End-user perceptions of intelligence dissemination from a state fusion center

Carla Lewandowski, Jeremy G. Carter

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This research examines end-user perceptions of an intelligence product disseminated from a state fusion center in the Northeast region of the United States. The current literature suffers from an empirical gap within the arena of contemporary law enforcement intelligence; largely because of the difficulty of obtaining data related to such practices. This research informs this gap and provides insights into local law enforcement intelligence sharing. Descriptive statistics and interview narratives are presented. Original survey data was collected from a sample of law enforcement agencies subscribed to the fusion center's intelligence listserv. Random interviews with survey respondents were also conducted and NVivo software was utilized to develop qualitative constructs. Findings indicate the intelligence product is read daily and perceived to be moderately useful by recipients. End users are primarily concerned with jurisdiction-specific and officer safety-related information. Upper-level administrators are the organizational lynchpins for funneling information to patrol officers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)467-486
Number of pages20
JournalSecurity Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Safety Research
  • Strategy and Management
  • Law


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