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Carlsbad Police Chief Honors Officers, Civilians and Heroes (News)

Crime Analyst Cindy Tran was awarded the Medal of Merit for her role in developing procedures using statistical information and crime mapping to enable officers to predict where future crimes may occur and identify crime trends throughout San Diego County.

Analyst officer takes a byte out of crime (News)

Jaeger is the Police Department's crime analyst. His tool of the trade is primarily a computer.

His position "is part of our overall strategy to provide research- and evidence-based policing on the street," Eau Claire Police Chief Jerry Matysik said.

Jaeger provides objective data the department's officers can rely upon to make decisions. He puts the city's crime data into easily understandable maps and charts, "which helps us understand what's driving crime and where it's located," Matysik said.

New Bend PD crimes analyst tracking trends (News)

BEND, Ore. -
Bend police wanted a way to track crime, and possibly even stop it before it occurs. So they recently created a new position and hired a crimes analyst to research and track trends -- and it's already paying off.

Armed with technology, an ability to see patterns and experience with crime in Los Angeles , Nancy Watson is now part of Bend's police force.

Crime analyst helps solicitor's team target 'worst of the worst' (News)

The career criminals Dylan Hightower has helped put behind bars watch him every day.

They peer at him from mug shots posted on a bulletin board in the 14th Judicial Circuit Solicitor's Office. They've received sentences ranging from 25 years to life.

Hightower, a crime analyst trained by the S.C. Law Enforcement Division, joined the Solicitor's Office about six months ago to help its Career Criminal Prosecution Team go after "the worst of the worst," said solicitor Duffie Stone.

Hightower is charged with proving which detainees are the repeat offenders -- the career criminals -- who commit most of the violent crimes.

Crime data analysts help sheriff's office solve more cases (News)

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. —
Computers have changed crime fighting, and Channel 9 has learned the Orange County Sheriff's Office will upgrade a department that few people even know exists: a team of analysts who use data to solve crimes.

Analyst identifies bank robber (Success Stories)

Tlucko emerged as a suspect, thanks in large part to the efforts of Laura Manning, a crime analyst with Saanich police. Manning came up with Tlucko’s name by plugging details and descriptions from the case into the police computer system and poring through mugshots.

Making Cell Site Analysis Accessible (News)

The Cellular Analysis Mapping Program (CAMP) is changing the way cell site analysis and mapping is performed. Designed for crime analysts and law enforcement investigators, CAMP automates the mapping of call detail records from cell phone companies such as AT&T, Cricket, MetroPCS, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile, and Verizon. CAMP uses a simple push-button interface to rapidly take cell site information and visualize that data in Google Earth and Microsoft MapPoint.

By employing automatic recognition algorithms to determine the service provider of cellular records, CAMP cuts through the confusion of having to know the ins and outs of various data formats. CAMP determines the cell phone company, makes the appropriate interpretation of the records, and maps that data.

CAMP has been used to forensically analyze thousands of cellphone records, for hundreds of cases, the results of which have been used in dozens of criminal trials.

Crimes prevented with data analysis (News)

Police forces on P.E.I. are using new tools and techniques to analyze crime data, and having success not only in catching criminals but preventing crime.

Glen McGrath, a former RCMP officer who is now a civilian working for the force as a crime analyst, said crunching numbers isn't as dull as it might sound.

Analyst helps bust crime ring in Canada (Success Stories)

A crime analyst led to the arrest of a property crime ring that sold their ill-gotten goods to local pawn shops.

Working with the analyst, the RCMP's Community Response Unit studied the offenders and their method of operation when committing crimes.

The arrest resuled in over $10,000 worth of stolen property beings recovered from the shops and returned to the rightful owners.

New tactics to beat the burglars (News)

Police yesterday launched a new burglary awareness campaign across Doncaster with a ground-breaking approach.

Special teams of officers have been set up to provide immediate response to burglaries and to help make surrounding properties harder to break into.

It is based on ‘predictive analysis’ of crime information to map out the areas of Doncaster most likely to be targeted by crooks.

