The Week That Was: 21-27 March 2011

Posted on 27 March 2011 by


In our first full week of official publication, the Police-Led Intelligence blog and podcast was pretty busy.

We appreciate the traffic, the thousands of visits and the comments – keep them coming!

This coming week is shaping up to have some excellent content as well – please keep coming back, and do tell your friends.

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Here’s a roundup of the articles we launched last week:

booksTwo New Intel Publications One of the goals of this publication is to help disseminate information to the law enforcement intelligence community. We’re not trying to set up a new book review site, but we have often found blogs that point to new research or publication to be very helpful. So we’re taking the idea out for a spin… [Read more…]

Interview in a Starbucks (Photo by Gene Wilburn)As Easy As Parenting, Part II: Non-Hostile, Non-Custodial Interviews In Part I of this series, Dave described how officers should use their interviewing techniques not just on suspects, but on everyone they come in contact with in the community. In this Part II, Dave sets forth his personal philosophy and tactics for conducting non-hostile, non-custody interviews. Your mileage may vary, but this is how… [Read more…]

AaronTurnerPLI Podcast: Aaron Turner, Mike Vallez When it comes to mobile devices in the law enforcement world, there’s great news and there’s pretty bad news. The great news is that there is a wide range of applications out there to choose from that will make the life of a cop easier and more productive – even safer. The bad news is… [Read more…]

buddy-cop“Give Me Your Hunches” Last week, when Eric Olson joined Dave and me on the Police Led Intelligence Podcast, we were discussing ways in which agencies could better prepare patrol officers to gather and report on the rich intelligence they naturally come by on a day-to-day basis. Eric was talking about how he thinks about ways to automate thought… [Read more…]

abacusMetric Of The Week: Zimring and the Prisoner:Patrolman Ratio The Metric of the Week comes from the forthcoming work of Franklin E Zimring, author of The Great American Crime Decline. It’s a doozy. The New York Times‘ One Police Plaza blog claimed in early February that the 38-page journal article of Zimring’s forthcoming study of how New York City has seen a remarkable and…[Read more…]

simianNationwide SAR Initiative Yesterday I wrote about the need for officers to write down stuff that they thought was important, trying to formalize ways to tap into the bounteous harvest of HUMINT that is the police force at large. Today, Libby Stengel over at GroupIntel wrote an excellent post about this very topic. In her post, Stengel discusses… [Read more…]