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Police list info-sharing suggestions

Pointing to inadequacies in the intelligence process that, in part, failed to prevent the 2001 terrorist attacks, law enforcement officials recently unveiled a national roadmap to help state, tribal and local agencies get a lot better at sharing information. At its annual conference here last week, the International Association of Chiefs of Police presented its National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan, which outlines 28 recommendations. It’s a way to jumpstart agencies that may lack the knowledge in developing such systems, particularly for small organizations; more than 70 percent of law enforcement agencies in the country have 24 or fewer officers. “In my opinion, while we do a magnificent job collecting information, we do a poor job sharing it,” said Chief Joseph Polisar of the Garden Grove (Calif.) Police Department. “[The plan] is only the first stage of this critical effort. We should be under no illusion. This is not an easy task.” Full Story

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