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Intelligence In Law Enforcement Essay

  • Submitted by: wbkerbs16
  • on February 9, 2012
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 304 words

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William Kerbs

“Law enforcement and intelligence have been — and in many circumstances still are — mutually exclusive if not antagonistic to each other. What law enforcement people do is not what intelligence people do and they like to see it that way, and so often it stays that way. At the agency level, and even within agencies, there has been the culture that you don’t share information for a variety of reasons, whether it’s because of classification or “need-to-know,” you just don’t share information. There are also sometimes some bureaucratic or personal reasons especially here in Washington where ‘information is power.’ You also have issues of ‘not invented here’.”
“Then at the federal level there is still a tendency that is bureaucratic, political, and cultural that information coming from ‘below,’ if you want to look at it that way, from the state and local level, isn’t as valuable because it’s not ‘classified.’
In effect, Kagan says if it’s not classified it’s not as useful — it’s not as important. He says, “There’s the situation were someone sees something in the newspaper, puts it in a government document, and slaps a label of ‘secret’ or ‘top secret’ on it. Sometimes the reason for that is as simple as ‘my boss won’t look at it unless it’s classified.’ That’s ridiculous, but that’s the bureaucratic imperative.”
“I cannot stress enough the importance of user-friendliness for these systems,” Kagan says. “You can come up with wonderful technologies and technical solutions but if the people won’t use them or don’t take the time to learn to use them correctly – of if they see it adding to their workload rather than easing it – they’ll either ignore it or come up with workarounds.”

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