Pattern Analysis for Law Enforcement Analysts

Course Language: English
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  • July 1-September 20, 2024
  • September 30-December 20, 2024

This 12-week course is dedicated to "Cracking the Code: Pattern Analysis for Law Enforcement Analysts," and is an intensive class designed exclusively for law enforcement analysts. This training will equip you with the advanced skills required to detect complex crime patterns and trends, transforming you into an analytical expert capable of tackling even the most challenging cases. 

Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Develop Proficiency in Pattern Analysis: Students will gain a thorough understanding of pattern analysis techniques and methodologies, utilizing advancing technologies and strategies to identify and analyze patterns in diverse law enforcement contexts.
  • Enhance Critical Thinking Abilities: Students will strengthen their critical thinking skills, including logical reasoning, interpretation of complex data, and effective problem-solving, applying them to draw well-informed conclusions from intricate information.
  • Apply Pattern Analysis in Various Domains: Students will explore and apply pattern analysis in behavioral, communication, financial, and cyber contexts, leveraging technological advancements to extract valuable insights for law enforcement investigations.
  • Foster Collaborative Analysis: Students will understand the significance of teamwork and effective communication, collaborating with investigators and stakeholders to provide valuable insights and optimize pattern analysis outcomes.
  • Address Ethical and Legal Considerations: Students will demonstrate awareness of ethical issues and legal implications related to pattern analysis, using advancing technologies responsibly and lawfully throughout the course.
  • Analyze Complex Data Effectively: Students will develop the ability to handle sample datasets and ambiguous information, employing advanced analytical tools and strategies to extract meaningful patterns and draw evidence-based conclusions throughout the training.

This course is suitable for law enforcement professionals, intelligence analysts, investigators, and individuals interested in improving their pattern recognition skills and critical thinking abilities. By the end of this training, participants will be equipped with the tools and knowledge to effectively identify and analyze patterns, contribute to investigations, and provide valuable insights to support decision-making processes.

Join us in this comprehensive training program to enhance your pattern analysis skills, develop critical thinking abilities, and make significant contributions to investigative efforts.


This is an intermediate level course. Students are suggested to have 2-3 years of experience OR to have successfully completed the Fundamentals of Crime Analysis course. You will need an understanding of basic crime analysis principles as well as a basic understanding of Microsoft Excel.

Students should expect a time commitment of 3-5 hours per week to gain a passing grade. The course will be graded as a pass/fail. This is not a self-paced course; we will advance to each new topic week as a group. Students can login anytime to work as needed, there are no live sessions. Participation throughout the course is required for a passing grade. As a rule, bulk submissions of your work during the last week of class will not be accepted unless you have received prior authorization from the instructor. 

Invitations to the learning platform will be sent the week before class starts. For more information on how the 12-week online classes work, please see our FAQs page.

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