Intelligence-Led Proactive Policing




Hale, Thomas

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Law enforcement agencies need to work more innovative and more efficiently. Technology has become the way the current population communicates, orders groceries, reads books and lives their daily lives. Computers that people hold in their hands control their lives. As law enforcement professionals, officers should capitalize on the intelligence information that is in front of them. The concept of proactive intelligence-led policing is not a new idea. Law enforcement has not used this concept in their best interest. Intelligence-led policing will utilize technological advances in data collection and analytics to gain valuable intelligence. Law enforcement will use the intelligence to direct personnel and resources to the people and locations that are likely to do the best job. When proactive enforcement is discussed, the administration immediately thinks about what the public will feel. Intelligence led policing uses technology that is currently available to law enforcement agencies. Technology will allow agencies to identify who our criminals are and what their motive is. It will also allow them to track their movements and their associates. In some cases, it comes from open sources. Intelligence received from professional sources, informants, and technology will eventually lead officers to identify who the violent criminals and associates are. Law Enforcement, because of the current perception, has to change the culture of law enforcement and how agencies respond to criminal behavior.



Intelligence Service, Crime Prevention