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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 – Mobile Viruses: Truths, Fiction and Primers for Cops

May 23, 2011 by

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We’ve recently seen some extraordinary activity in the mobile device virus world, as heaps of hype and piles of blogposts were shoveled on the world. We were left with the impression that iPhones, iPads and Macs had finally succumbed to the wrath of the malicious code writers; that Google’s android phones were completely insecure; and […]

PLI Podcast: NetWitness’ Alex Cox on Cyber Investigations and Forensics

May 18, 2011 by

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This week on the Police-Led Intelligence Podcast, we’re joined by Alex Cox, principal analyst at NetWitness, now a part of RSA, the security Division of EMC. A former police officer and forensics investigator, Alex’s team currently looks for similarities between cyber attacks. NetWitness produces a monitoring platform that focuses on network forensics: it’s easiest to […]

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 […]

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 – […]

iPhone, iPad and Android Tracking Space Heating Up

April 26, 2011 by

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There’s been quite a bit of activity in the mobile forensics arena in the past week, with announcements of some new open source forensics software for iPhone and Android phones, the revelation that these devices are storing far more information than was generally understood and the fact that the Michigan State Police are snarfing mobile […]

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 […]

PLI Podcast: Zimring on Crime Drops, Metrics and Midnight Basketball

April 20, 2011 by

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This week on the Police-Led Intelligence Podcast, we speak with Professor Franklin E Zimring, author of The Great American Crime Decline and (as we wrote a couple of weeks ago), the forthcoming 38-page journal article and book on New York City’s remarkable and sustained drop in crime rates since the 1990s, to be entitled: The […]

Building A Law Enforcement Intelligence Operation Center, Part I

April 6, 2011 by

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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 […]

Metric Of The Week: Zimring and the Prisoner:Patrolman Ratio

March 25, 2011 by

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The Metric of the Week comes from the forthcoming work of Franklin E Zimring, author of The Great American Crime Decline. It’s a doozy. The New York Times‘ One Police Plaza blog claimed in early February that the 38-page journal article of Zimring’s forthcoming study of how New York City has seen a remarkable and […]

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