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NCJ Number: 230128 Find in a Library
Title: Suspicious Activity Reporting: An Overview for Chiefs Engaging Untapped Local Law Enforcement and Private Industry Capabilities to Fight Crime and Terrorism
Journal: Police Chief  Volume:77  Issue:2  Dated:February 2010  Pages:64-66,68-70,72
Author(s): Lee Colwell; Dennis Kelly
Date Published: February 2010
Page Count: 7
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article is offered as a guide for police chiefs interested in participating in the Nationwide SAR (suspicious activity reporting) Initiative (NSI).
Abstract: Law enforcement executives have the ability to implement suspicious activity reporting (SAR) and monitoring at any local or tribal law enforcement agency; the process involves technical steps and the refining of some law enforcement business processes. SAR is a report used to document any reported or observed activity or any criminal act or attempted criminal act, which an officer believes may reveal a nexus to foreign or domestic terrorism. SAR is a gathering of information regarding behaviors and incidents associated with crime. This article is intended to provide chiefs, especially those from rural and smaller agencies, with information that can help them make informed decisions about participating in the Nationwide SAR Initiative (NSI). With an understanding of the NSI processes, chiefs and members of their command staff can feel comfortable engaging in an informed discussion of the SAR process with individuals and organizations questioning the continued need for procedures like SAR. 1 figure and 7 notes
Main Term(s): Police reports
Index Term(s): Police report writing training
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