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NCJ Number: 92390 Find in a Library
Title: Police Intelligence Reports
Author(s): C C Frost; J Morris
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 138
Sponsoring Agency: Palmer Enterprises
Loomis, CA 95650
Sale Source: Palmer Enterprises
P.O. Box 1714
Loomis, CA 95650
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A practical guide to intelligence reporting, this book presents formats for disseminating police intelligence information collected from overt and covert sources and illustrates proven techniques for packaging the results of intelligence collection for readers of a recurring publication.
Abstract: The authors provide a conceptual orientation to intelligence reporting and discuss the mission and functions of the police intelligence unit. The unique features of intelligence reporting are carefully distinguished from the reporting requirements of investigations. The book focuses on the basic reports that convey raw intelligence, the starting point for all police intelligence. To highlight the need for source protection, the authors emphasize practical steps to prevent pinpointing a source's identity. One section outlines the essentials of processing raw intelligence reports, while another exposes the student to a broad range of report formats for organizing raw intelligence information into manual files. The text emphasizes visible product outputs, and pointers are given on using intelligence reports in oral briefings. The book contains two practical exercises to test the student's grasp of the mechanics of the raw intelligence report and writing about ongoing developments for intelligence publications. A glossary, chapter notes, and 17 references are supplied. (Publisher summary modified)
Index Term(s): Communications; Intelligence analysis; Police reports
Note: Price includes postage and handling. Contact publisher for special prices on large orders for police academy and conference use.
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