Crime Analysis Division

Responsibilities & Services

Crime analysis is defined as a set of systematic, analytical processes directed at providing timely and pertinent information relative to crime patterns and trends. This process assists the operational and administrative personnel in planning the deployment of resources for the prevention and suppression of criminal activities, aiding the investigative process, and increasing apprehensions and the clearance of cases.

Within this context, the Crime Analysis Division supports a number of department functions, including:
  • Administrative services, such as budgeting and program planning
  • Crime prevention
  • Investigations
  • Patrol deployment
  • Research and planning
  • Special operations
  • Tactical units