The Crime Analysis Unit (CAU) was formed in November 2005. It is currently housed under the Criminal Investigations Bureau and the office is located in Sheriff’s Headquarters. There are five Research Analysts and one Systems Analyst assigned to the Unit. The Crime Analysis Unit is under the supervision of the Homicide Sergeant.
Crime Analysis is the most basic form of law enforcement analysis. Crime analysis allows an analyst to determine who is doing what to whom with its focus on crimes against persons and/or property. There are four types of analysis that are most often used by law enforcement analysts.
The analyst’s duties include the following operations and investigations support:
Creating photo line ups
Parolee Release Information
Crime Series / Patterns
BOLO’s / Fliers/ Bulletins / Wanted Posters generated by CAU or received from outside agencies that are relevant to Sheriff’s Department jurisdiction
City and Crime Specific Analysis
Public Records Database Research capability
Court Preparation Support
Link Analysis / Association Charts for Investigations