New Law Enforcement Intelligence Publication Available

Published by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Office of Community Oriented Policing, and the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative, Law Enforcement Intelligence – A Guide for State, Local and Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies, Third Edition builds on the first two editions which primarily focused on terrorism in illustration and application. 

With changes in intelligence practices and threats to the community, a deliberate effort has been made in this edition to include content about, and examples of, criminal extremism beyond international terrorism. Among other changes, the third edition also includes discussions and analysis of targeted violence, such as school shootings, right-wing extremism, drug trafficking, gangs, and various types of criminal enterprises. The guide continues to be a policy oriented discussion of current initiatives, national standards and best practices for law enforcement intelligence in state, local and tribal agencies, providing law enforcement agencies with information to help develop and operate intelligence functions which are efficient, effective and lawful.

A copy of the publication can be downloaded at