Tactical Criminal Analysis

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The graduate certificate in Tactical Criminal Analysis is a 15 credit program (five 3-credit courses delivered online) which will provide an advanced level theoretical and applied framework for the study of criminal intelligence and analysis, and its application in a wide variety of law enforcement contexts.

The program is designed to provide specialized theoretical foundation and applied skills to function successfully as an analyst. This is accomplished through a rigorous curriculum that includes a core of three courses, which exposes students to the fundamental and advanced concepts and analytic techniques.

Graduates will possess the skills to critically scrutinize unstructured and often ambiguous data within a variety of competitive, security and criminal contexts such as finance and banking, crime and organized crime, and security and terrorism.

Graduates will be prepared to work in varying industries that employ analysts. Some examples are law enforcement and security, investment, and marketing.

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Why Choose a Graduate Program in Intelligence Analysis?

Kurucz, J. (2017, January 16). JIBC intelligence program is training students for data sleuthing. Macleans.

Duggan, E. (2017, January) Intelligence Matters. Right Course Magazine, BIV Media Group.

Luce, A. (2014, July). Why choose a graduate program in intelligence analysis? Insight: An LEIU Publication, p. 24.


Graduates will be prepared to work in varying industries that employ analysts, and have gone on to work for a wide range of organizations, including:

  • Bank of Montreal (FIU)
  • BC Children's Hospital
  • BC HousingBritish Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC)
  • Calgary 9-1-1
  • Calgary Police Service
  • Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), Operations Branch, Enforcement and Intelligence Operations Directorate
  • Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), Passenger Operations
  • Canada Post
  • Canadian Forces Military Police 
  • Consumer Investigations Unit, Ministry of Service Alberta
  • Correctional Service Canada
  • Department of Justice, Aboriginal Laws
  • Edmonton Police Service
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Fredericton Police Force
  • Higher Colleges of Technology – UAE
  • Island Health – Finance Department
  • Moat Homes Ltd – United Kingdom
  • New Westminster Police Department
  • PLEA Community Services
  • RCMP, British Columbia
  • Xpera Risk Mitigation and Investigations

Program Structure and Overview

Please open the pdf file to view the Program Structure for both Graduate Certificates.

Start Date

The next intake is May 1st, 2017

Application Deadline: The application and all supporting documents must be received by the March 31, 2017 application deadline. JIBC Application Form

Course List

Foundational Courses

Learners from both graduate certificates are required to complete all three foundational courses.  Each course will provide learners with the relevant theories and practices of analysis and enable learners to effectively and clearly communicate findings.

Course Name Course Code
Intelligence Theories and Applications INTL-5100
Intelligence Communications INTL-5800
Advanced Analytical Techniques INTL-5200

Specialist Courses

The specialist courses can be taken once the three foundational courses are complete.  The specialist courses focus on analysis in specific contexts.

Course Name Course Code
Tactical Criminal Intelligence INTL-5760
Analytical Methodologies for Tactical Criminal Intelligence INTL-5370

Textbooks List

INTEL Textbooks

Textbooks List


You must meet the following entrance requirements for admission to the Program:

  1. Proof of completion of bachelor degree OR

    A minimum of two years of post secondary education plus a minimum of five years of progressive and specialized experience in working with the analysis of data and information. Applicants must also write a 500 - 1000 word essay on a related topic of their choice OR

    Applicants who have not completed a minimum of 2 years post-secondary education must have eight to ten years of progressive and specialized experience in working with the analysis of data and information (Dean/Director discretion). Applicants are required to write a 500-1000 word essay on a related topic of their choice.
  2. Two letters of Recommendation: One Academic and one Personal Reference or two Professional References;
  3. Detailed Resume;
  4. Personal Statement/Statement of Intent;
  5. Current criminal record check

Please refer to the Graduate Studies Application Supplement for details regarding the above.


  • Non-refundable Application Fee: $125.00
  • Tuition Fee (not including cost of textbooks):
    - Domestic $2,027.07 fee per course
    - International: $3,040.63 fee per course
  • Learner Services Fee: $16.80 per credit

Domestic $1,987.33 fee per course
International: $2,981.00 fee per course

Intelligence Associations and Organizations

Last updated April 19, 2017