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Intelligence handling

Managing intelligence when investigating residential burglaries. 

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Residential burglary

Understanding the problem is the first step to tackling residential burglary. Developing an intelligence picture begins with strategic ownership at chief officer level. The principles of intelligence management should drive the strategic force response to residential burglary.

Daily monitoring of crime patterns will enable rapid response to emerging crime hot spots and help to identify and arrest prolific offenders. Longer-term monitoring will enable more strategically focused crime prevention – for example, CCTV or alley gating.

To achieve the full business benefits, the tasking and coordination process needs to be effectively managed and driven by the following four intelligence products. These are described in the authorised professional practice (APP) on Intelligence management – Intelligence products.

  1. Strategic intelligence assessment
  2. Tactical intelligence assessment
  3. Problem profile
  4. Subject profile

It's important that officers and staff update force systems effectively to ensure all relevant intelligence is available to inform decision making and analysis.

For further information on intelligence management and tasking and coordination, see:

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