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Course Title
Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR): The Analytic Role SAR (17-03)
Event Date(s)
June 13, 2017

St. Louis, MO
Intelligence Analyst
Sponsoring Organization(s)
  • DHS Intelligence Training Academy Registrar
Event Contact
DHS Intelligence Training Academy Registrar
Phone: 202-275-4160
Course Description

Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR): The Analytic Role: This 8-hour course provides an overview of the NSI to ensure that analysts are able to recognize terrorism-related, pre-incident indicators and fully understand the evaluation process used to determine whether identified behavior meets the Information Sharing Environment (ISE)-SAR Functional Standard criteria, in accordance with privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties protections. This course also reviews the technical processes and procedures for submitting a SAR into the NSI SAR Data Repository (SDR).

SAR (17-03)

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 08:00 AM - Thursday, June 15, 2017 05:00 PM

Delivered in St. Louis, MO

Significant progress has been made by the National Network of Fusion Centers to enhance the ability of analysts to receive, analyze, and share suspicious activity reports (SAR). This series is intended to continue this effort and enhance the ability to properly handle SAR. DHS and the Nationwide SAR Initiative (NSI) are offering two courses: NSI Fundamentals and Processes and NSI Analytic Methodology and Validation. This training series provides personnel with up-to-date information of the NSI and practices that focus on the evaluation of SAR, including proper identification and analysis of SAR.

Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI) Analytic Methodology and Validation: This 16-hour course provides instruction on various methods and approaches to analyzing SAR as part of overall fusion center analytic processes. Specifically, the course will instruct participants in the methods for evaluating SAR; conducting a structured inquiry focused on SAR trends, relationships, and patterns; and incorporating SAR analysis into all-source product development.

Level of Knowledge: Entry-level

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Evaluation:  Students demonstrate knowledge and proficiency through in-class workshops and class participation.

Course Delivery:  These courses will be delivered regionally at fusion centers around the country.

Course Length: The series will be offered over a three-day period. The first 8-hour course is a prerequisite for the second 16-hour course.

Target Audience: Fusion center personnel who are involved in the SAR process.


     a. Assignment:  Student must be affiliated with a fusion center

     b. Clearance: None required

     c. Previous Training: None required

Accreditation:  NA

College Credit:  NA

Event Cost
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