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How to become an intelligence officer

Gather, investigate, and interpret information that impacts organisations' programs and operations.

What does an intelligence officer do?

Intelligence officers usually work for the government, performing analysis in the areas of crime and defence. They compile critical information into briefs that organisations use to make informed decisions.

Duties and tasks

  • Work out what information needs to be collected.
  • Develop a plan to gather intelligence using appropriate surveillance and secrecy measures.
  • Compile findings into briefs, reports, and other formats for distribution within the organisation.
  • Liaise and cooperate with other organisations on joint or cross-border operations.
  • Observe security and classification requirements.

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