Community Intelligence

From Wikispooks
Jump to: navigation, search
Concept.png Community Intelligence Powerbase
Type idea

Community Intelligence is a term used in the PREVENT strategy to describe the acquisition of "information that may be unspecific and ambiguous about local individuals or local places that cause concern or suspicion locally". [1] In the context of PREVENT, it almost exclusively relates to acquiring intelligence on the Muslim community.

The term is used in relation to objective 6 of the PREVENT strategy, which aims to "develop intelligence, analysis and research" about the threat of radicalisation and "terrorism" in Britain's Muslim communities.

According a leaked police document, the purpose of "community intelligence" is to allow the police to establish mechanisms that will ensure information on the Muslim community can be acquired and a Rich Picture understanding can be generated. Once the community intelligence is established, the police are in a better position to target their activities and interventions more meticulously.[2]

The responsibility of developing community intelligence falls to Counter Terrorism Intelligence Officers, who aim to communicate with different elements/institutions in their command areas for the sake of raising “awareness of potential terrorist material [and] development of the Rich Picture. This intelligence assists the development of Operation Delphinus, the police operation which assigns different counter-terrorism tasks to local partners. [3]

See Also


References

  1. Sir Norman Bettison, Preventing Violent Extremism: A Police Response, Policing, 3(2), 129-138, see p.133
  2. Association of Chief Police Officers (Terrorism Allied Matters) Business Area, Police PREVENT Strategy - Partners Briefing, 'Restricted', 27 March 2008, This document is a restricted document and is not meant to be circulated outside the Local Strategic Partnership meeting, Version 1.7, p.8, accessed 12.08.10
  3. Association of Chief Police Officers (Terrorism Allied Matters) Business Area, Police PREVENT Strategy - Partners Briefing, 'Restricted', 27 March 2008, This document is a restricted document and is not meant to be circulated outside the Local Strategic Partnership meeting, Version 1.7, p.8, accessed 12.08.10


57px-Notepad icon.png This is a page stub. Please add to it.