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Crime Analysis Unit


The Crime Analysis Unit was established in July of 2007 after a successful pilot project. The unit's responsibilities include crime analysis, intelligence analysis, geographic information systems and geographic profiling. Several analysts working in the unit have received the highly regarded title of "Certified Law Enforcement Analyst" through the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA), making the SLMPD one of only six departments internationally to have more than one of the 58 CLEA certified analysts.

The analysts are responsible for both tactical and intelligence analysis. There is a crime analyst assigned to each of the SLMPD’s six police districts. The analyst is responsible for reading all crime reports for their assigned geography, analyzing that data, recognizing patterns, trends, and series hidden within those crime reports, and then communicating that information to the police commanders in the respective districts.

Crime and Intelligence Analysts are additionally responsible with assisting in long-term cases. Their responsibility mainly involves doing research, charting, organizing, and bringing to light links and relationships buried in the various sources of data presented to them.