Tactical Criminal Analysis

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?

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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 Corrections, Adult Custody Division- Okanagan Correctional Centre 
  • 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
  • Canadian Security Intelligence Service
  • 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 September 8, 2020


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.

You must be accepted into the Program before you can register!  The course dates below are tentative.  There are over 60 students in various stages of the program.  If you are a program student and are unsure of which course to take next, contact the program area to confirm.

Course Name Course Code
Sept 8-Dec 11, 2020Intelligence Theories and Applications INTL-5100
Jan 6-Apr 17, 2020Intelligence Communications INTL-5800
May 4-Aug 7, 2020Advanced 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
Sep 8-Dec 11, 2020Tactical Criminal Intelligence INTL-5760
Jan 4-Apr 16, 2021Analytical 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: $75.00
  • Tuition Fee (not including cost of textbooks):
    - Domestic $2,108.96 fee per course (current fee)
    - International: $3,163.46 fee per course
  • Learner Services Fee: $17.47

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

Intelligence Associations and Organizations


Courses in this Graduate Certificate are restricted to students enrolled in the program. Once your application has been approved, please register for courses directly with Student Services at 604.528.5590 or register@jibc.ca. Online registration is currently unavailable for courses in this admissions-based program.

Transfer Credit Opportunities

JIBC has articulation agreements for transfer credit with the following organizations.  For detailed information email graduatestudies@jibc.ca


Canadian Police College

BCIT - Students who successfully demonstrate completion of BCIT Bachelor of Technology, Forensic Investigation - Crime and Intelligence Analysis option, will receive six credits for JIBC's INTL-5100 Intelligence Theories & Applications, and INTL-5800 Intelligence Communications which are two of the foundational courses in the Tactical Criminal Analysis and Intelligence Analysis Graduate Certificate programs.

Last updated March 24, 2020