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Working Towards Intelligence-Led Policing: The Phoenix Police Department Intelligence Officer Program Policing-a Journal of Policy and Practice

NCJ Number
Policing-a Journal of Policy and Practice Volume: 12 Issue: 3 Dated: 2018 Pages: 332-343
Cody W. Telep; Justin Ready; A. J. Bottema
Date Published
12 pages
This article presents an overview of the intelligence officer (IO) program of the Phoenix Police Department (Arizona), along with the literature on intelligence-led policing that guided the IO program's development, and implementation efforts to date are described.
Since October 2014, the Phoenix Police Department has been implementing an innovative program that integrates intelligence with patrol operations by using intelligence officers (IOs). The program involves the use of IOs trained to focus on information-gathering and reporting to intelligence analysts as part of their daily patrol activities and working collaboratively to use intelligence to solve recurring problems. This article also discusses an evaluation of the impact of the program on intelligence gathered, officer activities, and crime. Results of two waves of the IO program's initial effects on officer attitudes indicate that patrol officers generally support the program. (publisher abstract modified)