2017-18 Annual Report: Goal 1
Strategic analysis and intelligence sharing are the cornerstones of success in fighting organized crime. ALERT promotes an integrated, intelligence-led approach to combating this issue by bringing together intelligence and enforcement teams to share information and work closely on serious and organized crime investigations around the province.
THE OTHER SIDE OF INTELLIGENCE
Barry Balerud knows the important role intelligence can play in fighting crime. Now he and his team are working hard to make other law enforcement officials see it the same way.
Balerud has been the director of Criminal Intelligence Service Alberta (CISA) for about two and a half years now. But his relationship with the agency goes back much further to his days with the Calgary Police Service, most recently as an inspector with the criminal operations section. On that side of police work, Balerud had good experiences with CISA as he worked files from the street level to the organized crime level. [Read more…]