"I think it's one of the critical pieces of the drop because it does allow us to respond quicker to crime issues and better manage information and intelligence throughout the department," Kunkle said. Source: Dallas Morning NewsWhile I don't discount the fact that local police are probably more likely to come into contact with terrorism suspects than federal agents, I think that we can't forget that there are many more every day criminals to deal with. Chief Kunkle is quoted about this:
"It didn't make a lot of sense to spend all this money around a relatively few incidents related to homeland security when you could also use the same methodology and information architecture to support how we identify, respond and distribute information regarding crime," Kunkle said. Source: Dallas Morning NewsI think the Chief hit the nail on the head with that comment. Regular criminals are a larger threat to Americans than terrorists. Let's try to apply crime analysis and intelligence techniques to putting bad guys in jail.