Accession Number:

ADA518723

Title:

Effective State, Local, and Tribal Police Intelligence: The New York City Police Department's Intelligence Enterprise -- A Smart Practice

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

186.0

Abstract:

State, local, and tribal law enforcement SLTLE agencies play a significant role in homeland security. Their intelligence function supports their hometown and the nations homeland security. The New York City Police Department NYPD recognized that the same intelligence that secures the homeland is required to secure New York City. After 911, NYPD restructured its organizational structure and external business practices to acquire the requisite intelligence to secure NYC. This thesis identifies NYPDs intelligence enterprise as a smart practice that SLTLE agencies should adopt, scaled and tailored to their realities and needs, to secure their hometowns and to compound a national effort to secure the homeland. The primary research question this thesis attempts to answer is as follows What Policies and Procedures Are Necessary for SLTLE Agencies to Maximize Their Efforts to Detect, Deter, or Mitigate Future Acts of Terrorism The thesis argues that three areas in SLTLE agencies intelligence practices and capabilities must be established to effectively detect, deter, and mitigate future acts of terrorism 1 Identification of intelligence requirements unique to the realties and needs of the agencys jurisdiction 2 Proactive evolution of existing relationships with the Intelligence Community IC, urban Fusion Centers FCs, the Information Sharing Environment ISE, the Interagency Threat Assessment and Coordination Group ITACG, the Joint Terrorist Task Forces JTTFs, and other agencies and persons and 3 The establishment of an intelligence capability that satisfies the intelligence requirements that are not met by external sources. SLTLE agencies must identify the intelligence gaps that federal and other efforts leave -- and fulfill them.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law
  • Military Intelligence
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE