Intelligence Led Policing
Intelligence Led Policing is a structured process which involves gathering and analyzing intelligence, identifying and targeting problems and evaluating results. It is based on the philosophy that the principal task of the police is to prevent and detect crime rather than simply react to it.
The management of intelligence identifies the critical problems to work on, which are consistent with our organizational and divisional goals. Intelligence management is organized and structured around crime statistics, people and places of crime, problems and priorities.
We need effective intelligence management practices so that the most significant problems can be promptly identified. A clear understanding of the problems allows us to make timely, informed decisions about how best to address those challenges. The Crime Bulletins serve as an information source that assists in identifying priorities, allowing the Delta Police to synchronize this information with the most effective deployment of resources.
Intelligence Led Policing also addresses non-criminal issues such as traffic and other quality of life concerns. For example, the Traffic Section uses intelligence led policing to address crash site issues as well as areas where complaints indicate there is a problem with speeding vehicles.
The main objective of the Tactical Management Team is to prioritize action in relation to identified problems in the community. This process ensures that there is a deployment strategy that maximizes the impact of our resources to resolve the identified problems.
At Tactical Management Team meetings problem issues are identified through input from Patrol, the Criminal Investigation Branch and Intelligence Management. This ensures emerging crime trends or problems are detected in a timely manner—allowing us to be proactive rather than reactive wherever possible.
To resolve the issues the Tactical Management Team assigns tasks, and holds accountable, the appropriate individual or group, including: