In the testosterone-driven world of law enforcement, higher value is often placed on heads busted than on using one's head intelligently. Yet as funding for law enforcement is reduced, progressive law enforcement chief executive officers are realizing that analysis is critical to mission success. Even more importantly, the line investigators are beginning to realize it, too.
For a good example of how a law enforcement analysis program has evolved since its inception in 1973, read The Drug Enforcement Administration's Use of Intelligence Analysts
, a 96-page report released by the US Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General, Audit Division, in May 2008.