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OSINT, Search Tools & Search Tip Roundup

July 19, 2011 by

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Over the past two weeks – in fact since March – we’ve been talking a lot about search, specifically how law enforcement and analysts can use open sources to enhance their understanding of a given issue or target. This article is a roundup, and some new stuff to help cops and analysts search for things. […]

More Search-fu for Intelligence and Law Enforcement from Eric Olson

July 18, 2011 by

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I read a piece on Police Led Intelligence this morning talking about more effective use of online search engines for police officers (great post!). Nick’s right – many in the Law Enforcement and Intelligence communities can do even more than they are by learning more about how search engines work, but there’s a second part to […]

No, you probably don’t need a data warehouse – unless your initials are “NYPD”

July 11, 2011 by

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A journalist working on a piece about some high-end technology [from a vendor whose name I can't mention, but whose initials are IBM] being touted as saving the day at a large agency [I can't reveal the agency, but its initials are NYPD] asked some questions about crime mapping, Compstat and crime analysis and I […]

To Predict and Serve: Predictive Intelligence Analysis, Part I

July 5, 2011 by

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By Sgt Christopher Fulcher In law enforcement, as in major military missions, the greatest weapon against constantly evolving threats is the intelligence that we gather and then use to drive strategic decisions. Even with some of the best intelligence collection in the world, the process is largely a reactive one. The goal of our intelligence […]

II: Analyst Nabs Robber; Viral Video & Illegal Recordings

May 16, 2011 by

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Dave and I are still running around like one-legged men in butt-kicking contests, but here are a couple of thoughts for Monday morning. First, let’s all hail Carynn Terrell, the crime analyst who nabbed the infamous “Granny Bandit” last week. According to all the different news outlets which basically quoted the same AP story, Fontana, […]

Metric of the Week: Europol Crime Report

May 6, 2011 by

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We might end up running some of this again in the Intel Intelligencer, because the release by Europol last week of its EU Organized Crime Threat Assessment has both a treasure trove of new metrics and a wide range of intelligence which is of use to crime and intelligence analysts seeking information on crime trends. This […]

To Hear What You Need, Stop Listening To Everything

May 4, 2011 by

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Twenty years ago, the problem with intelligence analysis was that you had to work really hard for every nugget of data and information you got to analyze, and in lieu of hard data, make inferences from things like socks in the dryer and tingles up your spine. Today there is such an embarrassment of data […]

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