Crime analysis is intended to provide currently useful information to assist operational personnel in meeting their tactical crime control, criminal apprehension and crime prevention objectives, and to assist command and administrative personnel in planning and strategic decision-making.
The crime analyst, though housed in the Criminal Investigations Division, supports the entire agency, from crime prevention to patrol to investigations. The analyst is responsible for reviewing all offense reports daily and tracking any trends that develop within the county by collecting, collating and analyzing local and regional crimes. Information on crime trends or potential suspects of regional crimes are disseminated both internally and externally to aid in cooperation of intelligence sharing between agencies affected.
The analyst also produces numerous and varied fliers for intelligence dissemination, from stolen property to wanted persons and crime trends and maintains access to numerous databases to assist in investigations.