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

April 25, 2011 by


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


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 […]

Building A Law Enforcement Intelligence Operation Center, Part I

April 6, 2011 by


Patrick Ryder is the commanding officer of the asset forfeiture and intelligence division of the Nassau County, NY Police Department. Paddy, a 28-year veteran officer,  has created and runs one of America’s most comprehensive local law enforcement intelligence operations. He also is in charge of the asset forfeiture division that has provided funding to establish […]

The Week That Was: 28 March-1 April 2011

April 5, 2011 by


Our second week saw two new podcasts, Part III of a two-part series on interviewing and intelligence, links to some great new works on intel from a variety of sources, and, in the metric of the week, some interesting new data on NFL football, upset victories and family violence. Also, we launched another podcast – […]

RFP for a Terror Intel Distance Training App

March 31, 2011 by


The Northern California Regional Public Safety Training Authority has announced a request for proposals on an Android-platform distance learning tool. If the mobile app is successful – that is, if the app is picked up and used by members of the community – the authority may expand the RFP to launch it on iPhone and […]

PLI Podcast: The Three Golden Rules of Law Enforcement Technology

March 31, 2011 by


While it’s mainly about intelligence, by definition this blog is also quite often about how technology is used by law enforcement professionals to advance intelligence. As we gear up to launch our podcast, Henderson and I thought we’d start looking at something pretty fundamental: how do cops view technology? Download the podcast | Download via iTunes […]

The Biggest Mistake Made By LE Technology Vendors: Part II

March 13, 2011 by


In Part I of this two-part post, I described some of the issues created by law enforcement technology vendors when they make technical decisions based on a desire to maintain the competitive sanctity of their software (again, if you’re a vendor who now hates me, use our Contact Us page and tell me about it). […]

The Biggest Mistake Made By LE Technology Vendors: Part I

March 9, 2011 by


There are some great technology products available for law enforcement agencies. Much of what is out there is pretty good tactically – locating gunshots and identifying license plates and other highly powerful law enforcement applications. But as we here at PLI have and will continue to say, many also needlessly lack support for the strategic […]

Equipment: Why I’ll Always Buy S&W Handcuffs

February 28, 2011 by


This has nothing to do with intelligence, and everything to do with customer service. I have a bunch of different handcuffs, some from Peerless and some from Smith & Wesson. I have found that I like the S&W M&P melonite lever-lock cuffs, for their finger-activated double-lock mechanism, and I bought several pairs from Those […]


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