• Integrated Intelligence and Crime Analysis: Enhanced Information Management for Law Enforcement Leaders The Police Foundation and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services have released an important new resource for law enforcement executives and analysts. "Integrated Intelligence and Crime Analysis: Enhanced Information Management for Law Enforcement Leaders" examines the disconnect between crime analysis and intelligence analysis found in many of the nation’s law enforcement agencies. Written by Dr. Jerry Ratcliffe, the report draws greatly from the practitioners, policy makers, and researchers who participated in a two-day forum on intelligence and crime analysis that was supported by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) and held at the Police Foundation.

    This report identifies the key challenges limiting criminal intelligence sharing, the aims of the ingrated analysis model, and the way that police departments—big or small—can work individually and collectively toward the new intelligence-led policing paradigm of modern policing.

    The report is available online from the Police Foundation for a $5 shipping and handling fee.

  • LEIU Criminal Intelligence File Guidelines
  • Criminal Intelligence File Guidelines and Code of Federal Regulations, Title 28, Part 23

    After 9/11/01 the demand for and consumption of intelligence became a national priority. The National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan endorsed the concept of an intelligence system which would allow connectivity and sharing among local, state, tribal and federal authorities for the purpose of effectively protecting the homeland. This Plan also endorsed the need to have universal adoption of and adherence to certain proven rules for the collection, maintenance, dissemination and purging of intelligence information. The rules endorsed, the Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit Criminal Intelligence File Guidelines and Code of Federal Regulations, Title 28, Part 23, have long been in use in local and state jurisdictions.

    One of the many advantages of these two sets of rules is that they have been tested and have proven to strike an appropriate balance between the legitimate needs of law enforcement and the legitimate concerns of the civil liberties community. When properly followed they avoid situations in which there are revelations of unnecessarily broad invasions of citizens' privacy without a legitimate law enforcement purpose or the creation of intelligence files without existence of a criminal predicate.

  • LEIU resolution In support of The National Criminal Intelligence Sharing this plan was adopted at the meeting of the LEIU Executive Board on May 6, 2004.
  • Criminal Intelligence for the 21st Century: A Guide for Intelligence Professionals is a joint publication by the Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Units (LEIU) and the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA). This new guide is an update to Intelligence 2000: Revising the Basic Elements and contains 476 pages divided into 27 chapters/articles. The new book not only updates the previous information—it adds 16 new chapters/articles. A group of 25 expert intelligence practitioners authored the articles/chapters. This book is a valuable resource for any intelligence professional seeking to understand and hone their craft. Topics include: The Role of Intelligence, Legal Issues in U.S. Criminal Intelligence, Staffing the Intelligence Unit, Managing the Intelligence Unit, Planning and Direction, Collection, Collation, Analysis, Dissemination, and Report Writing Principles, Intelligence-led Policing, Fusion Centers, Corrections Intelligence, Evaluating Effectiveness, Training, Security, Software, Networks and Organizations, Challenges Facing Law Enforcement Intelligence, and the ever so important Intelligence Guidelines. The publication is now available for purchase.
  • IACP Summit Report:
    Criminal Intelligence Sharing: A National Plan for Intelligence-Led Policing at the Local, State, and Federal Levels

    In March 2002, with support from the COPS Office, IACP convened a Criminal Intelligence Sharing Summit. LEIU Board Members and LEIU Representatives participated in this Summit, and contributed to this final report.
  • Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council (CICC) and the Global Intelligence Working Group (GIWG). LEIU Members serve in leadership positions on both the CICC and the GIWG, which was charged with implementing recommendations from the IACP Criminal Intelligence Sharing Summit. The CICC, established in May 2004, provides recommendations in connection with the implementation and refinement of the National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan (NCISP). The NCISP, developed by Global's Intelligence Working Group, was completed in 2003 and contains 28 recommendations and action items that provide a blueprint to help agencies establish criminal intelligence sharing policies, procedures, standards, technologies, and training. The NCISP has served as the foundation for numerous nationwide initiatives, including the development of guidelines for fusion centers, the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative, the development of minimum criminal intelligence training standards, and the development of law enforcement analytic standards. The CICC is made up of members representing law enforcement and homeland security agencies from all levels of government and is an advocate for state, local, and tribal law enforcement and their efforts to develop and share criminal intelligence for the purpose of promoting public safety and securing the nation. The CICC operates at the policy level -- setting priorities, directing research, and preparing advisory recommendations. The GIWG is composed of state, local, tribal, and federal justice, homeland security, and public safety representatives. It serves as a research partner to the CICC, drawing on source experts from outside the working group as needed. We have attached the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative Criminal Intelligence Resources Guide and the link above will take you to other CICC/GIWG products.
  • National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan The NCISP serves as the GIWG’s final report. LEIU Members contributed extensively to the NCISP, and are assisting with implementation of the NCISP’s recommendations. LEIU’s File Guidelines are included in the Plan’s resource library.
  • Organized Crime in California 2010 Annual Report to the California Legislature, 2010, as prepared by LEIU’s Central Coordinating Agency (California DOJ)
  • The 9-11 Commission Report This official government edition of the Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States recommends significant changes to the structure of intelligence agencies at the federal level.
  • Intelligence and Crime Analysis: Critical Thinking Through Writing Written By: David Cariens - This is a practical handbook that teaches central skills underlying effective intelligence and crime analysis.
  • Intelligence Guide for First Responders The guide was produced by first responders for first responders and was designed to improve information sharing among state, local, tribal, and territorial jurisdictions and the federal government. This reference aid will accomplish the following:
    • Highlight the first responder role and responsibility as a consumer of intelligence information,
    • Demonstrate how to handle this information and why it must be protected,
    • Show where to find this information and how to gain access to Internet-based U.S. Government systems,
    • Help understand and participate in the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative,
    • Provide an overview of the Intelligence Community, the intelligence cycle, and the products available, and
    • Identify existing federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial partnerships.
  • Domestic Approach to National Intelligence This paper, the Domestic Approach to National Intelligence, describes certain key roles and relationships that characterize efforts by members of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) and federal, state, local, tribal and territorial (FSLTT) government organizations to engage with one another to carry out the shared mission of protecting the homeland. These partners work with one another, and through established channels with the private sector (e.g., critical infrastructure owners and operators), as part of a complex web of relationships.
  • Analyst Professional Development Road Map -- The Road Map was developed through the Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council and is designed to support law enforcement leadership as they hire and train analysts. The purpose of the Road Map is to support a sustainable, professional career path for analysts operating within state, local, tribal, and territorial organizations. This path focuses on the development and enhancement of analytic-related knowledge, skills, and abilities over three overarching analyst levels (basic, intermediate, and advanced) and highlights available training recommended for achieving each level.