This study offers approaches for a cohesive plan to improve our Nation's ability to develop and share criminal intelligence.
The need for a National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan was evident after the tragedy of September 11, 2001. This event not only changed America forever, but also changed the way in which law enforcement officials felt about information sharing. There was an effort to break down barriers that had been created when it came to intelligence sharing. Twenty-eight recommendations are detailed in the study for the purpose of making public safety decisions to protect citizens' lives. The rationale for the National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan is to eliminate the inadequacies of the law enforcement intelligence process. The study emphasizes the Plan's recognition of the need to assure that the guiding principles become institutionalize through out law enforcement communities nationwide. The study addressed 8 major needs and developed 29 recommendations for implementing the plan to improve communications of intelligence.