The objective of the 2016 Annual Police Experts Meeting is to introduce intelligence-led policing (ILP) models to OSCE participating States, Partners for Co-operation and other participants and thereby present modern, effective and efficient policing alternatives for evaluation and potential adoption.
Intelligence-led policing is one of the modern methods of policing that has developed in the
wake of these changes and growing challenges. First introduced in the 1990s, this model has
gained growing international attention and has proven to be an effective tool to make better
use of resources, and to identify and address priority tasks in a targeted way.
In essence, intelligence-led policing represents a shift from reactive to proactive policing.
Based on systematic gathering and analysis of information and data, informed decisions can
be made and resources can be allocated on all levels, addressing risks, threats, areas, crime
types or criminal groups. The model can therefore serve as a high level policy making tool,
an efficient strategic planning and management mechanism, as well as a decision-making
method for middle managers, shift leaders and community policing officers. In addition,
intelligence-led policing can be a powerful tool to counter serious and organised crime by
identifying, prioritizing and targeting the most threatening crime types and criminals.
The meeting will be divided into three main sessions. The first session will introduce the
basic concept of intelligence-led policing and the prerequisites for adopting and
implementing the model. In addition, experts will explain and discuss how intelligence-led
policing can be used as a policy-making and strategic management tool. The second session
will explore the use of intelligence-led policing from a national and local point of view,
especially how it can be used to complement and strengthen community policing at the local
level. The third session will have a regional and international focus on intelligence-led
policing as a tool to identify and target transnational crime and organised criminal groups.
The main findings and outcomes of the meeting will be compiled in a report, which will serve
as a basis for further discussions on this topic at the national, regional and international
levels, and as guidance for the OSCE (in particular the Transnational Threats Department and
the field operations) when providing technical assistance.