Intelligence Led Policing
Written by Bob Galvin   

Better Data on Crime, Innovative Tactics, and Community Intervention

Although fighting crime is what law enforcement is sworn to do, police agencies are usually forced to react to crime events rather than prevent them. This reactive mode will always be in place to a large degree, yet police are adopting newer, strategic methods to anticipate and prevent crime and identify crime patterns. In recent years, predictive policing, which uses evidence-based intervention to help police reduce crime and boost public safety, has been popular. However, it’s not a new practice; records management system software, for instance, already performs some form of predictive policing.
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Item of Interest

The language barrier between English-speaking investigators and Spanish-speaking witnesses is a growing problem. (Updated 28 February 2011)