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Intelligence and Analysis

Equipping the Homeland Security Enterprise with the intelligence and information needed to keep the Homeland safe, secure, and resilient.

  • Unified Message

    This Unified Message document was created to help clarify a unified approach to the process of reporting and sharing information related to suspicious activity.

  • NSI Overview

    Provides an overview of the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI).

  • State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training (SLATT®) Program Terrorism Incidents Database Overview

    Provides an overview of the SLATT database, which allows users to track terrorism trends, identify areas of high activity, and match terrorism pre-incident indicators against similar cases, both past and present.

  • NSI Training Overview

    This overview provides a description of the multifaceted approach to the NSI training strategy, which includes training programs for frontline officers, analysts, and chief executives, as well as SAR awareness training for partners with similar missions to those of law enforcement constituencies.

  • Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative Concept of Operations

    Provides a common understanding of the NSI process so that implementation activities can be planned, executed, and measured.

  • Suspicious Activity Reporting Probation, Parole, and Corrections Training Overview

    Suspicious Activity Reporting Probation, Parole, and Corrections Training is a module of the NSI’s Hometown Security Partners suite of online training. This overview provides an introduction to the NSI, relates how probation, parole, and corrections professionals may fit into the suspicious activity reporting process, and includes instructions on accessing the training. A chart of suspicious activity reporting indicators and behaviors is included.

  • Suspicious Activity Reporting Indicators and Examples

    This resource provides the 16 ISE-SAR indicators, their respective definitions, and examples of suspicious activity scenarios that correlate with each of the indicators.

  • NSI Hometown Security Partners

    This document is an overview of the SAR Hometown Security Partners Training strategy, which provides SAR awareness training for partners with similar missions to those of law enforcement constituencies, or "hometown security partners."

  • 10 Ways to Integrate SAR Into Your Agency’s Operations

    This document provides a brief overview of ten strategies that can be implemented by any agency to allow for the timely sharing of SAR information and to integrate the SAR process into its own operations.

  • Validation of the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative

    This executive summary details the University of Maryland's National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) initiative to compare pre-incident activities of terrorists and violent criminal extremists in the United States to the 16 suspicious activity reporting (SAR) behavioral indicators that are outlined in the Information Sharing Environment (ISE) SAR Functional Standard as being observed behaviors reasonably indicative of preoperational planning related to terrorism or other criminal activity. The START Study verifies the utility of the Nationwide SAR Initiative (NSI), which provides law enforcement and homeland security agencies with a uniform method for gathering and reporting raw tips, leads, and reports of suspicious activity.