Force Intelligence Bureau (F.I.B.)

The Force Intelligence Bureau is part of the Crime and Criminal Justice Command and is located within a number of force sites.

Dorset Police gets intelligence (information) from a variety of sources. The main job of the Bureau is to collate the intelligence and use it in the most productive way to fight crime.

Intelligence can come from a number of places, such as: police officers, members of the public and Crimestoppers. It can also be obtained from other police forces and partner agencies across the country.
Once we get this intelligence we check and grade it. Afterwards it is then distributed to the relevant policing area so that a fuller picture can be compiled about the criminal activity or offending behaviour of the groups or individuals involved.
This intelligence allows officers to take effective action to the problems highlighted. This can be through surveillance, targeted patrols or the obtaining of search warrants on the offenders and their premises. It is often directly through our intelligence that arrests can be made.
These processes are intrinsic to the processes of the National Intelligence Model utilised by the force and its effectiveness in driving frontline policing business.
The Bureau therefore plays a vital role in responding and tackling crime in your neighbourhood
FIB consists of a number of smaller sub-departments, including; 

  • General enquiries
  • 24 Hour Risk Management Unit
  • Intelligence Support
  • Partnership Information Sharing
  • Analytical and Research section
  • Telecommunication enquiries
  • Confidential Unit
  • Prison Liaison
  • Covert Authorities
  • NIM support

The Bureau also acts as the police point of liaison for the Crimestoppers scheme, which is managed by an independent Trust. The scheme is a mechanism through which the public can give information, in complete anonymity, which is passed to the police. The freephone telephone number for anyone wishing to give information is 0800 555 111. Click here to visit the Crimestoppers website.

You can contact the Bureau on 01202 229400 during office hours.

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