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NCJ Number: NCJ 218601     Find in a Library
Title: Law Enforcement Intelligence: A Guide for State, Local and Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies
Author(s): David L. Carter Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Michigan State University
School of Criminal Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 11/2004
Page Count: 320
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Grant Number: 2003-CK-WX-0455
Publication Number: ISBN: 1-932582-44-4
Sale Source: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
US Dept of Justice
Two Constitutional Square
145 N Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20530
United States of America
Document: Text PDF 
Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The intent of this guide is to aid State, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies to develop an intelligence capacity or enhance their current one.
Abstract: Law enforcement intelligence processes can be effective. Intelligence can help identify suspected criminals, targets of terrorists, and activities of criminal enterprises that occur in a community. It takes diverse and often disparate information, integrates it into a cohesive package, and provides insight that might otherwise be lost. Increasingly, law enforcement intelligence is more thorough, of higher quality, and disseminated more broadly as a result of cooperative initiatives, such as the National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan (NCISP) and the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (GJISI). The end result of these initiatives is to make communities safer. New expectations and responsibilities are being placed on law enforcement agencies of all sizes to develop an intelligence capacity as part of a cohesive national strategy to protect the United States from terrorism and the harmful effects of transjurisdictional organized crime. As part of this trend, unprecedented initiatives have been undertaken to reengineer the law enforcement intelligence function. This guide is intended to provide fundamental information about the contemporary law enforcement intelligence function in its application to State, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies. The guide provides consistent and clear definitions that are accepted by both law enforcement intelligence professionals and the national standards of the NCISP, GJISI, and the Global Intelligence Working Group. The guide covers adherence to national standards, definitions and perspectives, intelligence-led policing, intelligence processes and products, management and human resources, networks and systems, intelligence requirements and threat assessment, and Federal law enforcement intelligence. Figures and appendixes A-G
Main Term(s): Police intelligence operations
Index Term(s): Police information systems ; Intelligence acquisition ; Criminal justice information systems ; Information processing ; Criminal investigation ; Intelligence analysis ; Investigative techniques ; Police crime analysis training
Note: NCJ 218601 may be an updated version of NCJ 207773. The electronic version linked to in this record is the most recent version of the document.
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