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Training and Courses

Training Manuals

Become a Problem Solving Crime Analyst In 55 small steps

John Eck, Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science. University College London.

This manual focuses on the adoption of a problem solving approach, showing how crime analysis can be used and developed to support a problem oriented policing approach – based on the idea that the police should concentrate on identifying patterns of crime and anticipating crimes rather than just reacting to crimes once they have been committed.

Crime Analysis for Problem Solvers in 60 Small Steps

This manual builds on the 55 steps document. The manual aims to provide basic knowledge of problem-oriented policing and the related fields of environmental criminology and situational crime prevention.

Training Services


Axeten Ltd

Axeten provides I3 OSINT online and classroom training services with separate courses for Public Authorities and the private sector.   The online courses start every two months and just one person for your organisation can attend.
All of their courses come with CPD credits.

They provide a competitively priced OSINT investigation service and a very useful sources and resources website.

Also, they supply an NPCC (Project IRIS) approved investigation application.

The application called axe10. It runs on a local desktop or as axe10 Cloud on secure Amazon Workspaces.

More info in the Software section


Research & Intelligence Support Centre (RISC)

RISC is a provider of a range of courses for Analysts, Researchers and Intelligence Managers.

Our 10-day Intelligence Analysis Course is CPD accredited, meets the UK NOS and the IPP.

Other courses that we deliver at Wyboston Lakes (our training venue), or which can be designed to your particular needs if we come on site to you are:

  • 4-day Researcher Course
  • 5-day Strategic Assessment & Analysis Course
  • 3-day Internet Investigation Tradecraft Course
  • 3-day Intermediate to Advanced MS Excel for Analysts and Researchers
  • 2-day Decision Making and Delivery (for Intelligence Managers)



Jill Dando Institute for Crime Science short courses covering analysis, problem solving and GIS.


Intelligence Analysis Training

Deliver a full range of intelligence courses and are available both in the UK and internationally, they also have a range of online content.

  • Intelligence Analysis Level 1 (Basic) course
  • Intelligence Analysis Level 2 (Intermediate) course (similar to NIAT and ANACAPA when added together)
  • Flow Conventions module
  • Strategic Assessment Course
  • National Decision Making Model course
  • Thinking Skills module
  • Logical Briefing module
  • Inference Development module
  • Forecasting module
They are also bringing Communications Data and Telecoms on line in the near future along with other projects.


Salford University has an undergraduate course in Intelligence Analysis here.

John Moores University in Liverpool launch a PostGrad course in covert investigation and specialist intelligence here.