Intelligence Analysis for Protective, Surveillance and Investigation

This course on Intelligence Analysis for Protective, Surveillance and Investigation in Dubai will explore the methods used to conduct and manage intelligence processes for Intelligence Analysis for Protective, Surveillance and Investigation on different levels. It is designed for people entering the profession or those that may have experience of intelligence work but need to refresh their skills.

The course will be based on well-established principles developed from world known intelligence techniques.

Delegates will learn the theory that underpins intelligence operations in an organization. They will go on to understand collection methods available to agencies. Analytical principles will be an important part of the course as will techniques for disseminating data.

The course will be largely practical and will require considerable student participation. Students will learn to think about problems in a different way. They will understand the influences that distort rational thinking and how to develop hypotheses in a logical systematic way.

Module 1: Protective Intelligence for Executives

The key to any comprehensive security program is “Protective Intelligence” and Protective Intelligence Training program that will combine institutional techniques, instructions and practical exercises.

The class will primarily focus on providing fundamental intelligence techniques for Executive Protection Agents, Law Enforcement and Security Professionals to proactively identify, assess and manage threats and the vulnerabilities associated with them.

Furthermore, the class will delve into how to build a complete protection program by implementing protective intelligence tasks, conducting threat assessments and mitigating risks.

This training will show you how high technology is transforming Protective Intelligence in the Twenty-First century.

This Course Will Cover:

  • Principles of Protective Intelligence
  • Protective rules
  • Assumptions of Protective Intelligence
  • Protective Intelligence circles
  • Attackers (terrorist) behavior
  • Terrorism attacks
  • Acts that can be carried out by the terrorist against the dignitaries
  • IED awareness
  • Definition of a Security Intelligence Unit
  • The organisational structure of a Protective Intelligence Unit
  • Site reconnaissance
  • Surveillance and Counter Surveillance Plans
  • Evacuation Plans
  • Team briefings

Module 2; Intelligence Analysis through Investigation


  • Understanding the concept of the Intelligence cycle
  • Understanding the Principles of intelligence within a civilian and military environment
  • National Intelligence Model and how it can be applied to a wider audience
  • The importance of direction to intelligence procedures


  • Understand the broad scope of collection assets that may be available to an intelligence team
  • Understand the utility of imagery, communications and human intelligence to the collection process
  • Understand the growing role of open source intelligence and social media to modern intelligence teams. This will broaden into a discussion on the importance of big data to intelligence gatherers
  • Techniques for managing collection and the passage of data between organisations will be discussed and exercised
  • Intelligence processing
  • Comprehension of the various stages of the analytical process from collation, through evaluation, analysis and integration to the production of an assessment
  • Analytical techniques will encompass: the use of analytical software, statistical analysis, temporal, geospatial and link analysis techniques
  • Understanding the biases and fallacies that can affect their products and the techniques that can mitigate biases and fallacies

Practical application

  • Develop skills in written, graphic and verbal communication that enhance product dissemination
  • Understanding the best practices and skills needed for working in an intelligence team
  • Understanding the role of intelligence on operational planning


  • Practice the skills learned in a number of scenarios that will test all elements of the course from collection management to dissemination and team work.

Surveillance is a comprehensive skill that includes the close observation of a situation to collect important information. In most cases that a Private Investigator will complete, observation skills are required to a certain extent. Positions that require surveillance skills include:

Module 3: Surveillance and Investigation

  • Introduction of Class
  • Definition of Surveillance
  • Investigation Assignment Types
  • Characteristics of a Successful Investigator
  • Tools for the Private Investigator
  • Preparation of the Case
  • Surveillance and Today’s Technology
  • Photography in the Field
  • Working the Case in the Field
  • Report Writing
  • Conclusion and Comprehensive review