Fusion Center Analyst (Criminal Intelligence)

Recruitment #240422-8557AR-001


Looking to join state service and have a background in intelligence analysis?  If yes, check out the opportunity below!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police, is recruiting four (4) Criminal Intelligence Analysts to join our team within the recently established Connecticut State Police, Office of Field Operations, Intelligence & Operations Unit (IOU) based out of DESPP Headquarters in Middletown, Connecticut.

These positions are full-time, 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday dayshift assignments, with the possibility of working overtime, weekends and holidays based on the needs of the agency.  The positions may also require occasional travel but will be based out of DESPP Headquarters and/or geographically located amongst Western/Central/Eastern District locations, based on needs of the agency. 

State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes: 
  • A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform and article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., along with comprehensive benefit offerings.
  • Sick, vacation, personal leave, plus 13 paid holidays.
  • Student Loan Forgiveness - the State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service. Click here for more information.
  • We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.
In addition to the above you'll also have the opportunity to: 
  • Work for a Forbes top company: ‘Forbes’ State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule.
  • Engage in a rewarding career.
  • Assist our employees so they can achieve success.
  • Make a difference in the public sector.
  • Work together in a collaborative team environment.
Our state has a lot to offer - from fun activities for all ages, to great food and shopping, to beautiful state parks and forests, to our diverse cultures and rich history. Connecticut is a great place to live!  Learn more about Connecticut here.

The Criminal Intelligence Analyst is a crucial role to the recently established Intelligence & Operations Unit (IOU). Incumbents in these positions will apply research methods to collect, examine, analyze, and validate data in support of emerging and ongoing criminal investigations, threat assessments, tactical preparations, strategic planning for critical incident response, and monitoring to uphold public safety and homeland security. 
The basic purpose of the Criminal Intelligence Analyst(s) role is to support State Police Investigators and related public safety and security operations via research, analysis, monitoring, coordination, exchange, control, and dissemination of intelligence. Some key responsibilities of the Criminal Intelligence Analyst include: 
  • Preparing actionable intelligence products such as case files, reports, advisories, and bulletins for law enforcement and public safety/security operations;
  • Conducting briefings and make presentations for stakeholders within the law enforcement community;
  • Supporting active law enforcement investigations;
  • Monitoring activity in public safety and security operations centers to process incoming information from multiple sources; collect, classify, and route the information;
  • Performing research in secure and open-source databases and information systems;
  • Conducting quantitative and qualitative data analysis, draw conclusions, and present research outcomes;
  • Providing valuable intelligence analysis support to public safety and homeland security officials (CTIC Fusion Center) and employees who are engaged in development of actionable intelligence products and related public safety and security activities and operations.
Please see EXAMPLES OF DUTIES section below for more information.

The Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection is committed to protecting and improving the quality of life for all by providing a broad range of public safety services, training, regulatory guidance and scientific services utilizing enforcement, prevention, education and state of the art science and technology.

The Intelligence & Operations Unit (IOU) is composed of both sworn and civilian members of service within the DESPP: Division of State Police, with a mission of collecting, collating, analyzing, and disseminating actionable intelligence to support law enforcement operations, enhance situational awareness and officer safety, and produce investigatory leads for members in the field. 

The Intelligence & Operations Unit (IOU) leverages technology and resources through an Intelligence Led Policing (ILP) model, integrating with real-time crime centers as well as the state’s dedicated Fusion Center, the Connecticut Intelligence Center (CTIC), for enhanced collaboration in analysis of the criminal activity and threat picture for the state.

Through the procurement of technology driven assets, utilization of databases containing commercial holdings and those exclusive to law enforcement, and cultivation of relationships within the law enforcement intelligence community, the Intelligence & Operations Unit (IOU) will serve to support the Connecticut State Police, municipal law enforcement agencies throughout Connecticut, and outside law enforcement agencies to uphold the mission of protecting the State of Connecticut, its residents and visitors. 


Selection Plan

  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to
Candidates selected for an interview must provide the following at the time of interview:

State Employees
  • Two (2) most recent performance evaluations;
  • Completed CT-HR-13.
Non-State Employees
  • Two (2) professional references contact information (Name, Email and Phone Number);
  • Completed CT-HR-13.
  • Candidates who have been selected for employment with the Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection are subject to a detailed background investigation, including a fingerprint supported state and federal criminal history record check along with reference checks. Selection for employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the background investigation. Click here to complete the Criminal Convictions addendum. The CT-HR-13 can also be found on the DAS website by typing in "CT-HR-13" into the "Search Department of Administrative Services" search field. Also considered in this selection process: Any pending or disciplinary history within the past 2 years and review of attendance records. Failure to provide the required documents listed above or submit your application accurately and on time, will eliminate you from the recruitment process.  
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the questionnaire's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from branch to branch but it does not impact your state service credit.

