Intelligence and Analytics in Public Safety
0.5 Credit

This strategic level course analyzes and evaluates the intelligence function within the Canadian public safety context, with a focus on federal and provincial levels. It examines established intelligence doctrine and practices within the four mandated areas of Public Safety Canada national security, border strategies, countering crime, and emergency management. This course examines the fundamental and foundational intelligence concepts and analyzes how intelligence is directed within public safety sectors. Modern data and information collection technique, including traditional and modern technological means are explored. Contemporary intelligence analysis and assessment practiced are analyzed, highlighting the growing impact of modern predictive analytics. Various challenges and methods of intelligence dissemination among government departments and agencies, as well as with private sector entities, are also evaluated. Of particular importance to our modern liberal democratic society, this course also analyzes issues of intelligence responsibility, accountability, oversight, and review, highlighting lessons learned and corrective measures established.