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LAPD on Predictive Policing; #OpBART and Cyber Intel

August 17, 2011 by

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With The New York Times running a high-profile story on police analytics and predictive policing, analysts can expect questions from command staff about what the heck that actually is. An early draft of a 2009 predictive policing overview for the LAPD has been published on PublicIntelligence.net. The draft report gives some very basic information about […]

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 II

July 6, 2011 by

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In Part I of this two part article, Sgt Christopher Fulcher discussed the need for predictive intelligence analysis. In Part II, he gives some specific examples, tips and guidelines. If you would like to contribute non-commercial content in your area of expertise to Police Led Intelligence, please let us know. In 2006, the Memphis Police […]

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 – Cyber Doctrine: Competitiveness is the Key to Resilience

June 30, 2011 by

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Legislated security always fails. Government cannot tell people what to care about; markets can. That’s why I’m so excited about reading Cyber Doctrine: towards a coherent evolutionary framework for learning resilience, which has finally been released by The Institute for Security & Resilience Studies at University College London. This report seems to take into account […]

Intel Intelligencer Supplemental: Wasting Police Time

May 9, 2011 by

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Any reader of the wonderful book, Wasting Police Time: The Crazy World of the War on Crime by David Copperfield (a pseudonym for a former Staffordshire police constable), will have noted that American cops who complain about COMPSTAT meetings have nothing on our British cousins. In WPT, which started as his personal and anonymous blog […]

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 […]

Intel On The Cheap: FOCA, EXIF and the Dreaded Metadata

May 2, 2011 by

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One wonderful way to get intelligence about the genesis or even the source of a document you’ve got your hands on is to have a look at the file’s metadata. In one of our first PLI Podcasts, Eric Olson from Cyveillance discussed the value of metadata – data about data or information about information – […]

Intel Intelligencer: Bin Laden-Related Links Warning

May 2, 2011 by

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We were going to run with an entirely different direction this morning but last night’s announcement of the death of Usama bin Laden took the relevance away from what we had on the plate. Today we have some looks at what happened from various points of view, with the prevailing ones being that Pakistan must […]

IACA Spring Symposium: Lessons from the World of Intelligence in the Commercial Enterprise

April 27, 2011 by

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I’m really excited to be doing a training session today for the International Association of Crime Analysts at its Spring Symposium here in Vancouver, Canada. The purpose of the talk is to present police crime analysts with detailed information about how private enterprises, particularly those in the financial services, energy and manufacturing sectors – view […]

Intel Intelligencer Part II: Asset Forfeiture as Intel Funding Source

April 26, 2011 by

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In Part I of this two-part Intel Intelligencer, I talked about how our two-part article and podcast with Patrick Ryder of the Nassau County Police Department’s Asset Forfeiture and Intelligence Unit sparked an interesting online debate. Sadly, the debate took place on another online forum, depriving Police-Led Intelligence of the traffic that it would have […]

Intel Intelligencer: Debating Asset Forfeiture as a Funding Source for Intel

April 25, 2011 by

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This week’s Intel Intelligencer points at some documents, works, articles and government guidelines around the topic of asset forfeiture. It is a very long (nearly 3000 word) article, so I’ve broken it into two pieces; this, Part I, is 1500 words long and sets forth the arguments that it may well be a dangerous thing […]

Building A Law Enforcement Intelligence Operation Center, Part II

April 13, 2011 by

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In Part I of this article and podcast, we spoke with Patrick Ryder, the commanding officer of the asset forfeiture and intelligence division of the Nassau County, NY Police Department. Paddy is back this week for Part II of the podcast. Download via iTunes here | Download this podcast For the past 11 years, Paddy […]

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