Crime Analysis Planning & Research

The initiation of a Planning and Research Division has helped move the department into the 21st century. Through the use of two prime areas of strategic planning which have proven to be very useful:

  • Crime Prevention
  • GIS based mapping technologies

The ability to create specialized and customized maps have allowed us to develop detailed plans for many neighborhood safety issues and has been used to organize searches for missing elderly persons.

This division is also now responsible for incorporating the Unified Crime Report (UCR) statistics.