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Interested in using intelligence data to anticipate and prevent organized crime activities, such as terrorism? You will learn hands on, practical skills needed to gain insight and assist in criminal investigations.

Program Highlights


You'll work with local law enforcement and private sector companies to help inform their decisions.


Access to the computer security and forensic lab with specialized tools.


You will learn how to compile and analyze data to offer insights as well as learn how to communicate with diverse cultures.

What Will I Learn?

This program will teach you the practitioner skills the Intelligence Investigator/Analyst needs in order to understand:

  • HUMINT- Human Intelligence (working with informants and assets on the ground)
  • SIGINT- Signals Intelligence (intercepting communications over phones, email, other electronic means).
  • OPSINT- Open-Source Intelligence (surfing both the internet as well as the dark web)
  • Cyber Investigations as it relates to criminal activity over the web and digital devices.
  • Intelligence Product Development. Maps, link charts, timelines, executive summaries.
  • The history of the Intelligence community as well as policy and law associated with casework, terrorism, extremism, threat assessment, and all aspects of intelligence gathering and dissemination.

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Where Can it Take Me?


Law Enforcement

  • The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
  • The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • State and Local Law Enforcement agencies
  • State and Local Law Enforcement Fusion and Crime Analysis Centers

Private Sector

  • Amazon Threat Assessment/Intelligence
  • Facebook Threat Assessment/Intelligence
  • Walk Disney Global Security Threat Assessment/Intelligence
  • Cruise Lines Threat Assessment/Intelligence
  • Major Corporations Threat Assessment/Intelligence


  • Global private contracting companies that seek individuals educated and trained on Threat Assessment and Intelligence analysis.

United States Military

  • Intelligence Analyst working
  • SIGINT (Signals Intelligence)
  • HUMINT (Human Intelligence)
  • OSINT (Open Source Intelligence)

Graduate Schools

  • Mercyhurst
  • Georgetown University
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • Indiana State University
  • Notre Dame College
  • The Citadel College of South Carolina

Who Will I Meet?

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Glenn Grana, Assistant Professor of Homeland Security and Applied Intelligence

Assistant Professor Glenn Grana is a retired Police Officer/Narcotics Investigator with an extensive background in criminal and narcotic investigations, as well as crime analysis. Post law enforcement, he was employed as a police contractor, under DOS and DOD task orders, overseas as an International Police Advisor in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Glenn Grana - 585.594.6631 - grana_glenn@roberts.edu