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Intelligence-led policing (ILP) is

[t]he dynamic use of intelligence to guide operational law enforcement activities to targets, commodities, or threats for both tactical responses and strategic decision making for resource allocation and/or strategic responses.[1]
a collaborative enterprise based on improved intelligence operational and community-oriented policing and problem solving . . . information sharing must become a formal policy not an informal practice. Most important, intelligence must be contingent on quality analysis of data.[2]
[t]he collection and analysis of information to produce an intelligence end product designed to inform police decision making at both the tactical and strategic levels.[3]
[a] process for enhancing law enforcement entity effectiveness toward reducing crimes, protecting community assets, and preparing for responses. ILP provides law enforcement entities with an organizational framework to gather and use multisource information and intelligence to make timely and targeted strategic, operational, and tactical decisions.[4]