In Minnesota, Security Execs and Police Focus on Joint Initiative

Partnership between police and security execs of state's largest companies aims to make community safer

But McCoy called the participating executives and public officials "the eyes and ears of the Twin Cities" and said it could be useful to share raw intelligence.

"Something that's meaningless to me, in a minor incident that has zero to do with my company, could have extreme relevance to an analyst who's got two or three other pieces of the puzzle," he said.