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Intelligence-led policing (ILP) is a business model for managing policing resources that originated in Great Britain during the late 1990s. It allows police leadership to address crime problems and improve the allocation of resources through the use of crime analysis and criminal intelligence. Its purpose is to provide law enforcement executives with information to make communities safer.

ILP emphasizes the sharing of information and collaboration to address crime problems. As a result, ILP is viewed as congruent with current law enforcement philosophies and strategies exhibited in community policing and problem-oriented policing. This entry describes how ILP, adopted by law enforcement agencies in the United States during the early 2000s, was expanded to address the rapid spread of communications and technologies that increased the sophistication of organized ...

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