Office of Community
Oriented Policing Services
U.S. Department of Justice
Law Enforcement Intelligence:
A Guide for State, Local, and Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies
Through the Major Cities Chiefs and other forums, law enforcement executives told the COPS Office that they were looking for new guidance for their agencies’ intelligence functions in the post-September 11 world. In direct response to that request, COPS funded Michigan State University’s David Carter to write a guide on law enforcement intelligence that incorporated information from federal, state, local, and tribal experts and the National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan. In his preface, Dr. Carter particularly acknowledges the FBI and Bureau of Justice Assistance, and we join him in recognizing their leadership in the law enforcement intelligence field. Dr. Carter’s guide promises to help law enforcement agencies develop or enhance their intelligence capacity and enable them to be instrumental in fighting terrorism and other crimes while preserving hard-won community policing relationships.