rime in the 21st century has become a global enterprise, with networks of criminal organizations and terrorists using technology to increase the stealth and efficiency of their planning and operations. As public safety and national security priorities converge, law enforcement agencies increasingly will be called upon to make connections between local events and activities that occur outside their jurisdictions.
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) is helping law enforcement adjust to this new reality by promoting intelligence-led policing, which relies on identifying patterns of behavior through the analysis of disparate information. It is preventive in orientation and represents a strategic way of addressing crime. It also depends on the ability of law enforcement officers to share their information.