read the sixteen-page report “The New Paradigm: Merging Law Enforcement and Intelligence Strategies” (Riebling, 2006).
Then, discuss these questions: What is Intelligence Led Policing (ILP)? How does this concept of ILP relate to Fusion Centers? What are some of the challenges in the United States to the collection of data necessary for effective ILP? In your opinion what is the future role of data driven law enforcement or intelligence led policing in the American law enforcement community, does it have a role in the future of law enforcement? Please support your statements with relevant reference sources.
Riebling, M. (2006). The New Paradigm: Merging Law Enforcement and Intelligence Strategies. Philadelphia: Center for Policing Terrorism.
Intelligence Led Policing
This is the policing philosophy that is in line with the managerial operations of organizations. The policy identifies the offenders or those with repeated crimes, with the community collaboration they offer them opportunities to change. It also combines techniques for solving problems, sharing of information and the police duty with advanced intelligence operations. This ILP concept relates to fusion centers since they also identify criminal threats through data analysis. The information, expertise, and resources provided are used to detect, investigate, and prevent crimes or terrorist activities (LeCates, 2019).
During the data collection process sometimes the problem is not well clarified. Even though the information may expose the problem in a community it’s not enough. The problem should be clearly understood for it to be addressed. Information sharing is vital in data collection since it helps in the decision making process. At times when detectives are transferred they carry the data with them, this may result in data discrepancy. Also sharing information from different departments may be challenging. Poor quality assurance may also result during the data collection due to the use of the wrong methodology. Choosing the appropriate timeline for the collection may also be a challenge. This collection depends on the season thus choosing the appropriate time may affect the outcome a lot (Lambert, 2010).
Sources for the data used in the ILP are many from telephone wire tapes, electronic surveillance footage, and also the police department among others. These information’s help the police to arrest criminals and it also results in the successful execution of cases in courts. This may lead to well-planned investigations that aid in future cases from drug trafficking, gangs, motor theft, burglaries and also human trafficking. Hence leading to a reduction in future crime rate expectancy.
Lambert, D. (2010, December 1). Intelligence-Led Policing in a Fusion Center. Retrieved from https://leb.fbi.gov/articles/featured-articles/intelligence-led-policing-in-a-fusion-center
LeCates, R. (2019, April 18). Intelligence-led Policing: Changing the Face of Crime Prevention. Retrieved from https://www.policechiefmagazine.org/changing-the-face-crime-prevention/