The Crime Analysis Unit supports the Department by providing information on identified patterns and crime trends. This unit provides operational data used by the Department to identify “hot spots” and zone analysis. Through the compilation of monthly statistical data and year-to-date comparisons, the Department is able to readily identify specific resource needs. The Department is able to allocate personnel to areas where crime trends show and elevated risk, increasing the chances of capturing suspects in the act of committing crime. Additionally, this unit provides administrative support to the Criminal Investigative and Narcotics Divisions.

C. Westphal

Crime Analysis Specialist