February 2005

This issue of the Police Chief addresses several important topics in homeland security. Read about intelligence sharing, the ongoing work of the Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council, the development of fusion centers,and IMS and the incident command system (ICS), which local law enforcement agencies must institutionalize this year. The end users of these efforts are the officers on the street. Cover art by Jennifer Cedoz, TGD Communications. Bottom left insert photograph of Larry Goven of the Arlington County, Virginia, Police Department by Patricia Casstevens.