Based on the important of information, information can be classified under different categories (Kamila 2017):
Priority information: Sensitive information with high timely value (e.g., emergency, accidents, terrorist activities).
Nominally priority information: High valuable but routinely information (no sensitive time value).
Non-priority information: Regular information (i.e., no high value and no sensitive time).
Examples of intelligence reports with priority information classification:
Suspicious incident reports (SIRs).
Suspicious activity reports (SARs).
Situational awareness reporting.
When it comes to priority information, given its high value and critical time factor, it is important first to ensure the credibility and accuracy of the collected information and second, it’s also important to ensure that such priority information is received, on time, by the right or intended audience (e.g., to those law enforcement authorities and national entities to support its inclusion into national patterns and trends analysis).