materials in an alternative format, to please indicate your need in the registration/RSVP process.
If you have any further concerns or questions, please contact the course manager listed on this page or reach out to our State Training Staff at and we will be happy to assist you.


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