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Criminal Intelligence Sharing: A National Plan for Intelligence-Led Policing at the Local, State and Federal Levels

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Date Published
August 2002
51 pages
This report presents core recommendations from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Intelligence Summit in 2002 aimed at helping the Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council achieve a National Intelligence Plan promoting intelligence-led policing at the local, State, and Federal levels.
Core recommendations for a National Intelligence Plan, presented by participants at the 2002 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Intelligence Summit, are intended to help the Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council and its component agencies achieve the goals of the National Intelligence Plan. These core recommendations include: (1) promote intelligence-led policing through a common understanding of criminal intelligence and its usefulness; (2) provide the critical counterbalance of civil rights; (3) increase opportunities for trust building; (4) remedy analytic deficits; (5) address training issues; and (6) address technology issues. Motivated by the tragic events of September 11, 2001, improved intelligence data sharing was seen as critical to enhancing law enforcement and other emergency agencies’ capacities to protect the American public against terrorism and other criminal acts that threaten safety. In 2002, law enforcement executives and intelligence experts met at the IACP Intelligence Summit engaging in discussion on the capacities for and barriers to intelligence sharing, the standards and guidelines that direct intelligence sharing, technology and training related to intelligence sharing, and important legal and civil rights that must guide all criminal intelligence gathering and sharing processes. This report provides an overview of the details of their proposal for a National Intelligence Plan with the basis being the core recommendations, as well as the call for and necessity of a National Intelligence Plan and the development of a Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council to provide an ongoing solution to the identified need for a nationally coordinated, but locally driven, criminal intelligence generation and sharing process.