Communications Data Analysis


ACPO DCG working with the Home Office have commissioned and funded the design, development and delivery of a training course focusing on the analysis of communications data.

The course is intended to provide analysts, intelligence officers and police officers (or intelligence/police officers) who support law enforcement with an understanding of the use of communications data. It provides a solid foundation in handling and analysing communications data through knowledge of the data and tools/techniques available. Completion of the module will result in more efficient use of communications data, following analysis, as intelligence or evidence.

Who should attend

​This course is aimed at analysts, intelligence officers/police officers who are required to analyse and/or produce material from communications data during an investigation.


  • Demonstrate an understanding of the communications data analysis process.
  • Obtain communications data tasking information and define analytical requirements.
  • Apply appropriate techniques to format communications data.
  • Attribute communications data devices.
  • Analyse communications data in order to produce structured inferences.
  • Analyse Cell Site, Wi-Fi and Radio Frequency Survey data to produce structured inferences.
  • Create recommendations for the effective use of communications data in the investigation by using the key principles of SMART and PIE.
  • Prepare analytical products as evidence.

Entry requirements

​As a prerequisite for the CD Analysis course, the delegate must be competent in Excel and Mapping.

Course Dates and Venues

Methods of delivery

​This is a 5-day, classroom-based course.

Additional information

​A delegate profile form is required for this course.



Cost to HO forces





Cost to non-HO forces





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