Why is it important to share information with other investigators?

The 9/11 Commission declared that “the biggest impediment to … connecting the dots is the human or systemic resistance to sharing information.” This theme is universal to all investigations. A key recommendation was the creation of a “trusted information network” to facilitate better information sharing at the federal, state and local levels.

BATS is the solution to law enforcement and public safety’s long-term inaccessibility to real-time fire and explosives incidents by providing a trusted means to exchange information across the country. Investigations increasingly involve other jurisdictions and transient subjects who move around.

Last Reviewed October 21, 2019