West Midlands Government Agency Intelligence Network
The Government Agency Intelligence Network (GAIN) is an intelligence function and is a core capability that sits within the Regional Organised Crime Unit.
It provides a mechanism to enable different regional and local agencies to work together in a more formal relationship, exchanging information within legislative constraints. In simple terms this means that through GAIN, police can access a whole range of information and data on individuals that they wouldn’t otherwise have access to.
GAIN can play an integral role in locating and tracing individuals as well as filling in vital intelligence gaps. It removes both the geographical and organisational barriers that exist when trying to access information and data. And with nearly 100 members, including everything from government agencies to utility companies and broadband providers, there are a host of potential new leads for officers to investigate.
The Serious & Organised Crime, Menu of tactics has recently been published on the College of Policing, ‘What Works’ website.