IOSI Global Platform Rules
IOSI Members' Platform. Collaboration in information gathering and intelligence sharing—the environment for professional growth.

What kind of writers would the IOSI PLATFORM publish?
IOSI writers must be registered as members. Registration is free, and easy to complete. Click “Log in” to get started.
IOSI publishes writers with a connection to law enforcement, military, security, and intelligence. Articles are written by active and retired law enforcement officers, criminal justice professors, spouses of police officers, attorneys, unsworn law enforcement employees, military service personnel, law enforcement trainers, criminal justice graduate students, and generally security personnel, among others.
What kind of articles does IOSI seek to publish?
IOSI seeks to publish articles which provide an interesting perspective about current news and issues faced in the profession of security and intelligence. Articles may be about training issues, case law, special units, patrol, policy and procedure, police communications, current events, law enforcement controversies, crime, profiles about outstanding law enforcement members, policing history, and real-life law enforcement experiences which readers can learn from; other contemporary police issues can be incorporated. IOSI is run for and by professionals; it does not publish “police bashing” articles. IOSI welcomes and considers information about security topics from all sorts; however, criticism shall be addressed with a solution-based language through which our professionals can draw insights from lessons learnt. At IOSI, our goal is to improve and support our people in the security and intelligence profession. Writing Style
All work submitted must be easy to read and understand. Our suggestion is to use straightforward sentences to help readers understand all concepts presented; additionally, it is encouraged to use an active voice rather than a passive one. Grammar, syntax, and spelling must be checked and correct.
These are the following ideas:

  1. Be specific and concise
  2. Use an active voice when writing
  3. Address arguments in positive way
  4. Avoid overstating the same sentences
  5. Avoid the use of qualifiers

All written work should be understandable to all readers, regardless of their academic background. Articles must be relevant to law enforcement in its different shapes and forms. The inclusion of tables, drawings, charts, or photographs is welcomed. Articles must be original material – except all properly cited references in short passages. Article Length here will be content
Ideally, most articles to be published at IOSI shall comprise between 500 – 1,000 words. It becomes straightforward and less cumbersome when articles are short and concise. In the case that your article falls outside this guideline, please contact the Editor to discuss other ways of arranging it.
Intellectual Property
Contributors retain the intellectual property rights of their work. By submitting your work for publication at IOSI, you agree to undergo an editorial review; thus, necessary changes with the content might take place. In this sense, IOSI SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS may correct the grammar, syntax or edit your article in a clear and shorter way without ever changing your opinions and thoughts.
The Editorial team makes every effort to review that harassment does not take place on the IOSI PLATFORM. Along the same line, our team will be attentive and check misleading and inaccurate facts as well as opinions and statements. However, opinions that are emitted on articles and advertisements are the sole responsibility of the contributor or advertiser. The publisher, the editorial board, editors, their respective employees, officers, and agents accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the consequences of such misleading data coming from articles and advertisements.
IOSI would like to promote personal photographs that complement submitted articles. If you submit a personal photograph alongside your article, please indicate if you (or the respective institution with copyrights) would like to grant permission to IOSI for further use of such photograph.
IOSI strives to present each article in a manner where search engine optimization (SEO) is fully utilized. Our idea is that your article can be reached and read by as many people as possible. Your work will not only be featured on our social media platforms; our goal is that internet search engines can find these relevant articles based upon word search queries. As such, minor modifications by the Editorial team might be made to accommodate for this purpose.
Anonymous POST
We cannot succeed without the active involvement of citizens IN BUILDING A BETTER SOCIETY. This applies to all of us, not only for the people involved in politics, law enforcement or in the field of law. In society, we play different roles such as mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, friends, teachers, firefighters, rescuers, among others. All of us, irrespective of our roles, face constant security threats even when such are not blatantly evident. Specifically, the consequences that drug-trafficking has created, despite not being starkly evident, compromise all of us.
Here, IOSI comes in. The IOSI PLATFORM for members strives to serve as a changing actor in the old paradigm. IOSI wants to serve as the virtual safe space for every person involved in SECURITY AND INTELLIGENCE to accordingly express themselves without limitations in their opinions. To offer a trustworthy safe space, our platform allows everyone to publish articles anonymously, if they so desire; hence, drug trade among other critical matters in our society can be exposed confidently. In this sense, it is important to emphasize that IOSI neither censors nor spies. Fundamentally, our platform respects freedom of expression and the right of individuals to live in a secure society. Our team knows what it is like to be at the center of risk – All Lives Matter!
The purpose of posting anonymously is not, as it might seem, to break rules. The objective is to protect such a level of freedom that is important to our community, ourselves and our loved ones – dangers can arise if someone who wants (and can) uses certain information to access our identity. Our professional experience has shown us that this danger is not unrealistic.