An intelligence officer is a person employed by an organization to collect, compile and/or analyze information (known as intelligence) which is of use to that organization. The word “intelligence” in law enforcement brings to mind top-secret, covert operations. In reality, “intelligence” is just another word for “information.” Police agents who gather intelligence to study and solve crimes use what’s called “tactical intelligence.” Their targets range from organized crime, bank robberies, kidnapping, extortion and corruption, to civil rights violations and copyright infringements. After analyzing all the information collected, they report the findings in detailed investigative reports. They also share intelligence with law-enforcement agents in other jurisdictions.