Pilgrim Library lit up in the darkLaw Enforcement Intelligence Certificate

  • Complete in 12 months, 1 course at a time
  • 100% online
  • $450 per credit hour
  • No application fee

Applicants must have a 4-year degree & minimum GPA of 2.8


Benefits of earning LINT certification:

  • Be able to implement effective intelligence gathering techniques & apply them to an array of law enforcement challenges, including: rapid location of fugitive suspects, identifying potential victims, & repeat offenders

  • Gain a deep understanding of the concepts of domestic & international terrorism

  • Acquire a deeper understanding of the government's role in responding to terrorism & its impact on civilian & law enforcement communities

  • Have a greater understanding of the techniques employed by counter-terrorism units to effectively mitigate or prevent acts of terrorism

  • Be proficient in using open-souce materials (including social media platforms) to collect intelligence on potential subjects of interest while recognizing the legal & ethical boundaries that govern these types of resources


Sabrina Brown, Ph.D.
Sheldon Goodrum, Ph.D.

Timothy Wedge, M.A., CFCE, MCSE, CISSP, A+


LINT501 Intro to Intelligence
This course introduces the student to the techniques for legally and ethically acquiring/analyzing data and providing digested information to policy and decision makers that are depending on reliable intelligence to make fact-based policy, strategic, and tactical decisions.

LINT502 Intro to Data Analytics
This course introduces the student to the basics of data science and data analytics for handling massive databases. The course covers data mining for big data analytics and introduces the practicalities of map-reduction while adopting the big data management life cycle.

LINT503 Intro to GIS
This course introduces the fundamentals Geographic Information Systems (GIS), focusing on spatial analysis. The basic design of the course is to teach the principles of mapping and spatial analysis of real world scenarios. Specifically: applications for law enforcement intelligence, including the crime map creation and analysis, will be covered through training using ESRI's ArcGIS software.

LINT504 Intro to Social Media Investigations
Students will learn how social media is used by bad and good actors to find information about other people, and gain insights into both intelligence-gathering and counter-intelligence techniques in the realm of social media. Students will also learn about US and international laws and regulations that pertain to data collection on social media.

LINT505 Intro to Terrorism
This course is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the dynamic nature of terrorism. This includes an examination of the various definitions of terrorism. The definition of terrorism tends to evolve and, depending on the federal agency, it may be defined or described differently. This course also provides a deep analysis into the study of terrorism by examining law enforcement and governmental responses intended to mitigate and prevent acts of terrorism. Terrorist groups and their tactics will also be explored in this course.

LINT598 Capstone Project
In this course, students will engage in a group project with a partner law enforcement agency to use their data collection, aggregation, processing, and analyticals skills to help solve a real-world law enforcement challenge posed by a partner agency.