Bulletin Reports

Intelligence Gathering 

National Summit on Intelligence: Gathering, Sharing, Analysis, and Use After 9-11, an Office of Community Oriented Policing Services report, contains findings from a November 2007 summit that addressed challenges encountered in sharing criminal intelligence. The report indicates that since September 11, 2001, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies have made great strides in their ability to share intelligence, which is a critical factor in the continuing effort to prevent terrorist attacks. However, the full benefits of intelligence sharing have not yet been realized because the process itself remains a mystery to many police officers, and some law enforcement executives consider their agencies too small or too remote to participate in criminal intelligence sharing. The report includes eight recommendations on how law enforcement agencies can share information and intelligence seamlessly while protecting privacy and civil rights. Readers can access the report (NCJ 227676) at the National Criminal Justice Reference Service’s website, http://www.ncjrs.gov