Communications Data Analysis Techniques

  • 2 days
  • Trainers:
    Mel Lamb,
    Ian Stanway
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Effective analysis of communications data and other digital formats is vital in driving effective decision making in operational environments.

This course is designed to enhance operational analytical capabilities by providing a thorough understanding of the theory and practice of a range of analytical techniques with an emphasis on getting maximum benefit from the opportunities offered by different data formats. Instruction is given on the role and responsibilities of an Analyst within an operational environment, and on key concepts such as lifestyle analysis and the importance of attributing telephone numbers and devices. Instruction is also given on the methods of achieving attribution and the techniques used to examine geographical data to identify significant address and potential co-location between clean and dirty phones, potential meetings between associates and to identify vehicles.

The theory is combined with exercises that offer practical experience of the concepts and techniques required to analyse the datasets effectively and to exploit investigative leads.

This course has been developed and is delivered by Intelligence Analysts who have worked at local, national and international levels on criminal investigations into the serious and organised criminality of Organised Crime Groups.

FSR Requirements: The content of this course is designed to support the technical knowledge and competence requirements specified for cell site analysis for geo-location as per Section 83 and 110 of the Forensic Science Regulator (FSR) Code of Practice.


• Existing experience of Microsoft Excel.

Note: Delegates will be unable to complete this course without the above pre-requisite.

Highly recommended
• CDR Processing and Interpretation FA215 or
• Equivalent experience of traditional CDR processing, interpretation, and analysis.

Note: Completion of this course will be very challenging without the above pre-requisite and is likely to undermine your investment as the training and capability outcome is likely to be diminished.