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) : Comiskey, John G.

PDF Url : ADA518723

Report Date : MAR 2010

Pagination or Media Count : 186

Abstract : State, local, and tribal law enforcement (SLTLE) agencies play a significant role in homeland security. Their intelligence function supports their hometown and the nation's 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 9/11, NYPD restructured its organizational structure and external business practices to acquire the requisite intelligence to secure NYC. This thesis identifies NYPD's 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 agency's 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.

Descriptors :   *INTELLIGENCE, *HOMELAND SECURITY, *ORGANIZATIONAL REALIGNMENT, *NEW YORK(NEW YORK), *POLICE, *LAW ENFORCEMENT, *COUNTERTERRORISM, *INTERAGENCY COORDINATION, HISTORY, REQUIREMENTS, COMPUTER NETWORKS, DOMESTIC, PREVENTION, STATE GOVERNMENT, CRIMES, LOCAL GOVERNMENT, TERRORISM, TRANSFORMATIONS, DETERRENCE, THESES, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, FOREIGN, DETECTION, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, COMMUNITY RELATIONS, DATA FUSION

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Military Intelligence
      Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE