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Guidance on the National Intelligence Model

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210 pages
This guidance report provides a comprehensive overview of the National Intelligence Model (NIM), a business model for law enforcement, and the key elements of which it is comprised.
NIM is an intelligent means of conducting police business. The Police Reform Act 2002 is the statutory basis for the establishment of the NIM, which complies with minimum standards, in all areas of policing. The NIM became the policy of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) in 2000. NIM takes an intelligence-led approach to policing. Acknowledging its benefits, all forces in England and Wales were required by the government to implement NIM to national minimum standards from April 2004. Additional minimum standards were developed for implementation by November 2005. The NIM business process consists of 11 key elements. These elements, presented in this guidance report, include: (1) knowledge assets; (2) system assets; (3) source assets; (4) people assets; (5) information sources; (6) intelligence/information recording; (7) research and development; (8) intelligence products; (9) strategic and tactical; (10) tactical resolution; and (11) operational review. NIM is the core business model for policing. This guidance provides support and advice to assist police officers and staff to achieve and maintain the minimum standards required for compliance. Figures, checklists, and appendixes 1-6