§ Ms Blears
The National Policing Plan sets out the Government's key priorities for the police service describes the National Intelligence Model as the principal operational tool available to deliver those priorities. The National Policing Plan requires all forces to implement the National Intelligence Model to commonly accepted minimum standards by April 2004. Forces are currently at different stages of implementation.
The National Criminal Intelligence Service (NCIS) UK Threat Assessment and the National Policing Plan establish national priorities for the Police Service. The National Intelligence Model is applied by police forces to operationalise those priorities at national, regional and local levels. As the Model becomes established in forces, strategic assessments at Basic Command Unit and force level can be expected to inform the assessments made at regional, and ultimately at national, level.