Criminal Intelligence Fundamentals

Supporting today’s criminal intelligence requirements

The role of criminal intelligence in public safety has changed significantly in recent years.

Compartmentalized criminal intelligence units have been joined by fusion centers and regional sharing initiatives.

Information availability and multi-jurisdictional sharing has come to the fore, with the expectation that intelligence will be received, evaluated and acted upon rapidly.

Still unchanged, though, is the need to manage intelligence in accordance with prevailing guidelines and requirements:

28 CFR Part 23 — especially applicable for multi-jurisdictional sites

Record retention, assessment and follow-up management

Robust access & security control

Logging of dissemination, record access, purge and review

Robust background audit logging of system access, change and delete activity