Criminal Intelligence Management: Best Practices

Criminal intelligence analysts provide a key element of effective law enforcement, at both the tactical and strategic levels. Analysts study information related to suspects, trends, known criminals, and more. Through a process of gathering evaluating this information, trained intelligence analysts identify associations across various illegal activities over many locations. Government decisions and policies are heavily … More Criminal Intelligence Management: Best Practices

Compliance with CFR 28 Part 23 Criminal Intelligence Systems Operating Policies

As a guide for those interested in criminal intelligence systems such as IntelNexus™, Crime Tech Weekly is publishing the following overview of Title 28, Part 23 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR 28 Part 23). The policy reads as follows: CFR 28 PART 23–CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE SYSTEMS OPERATING POLICIES 1. Purpose. 2. Background. 3. Applicability. … More Compliance with CFR 28 Part 23 Criminal Intelligence Systems Operating Policies

Criminal Intelligence Databases: Violations of privacy rights are the exception, not the rule.

The notion that law enforcement fusion centers regularly violate individuals’ privacy rights as they capture intelligence on gangs, terrorist activities, organized crime, and other threats to public safety is simply not true. That, according to a study published in the Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology. The paper, “Law Enforcement Fusion Centers: Cultivating an Information Sharing Environment while Safeguarding … More Criminal Intelligence Databases: Violations of privacy rights are the exception, not the rule.

The Sunny Side of Cloud-Based Solutions

Cloud computing for law enforcement, in simple terms, refers to software hosted off-agency and available to the user through their internet connection. This type of software-as-a-service, or “SaaS” offers several advantages over software that is hosted locally on the user’s hardware. Computer hardware is always being tweaked and improved upon, and state-of-the-art equipment can become … More The Sunny Side of Cloud-Based Solutions