American University

Andrea Artero

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Andrea Artero is a law enforcement professional and an Adjunct Faculty member teaching the Intelligence Analysis class for the Department of Justice, Law and Criminology at the American University in Washington DC.

He has over 25 years of professional experience, with the past 16 years working as an Analyst in international and national settings. Professor Artero worked for the European Union, first as an Analyst for the European Union Police Mission in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and then in the Case Analysis Unit of the European Union Judicial Cooperation Unit in The Hague, the Netherlands. During his career he has participated in many transnational criminal investigations in the areas of organized crime and counter-terrorism.

In addition, Professor Artero trained and instructed members of the Spanish Police Financial Intelligence Unit, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Italian Carabinieri NATO Multinational Specialized Units (MSU) and Eurojust Case Analysis Unit.

Since his move to the United States, he served in the Criminal Investigation Division of a Police Department in the Washington DC Metro Area mostly working on major crimes and narcotics investigations. Professor Artero became a Police Officer after graduating from the Montgomery County Police Academy in 2019.

He holds a law degree from the University of Rome, Italy and a Master’s in International Relations from the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Professor Artero speaks five languages and was a Reserve Officer in the Italian Army. In addition to the US, he has lived in Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Haiti and Bosnia Herzegovina. Professor Artero is a strong advocate and believer of intelligence-led methods and his university classes focus on the practical aspect of intelligence analysis.

Course taught: JLC684