Data playing bigger role for first responders (News)

When Fargo Police Chief Keith Ternes joined the department 25 years ago, officers would come to work, gather around a table, take notes from a sergeant about the latest crimes and hop into their patrol cars.

“And then for the most part we just kind of scattered into the wind,” Ternes said.

These days, the department analyzes crime data to direct those resources more efficiently. And the practice is about to receive even greater focus with the creation of a crime data analyst position.

Police Athletic League volunteer wins national honor (News)

As a crime analyst for the Fort Pierce Police Department, April Lee describes her work as being like a detective behind the scenes.

Lee, 42, routinely spends her days examining crime patterns and statistics in the city in an effort to help the department best determine where to devote its resources.

And for more than a decade, she has also been active as a volunteer with the Fort Pierce Police Athletic League. Lee’s efforts with the PAL program were recognized this fall when she was chosen as the National Police Athletic League Volunteer Woman of the Year.

Police strategy reducing crime, crashes (Success Stories)

The strategy, which involves a highly visible police presence, is based on the premise that high crime areas often overlap with highly crash-prone areas.

The DDACTS strategy, which involves deploying three and sometimes more patrol cars in the corridor at targeted times, also is linked to a 30.8 percent decline in injury accidents, to 18 during the two-year period following the DDACTS launch from 26 during the prior two years.

Behavioral Data and the Future of Predictive Policing (News)

Using statistics and analytical data to predict criminal activity has become standard practice in many police departments across the United States. Crime forecasting may get more accurate as new computer algorithms are developed, but experts believe that fresh data streams, not technology advancements, will drive innovation in predictive policing during the next 20 years.

Chile: Analysis system prevents crime (News)

SANTIAGO, Chile –The Chilean police has a new weapon to fight crime: data.

The Tactical Crime Analysis System (STAD) allows the Carabineros de Chile to analyze crimes and deploy effective strategies and tactics to areas that are hotbeds of criminal activity.

The STAD compiles a database of the most socially significant crimes, such as burglaries with the use of violence, automobile and property theft, assaults and homicides, among others that are reported to each of the Carabineros’ 182 headquarters nationwide.

Analyst appointed to assess business crime (News)

A business crime analyst has been appointed in an effort to establish for the first time the true cost of crime to Scottish companies.

Analysts critical to fighting crime (News)

Police departments across the Coachella Valley are more often relying on technology-driven crime analysis to help curb burglaries, robberies, assaults and other common crimes — and predict where the next might occur.

Spurred by leaps forward in technology, the crime analysis profession has taken off in recent decades, and police say they’ve grown more reliant on the information.

Crime analyst Norman earns award (News)

Garner NC Police Department Crime Analyst Lauren Norman was recognized by her peers on Sept. 11 when she was awarded a second‐place prize for a threat assessment bulletin at the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA) annual training conference in Henderson, Nev.

Twisted Crime Stats Damaging (News)

''If you have incorrect statistics figures, then you will certainly have ineffective and faulty police strategies against criminal elements,'' said Purisima.

Retired intelligence officer puts to use his skills as a Criminal Analyst (News)

One of Berikoff's jobs is to determine "the times that burglars normally commit their crimes, and hopefully come up with the locations, so we can advise the patrol deputies, and they increase the patrols in that area," he says.

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Police Foundation (Website)

A national, nonpartisan, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting innovation and improvement in policing through its research, professional services, technical assistance, and communication programs. Established in 1970, the foundation has conducted seminal research in police behavior, crime analysis, policy, and procedure, and works to transfer to local agencies the best information about practices for dealing with a range of important police operational and administrative concerns.

George Mason University Center for Evidence Based Crime Policy (Website)

The Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy (CEBCP), housed within the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University, seeks to make scientific research a key component in decisions about crime and justice policies. The CEBCP carries out this mission by advancing rigorous studies in criminal justice and criminology through research-practice collaborations, and proactively serving as an informational and translational link to practitioners and the policy community. View one-page summaries of research here, and the video library here.

NLECTC TechBeat (Website)

Dedicated to reporting developments in technology for law enforcement, corrections and forensic science.

 
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