New handbook on Information-Led Policing published

A new handbook on Information-Led Policing has just been published. It is a manual-type publication outlining the general framework of Information-Led Policing for use within the Palestinian Civil Police to further the implementation of Information-Led Policing in the West Bank.

Information Led-Policing is a concept used to enable the police to direct their law enforcing activities proactively in order to prevent and handle crimes, threats or disorder more efficiently.

This week, the copies of the handbook, which has been developed jointly by the Palestinian Civil Police and EUPOL COPPS, was handed over to the Head of the Department of Information of the Palestinian Civil Police, Colonel Adil Suleiman by the Mission’s Information-Led Policing Advisors Boel Karlsson and Timo Kilpelainen in the presence of the Head of the Mission’s Police Advisory Section, Mr. Pekka Kokkonen.

The handbook includes, among other subjects, a model for operational tasking and coordination and standard operation procedures for criminal information gathering and analytical processes.

The importance of Information-Led Policing has long been acknowledged by the Palestinian Civil Police as an effective policing tool. To further the progress of its implementation at the strategic and operational levels, the Department of Information, with the support of EUPOL COPPS, developed and published this handbook to assist the Senior Management and Information-Led Policing practitioners in their daily work at all levels in the Police HQ and in the West Bank Police Districts.

Top Photo: The new Information-Led Policing Handbook is presented by the Mission’s Information-Led Policing Advisor Boel Karlsson to the Head of the Department of Information of the Palestinian Civil Police, Colonel Adil Suleiman. On the left is the Head of the Mission’s Police Adviser Section, Mr. Pekka Kokkonen. On the right is Information-Led Policing Advisor Timo Kilpelainen.
Bottom Photo: The first box of handbooks, directly from the printing press, is opened at EUPOL COPPS Headquarters by the Mission’s interpreter Imad Yasih (centre) and Colonel Adil Suleiman

The concept of Information-Led Policing is also referred to as Intelligence-Led Policing.