A new U.S. Army Field Manual introduces the concept of "police
intelligence operations," an emerging hybrid of military
intelligence and law enforcement.
"Police intelligence operations are a military police function that
supports, enhances, and contributes to a commander's situational
understanding and battlefield visualization and FP [force
protection] programs by portraying the relevant criminal threat and
friendly information, which may affect his operational and tactical
The new manual presents doctrine that is broadly applicable to
support military operations abroad as well as domestic military
A copy of the new manual was obtained by Secrecy News.
See: Field Manual 3-19.50
, "Police Intelligence Operations", 21 July 2006
source: SECRECY NEWS from the FAS Project on Government Secrecy, Volume 2006, Issue No. 81, July 19, 2006