For technical questions regarding the filing of your application, please contact Benjamin Beaudry at


In the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the evaluation and analysis of criminal/terrorism information and intelligence.


  • Serve as a criminal analysist in public safety and security operations centers to maintain a front-line point of contact and security presence, process incoming information from multiple sources, collect, classify and route information, and contribute to a stable state of situational awareness within the agency and the State of Connecticut. 
  • Conduct research into secure and open-source law enforcement and information databases to identify and acquire data that may prove relevant to developing actionable intelligence for criminal cases, multi-jurisdictional law enforcement agency use, and current and future public safety and homeland security operations.
  • Process incoming requests for data and generate complex qualitative and quantitative reports and other appropriate intelligence products to support law enforcement operations and criminal investigations.
  • Engage in multiple methods of data treatment, such as collecting, organizing, and validating raw data through link analyses, flow analyses, financial analyses and/or time series analyses, in order to create reports, summaries and preliminary data products to build cases, assess and evaluate information received, and initiate the production of actionable intelligence. 
  • Synthesize input from multiple data streams, such as geographic, intelligence and statistical reports, to create topographical, resource, crime and related maps, models and graphic representations via computer-aided design and simulation applications. 
  • Draw conclusions based on deductive and inductive reasoning to formulate recommendations. 
  • Prepare intelligence reports by writing summaries and detailed analyses and developing related charts, graphs, matrices, tables, maps, and other illustrative devices in order to present and organize information, support findings and conclusions, and substantiate recommendations. 
  • Monitor open-source and law enforcement sensitive communications such as internet traffic, teletype messages, scholarly and general interest articles, professional publications, public safety bulletins and advisories, and public information exchanged via meetings, minutes, and summaries to maintain awareness of threats, trends and critical information in multi-jurisdictional law enforcement domains such as violent fugitive apprehension and financial crime. 
  • Perform liaison duties for intake and outreach with federal, state, local and private sector entities within the criminal information, intelligence, and public safety and homeland security communities to build relationships on behalf of the agency and secretariat. Solicit user participation in contributing information to various intelligence databases and information networks and promote unit services to relevant outside parties to encourage the exchange of criminal intelligence information between agencies. 
  • Maintain current inventory of statewide critical infrastructure and key assets. Contribute actionable intelligence upon request to support prevention and security efforts within the state relative to protecting critical infrastructure, key assets and the integrity of enterprises, industries, and institutions. 
  • Adhere to prevailing state and federal laws and policies regarding the handling of criminal offender record information and document classification markings including sensitive but unclassified and classified information. 
  • Collect and rapidly assimilate information to author special topics bulletins, advisories, reports and related publications, to produce special flyers on criminal subjects and to disseminate reports, bulletins, advisories, and related publications in support of law enforcement operations. 
  • Coordinate the exchange of interstate and intrastate information pertaining to criminal activity and criminal movement. 
  • Establish criminal pedigrees that include identification of criminal history and criminal relationships to aid in making connections between members of criminal organizations. 
  • Evaluate cellular/telecommunications data such as phone calls, email activity, text messages etc. to quantify criminal plotting and conspiracy activities. 
  • Create and maintain tables, coding, and queries within relational databases to capture the ongoing collection of intelligence in an assigned area of specialty or to support criminal investigations. 
  • Coordinate projects and operations by tracking time-sensitive events, securing, obtaining and/or disseminating resources, to include intelligence collection equipment and devices, and organizing and scheduling activities in order to meet deadlines and milestone goals. 
  • Attend meetings and conferences to obtain or disseminate information and criminal intelligence and to receive or share information regarding unit issues and work activities. 
  • Train internal and external personnel on intelligence collection techniques and resources available to provide information on unit services and to comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws. 
  • Determine authorization of requestors to receive intelligence and other confidential or sensitive information and collect and disseminate information in accordance with applicable laws, acts, regulations, rules, policies, and guidelines. Exercise professional judgment and discretion in the dissemination of oral and written communication in order to safeguard confidential information. 
  • Gather and summarize data to provide accurate information for briefs, reports and correspondence. Submit reports (e.g., monthly activity, budgetary, statistical etc.) upon request to provide accurate information to management. 
  • Coordinate security and application access for agency end-users of criminal justice information systems or external users of agency-based intelligence information systems when needed. 
  • Conduct computer-based background research on suspects or known criminals under investigation, applicants for security clearances, and other persons of interest. 
  • Participate in accreditation compliance activities for the work unit when applicable. 
  • Provide testimony in various legal proceedings and forums relative to prosecutions and ongoing criminal investigations.
  •   Meet with law enforcement officials to identify gaps in existing criminal investigation and intelligence data, to collect raw data, and to evaluate investigatory progress for the purpose of exchanging or gathering information to start or build a case file.
  • Analyze criminal intelligence information to predict the capabilities and vulnerabilities of investigative and public safety strategies. Utilize contrarian analysis, alternative competing hypotheses, scenarios, alternative futures analysis, and other techniques to develop analytical findings. 
  • Evaluate complex data and received intelligence to cultivate possible leads and develop further direction for deeper investigation into criminal activity and public safety threats. Conduct research and intelligence analysis of significant criminal threats to public safety and homeland security on a proactive basis. 
  • Conduct threat/vulnerability assessments. Produce intelligence related to critical infrastructure and maintain relationships with critical infrastructure operators. 
  • Prepare comprehensive documentation (i.e., case files) of intelligence products generated, and classified and unclassified data researched, to accurately reflect the information collected and analyzed over the course of an investigation. 
  • Determine the structure and operation on a tactical level of criminal groups such as organized crime families, terrorist cells, and gangs by researching and analyzing intelligence relating to patterns, trends, and group movements. Study assets of suspects to determine the flow of money into and out of targeted groups. Analyze intelligence data to anticipate future gang, organized crime, and terrorist activity. 
  • Coordinate services and resolve problems and facilitate the flow of intelligence information between the agency, criminal information networks and other stakeholders. 
  • Supervise and monitor the establishment, maintenance, retention, discontinuation and security of criminal information, intelligence and public safety databases and files to ensure confidentiality, comply with federal, state, and local laws, and assure accuracy and proper dissemination of information. Assist in the research, development, testing and modifying of new or revised databases by providing input on required fields, values, formats, and logic in order to ensure accuracy of data transfer, compliance with regulations and to meet user needs. 
  • Conduct meetings to exchange information pertaining to criminal activities or unit issues and procedures to maintain effective unit operations.
  • Design, develop, and modify training curricula and/or content and materials in a specialty area. Administer specialized training programs for an assigned subject matter area, to include scheduling, equipment handling, workspace organization and procedures. 
  • Review analytical intelligence and law enforcement publications, bulletins, and teletypes, attend meetings, and undergo training to remain current on job-related procedures, law enforcement investigation and intelligence issues, and methodological innovations. 
  • Contribute to the update and maintenance of effective standard operating procedures for unit activities by making recommendations, conducting research, and collaborating on drafting appropriate language, references, and source citations. 
  • Perform periodic reviews of existing reports and records to determine those which should be purged based upon records retention laws, unit procedures, and related factors. 
Based on assignment, incumbents at the Intelligence Analyst II level may also: 
  • Inspect devices and systems to identify digital evidence. Acquire and preserve electronic data from systems, mobile devices, and servers via forensically accepted methods and practices. Examine digital evidence in support of criminal investigations.


