Intelligence-led policing – Community Policing and Intelligence Gathering


Law enforcement was earlier concerned about preventing theft, burglary and robbery and solving any crimes. Law enforcement earlier used to prevent and solve crimes that had an immediate effect on the quality of life of people or something that creates any visible impact on life of the local community. But terrorist threats have changed this and law enforcement to now require some more important actions and involves certain aspects that were not before. Terrorist threats can occur anywhere at any time and there is no way to determine the occurrence or impact of such an act. But organization of law enforcement has no other means but to adapt to those policing strategies that are in existence to ensure the security of people in the homeland.