Crime Analysis Team
Traditionally, law enforcement agencies have provided three functions: Administration, Investigations and Patrol. The Crime Analysis Team provides a fourth function: "Centralized Information Management." A number of internal and external sources are used to provide the vast array of products and services to the department.
The Crime Analysis Team provides a process for collecting, categorizing, analyzing, and disseminating timely, accurate, and useful information. Bulletins, crime summaries, statistical analyses, crime maps, tactical action plans, suspect leads, profiles, crime forecasts, and reports are a few of the information dissemination end-products.
The Crime Analysis Team supports a number of department functions including:
- Patrol deployment
- Special operations and tactical units
- Planning and research
- Crime prevention
- Administrative services
Crime Analysis may be used to identify crime patterns and trends, assist operational and administrative personnel in devising strategies for decreasing and preventing criminal activity, and aid in the investigative process.