This guide provides information to aid law enforcement agencies in developing and operating an intelligence function that is efficient, effective, and lawful.
This third edition of the Law Enforcement Intelligence – A Guide for State, Local, and Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies (Law Enforcement Intelligence Guide) builds on the first two editions, which primarily focused on terrorism in illustration and application. With changes in intelligence practices and threats to the community, a deliberate effort has been made in this edition to include content and examples of criminal extremism beyond international terrorism. Among other changes, the third edition also includes discussions and analysis of targeted violence, such as school shootings, right-wing extremism, drug trafficking, gangs, and various types of criminal enterprises. This resource was published through support from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. The guide continues to be a policy-oriented discussion of current initiatives, national standards, and best practices for law enforcement intelligence in state, local, and tribal agencies, and is intended to provide information that will aid law enforcement agencies in developing and operating intelligence functions that are efficient, effective, and lawful.