  • Knowledge of
    • research methods and techniques; 
    • the Criminal Intelligence systems operating policies; the Law Enforcement Analytic Standards; 
    • national/international criminal/terrorism data systems and cycle; 
    • state and federal constitutional and statutory privacy and civil liberties provisions; 
  • Skills
    • interpersonal skills; 
    • oral and written communication skills; 
  • Ability to
    • analyze and forecast data; 
    • understand and use computerized databases; 
    • utilize federal database systems; 
    • analyze data.


Six (6) years of professional experience in the collection, integration, evaluation and analysis of criminal/terrorism information and/or intelligence.


  • College training in may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
  • A Master's degree in Criminal Justice, Intelligence Management, Law Enforcement, Political Science, Forensic Science or closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
  • Successful completion of a Connecticut Careers Trainee program approved by the Department of Administrative Services may be substituted for the General Experience.


  • Experience with open-source intelligence collection;
  • Experience collecting, analyzing, and disseminating intelligence data related to criminal conduct or activity;
  • Experience tracking and organizing data collection of local, state, and national trends associated with criminal activities;
  • Experience using written and oral communication to prepare multimedia presentations of analytical material, including intelligence data and criminal activity findings;
  • Experience maintaining confidentiality surrounding classified information.


  • For a DEMHS or CSP position, must obtain a Department of Homeland Security Secret Security clearance within nine (9) months of appointment to class.
  • Incumbent in this class must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License.


In addition to reference check and facts stated in application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made by the United States Department of Homeland Security and/or the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection before candidate is certified for appointment.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.


As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.