Analytical Units

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The mission, goals and objectives are to obtain, collect and analyze as much information as possible to be able to disseminate the information to all the Unit Leads in their station. It is a necessity to communicate the information with all the Leads to be able to aid them in their investigations in order to increase the apprehension of the offenders. This information will also be used to identify patterns and trends to be able to implement deterring measures. The analytical unit will be involved in the improvement of short and long-term decision making processes. The analytical unit will also have the ability to manage, allocate and deploy their resources to be able to stop as much criminal activity as possible. This will be done by …show more content…
By analyzing this information, it is upon the analyst to be able to identify types of offenders such as robbers or sex offenders. Another method of gathering information comes from analyzing calls-for-service data. Since most agencies are moving to combine tactical and strategic analysis’s this will consolidate the efforts of helping the investigators in apprehending criminals as well as helping the community policing efforts to eliminate the “Hot Spots”. Also, by combining these efforts, the production of valuable tactical and strategic analyses will greatly be improved. The analysts also have another very important role and that is the ability to direct how the law enforcement agency will handle certain types of crimes.

There are five analyst positions and they all have specific types of duties. The tactical analyst performs crime analysis duties. They develop bulletins from calls-for service, conduct historical data for general and specific crimes, and identify hot spots, patterns and trends for the investigators, as well as publish regular bulletins to keep the department informed on the criminal trends. The tactical analysts develop crime maps, rapports with outside agencies and research crimes from inside and outside their jurisdiction. By making written and oral presentations for the staff in their agency affords them the ability to disseminate accurate and relevant information in a timely manner. The tactical analyst also analyzes the Modus Operandi
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