Human Intelligence for Law Enforcement

The S2 Human Intelligence for Law Enforcement distance learning program is designed to provide new and experienced homeland security and law enforcement intelligence professionals with a deeper understanding of the HSINT intelligence process and successful strategies for solving domestic counterterrorism problems through effective use of human intelligence. The instructor, a former CIA Senior Operations Officer, draws on his previous experience in dismantling Al-Qaeda operations overseas to present students with practical strategies for planning and executing domestic HUMINT operations in addition to valuable advice about working in collaboration with the US Intelligence Community. The final exam for this course is administered online as a 20-question multiple-choice test. Upon completion of the test, the score is automatically graded and documented in the student's "My Courses" transcript (accessible from the "My Account" page). In accordance with S2 Online course policy, the student must complete the online test with a passing score of 80% or better to receive a Certificate of Training. If the student does not pass the test the first time, the student has one opportunity to re-test.

Course syllabus:

  1. The Intelligence Process

  2. The Intelligence Community

  3. Partnering with the IC

  4. Human Intelligence

  5. Intelligence Requirements

  6. HUMINT Targeting

  7. Source Development & Recruitment

  8. Basic Handling

  9. Intelligence Reporting

  10. Source Testing & Vetting

  11. Exploitation Planning