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Association ofLaw Enforcement Intelligence Units

Trust, Integrity, and Communication---Your Voice at the National Level

The Foundations of Intelligence Analysis Training (FIAT) Program

Mission Statement:

The mission of the FIAT Program is to provide quality analytic training, using experienced analysts, to LEIU and IALEIA members and other interested parties at a reasonable cost on a regional basis.

FIAT Course Overview

The FIAT is a five-day introduction to the basics of law enforcement intelligence analysis. As the name indicates, the FIAT Program aims to provide a foundation, a basic knowledge and understanding, of the elements of the law enforcement analysis profession. It was designed to be an entry-level curriculum.

Course topics include:

  • History of Intelligence
  • Legal Issues/Ethics
  • Sources of Information
  • Creative/Critical Thinking
  • Logic
  • Inference Development
  • Competing Hypotheses
  • Crime Pattern Analysis
  • Association Analysis
  • Flow Analysis
  • Strategic Analysis
  • Financial Analysis
  • Communication Analysis
  • Products of Analysis

The FIAT course is intended for civilian and sworn law enforcement, as well as regulatory personnel who have not received formal, basic, intelligence analysis training or those who require a refresher.

Evaluations are completed after each FIAT and cover the course modules and each instructor. The goal is continual improvement of the product.

Certified FIAT instructors are available in the US, Canada, Europe and the United Kingdom, to provide your agency or organization with quality training. They are all experienced, working professional analysts in the field, who have been certified by IALEIA and the LEIU.

The FIAT curriculum is guided by IALEIA’s Analytic Standards document and is in line with the US Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative. It meets the training standards requirements set out in the US National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan (NCISP).

The FIAT meets the Criteria for basic level certification with IALEIA. It also meets the minimum training requirements set by the Society of Certified Criminal Analysts.

FIAT is a cooperative venture of the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA) and the Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Units (LEIU)

The FIAT course is approved for agency funding reimbursement by US-DHS (must be coordinated with your state grant coordinator).

Hosting Or Attending A FIAT In Your Area

We are looking for additional locations to host FIAT classes in 2013... and beyond!

Currently the majority of courses are closed agency hosted courses. Occasionally a host will “open” unused seats to the analytical community. These may be advertised locally, or on occasion, posted in this section of the IALEIA website.

FIAT is always looking for a host agency that is willing to offer an open course that IALEIA can advertise to it's membership and the law enforcement intelligence community. This is a great way to bring the course to your area, even if you don’t have enough internal members to fill the class to its limit of 24.


Any agencies or organizations interested in the FIAT Program are encourged to contact the FIAT Coordinators. We can provide closed agency or open registration hosted agency courses.



If you would like to be notified by e-mail if a host has open seats, please contact Bob Morehouse at and ask to be added to our notification list.

The FIAT Coordinators are currently working with several agencies to schedule FIATs in the near future. Please continue to watch this site for courses that have openings.


The cost associated with each course will be determined based on the estimated expenses related to the training session. IALEIA and LEIU members will receive a $50.00 discount from the fee for the course.

For further details contact the FIAT Coordinator at:

History: Foundations of Intelligence Analysis Training