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Data Mining and Predictive Analysis by Colleen McCue

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14

Surveillance Detection

“We can learn even from our enemies.”

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14.1 Surveillance Detection and Other Suspicious Situations

In the days following the 9/11 attacks, information, speculation, rumors, “be on the lookout” or BOLOs, and suspicious situation reports flooded into every public safety agency, which generally compiled these reports in notebooks and clipboards. Many of these reports were investigated; however, the vast flow of information made it difficult to conduct any sort of analysis. Similarly, information went up, down, over, around, and through almost every public safety agency in this country, whether large, small, local, state, or federal; however, there were limited opportunities to ensure that this information-sharing ...

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