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NCJ Number: 68961 Find in a Library
Title: MICHIGAN INTELLIGENCE NETWORK TEAM (MINT) - FINAL REPORT
Corporate Author: Michigan State Police
United States of America
Project Director: C SWARTZENDRUBER
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: Michigan Office of Criminal Justice
Lansing, MI 48909
Michigan State Police
East Lansing, MI 48823
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 73-DF-05-0010
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS FINAL PROGRESS REPORT COVERS THE ACTIVITIES OF THE MICHIGAN INTELLIGENCE NETWORK TEAM (MINT) FROM 1969 TO 1974 AND EVALUATES ITS GOAL OF GATHERING, ANALYZING, AND DISSEMINATING INFORMATION ON ORGANIZED CRIME IN MICHIGAN.
Abstract: A TOTAL OF 13 AGENCIES THAT CONTRIBUTED PERSONNEL TO THE UNIT (PARTICIPATING UNITS) AND 10 AGENCIES THAT MERELY USED MINT INFORMATION (NONPARTICIPATING UNITS) RESPONDED TO AN EVALUATION QUESTIONNAIRE. THE MAJORITY OF PARTICIPATING UNITS FOUND THE TRAINING GIVEN THEIR PERSONNEL 'EXTREMELY VALUABLE,' AND BOTH PARTICIPATING AND NONPARTICIPATING UNITS AGREED THAT MINT HAD A 'SIGNIFICANTLY POSITIVE' EFFECT IN DEVELOPING INTERAGENCY COOPERATION. SUGGESTED IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDED GEOGRAPHICAL AND TARGET EXPANSION, IMPROVED DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION, AND GREATER INVOLVEMENT IN MINT BY OUTSIDE AGENCIES. IT WAS RECOMMENDED THAT STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS CONTINUE TO RETAIN MINT, THAT MINT'S MULTIAGENCY ASPECT BE RETAINED AND POSSIBLY EXPANDED, THAT MINT'S INTELLIGENCE FUNCTION BE KEPT AS A FULL-TIME OPERATION, AND THAT A STATEWIDE UNIT BE CREATED WHICH WOULD COMBINE ALL ASPECTS OF THE MICHIGAN ORGANIZED CRIME CONTROL PROGRAM--INVESTIGATION, PROSECUTION, AND INTELLIGENCE. PRACTICAL BENEFITS WOULD INCLUDE REDUCED PUBLIC EXPENSE AND INTERAGENCY STRIFE, INCREASED EFFICIENCY AND SENSE OF PRIORITY, AND INCREASED USE OF AVAILABLE INTELLIGENCE.
Index Term(s): Intelligence analysis; Michigan; Organized crime; Undercover activity
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