Our crime analyst position has become a vital tool for helping law enforcement respond to, solve, and even prevent crime. This position is currently filled by Investigator Paige Collins and reports directly to the investigations lieutenant. In her role, Investigator Collins proactively:
The crime analyst provides data reports from police activity on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis. She also provides data upon special requests from other entities, and provides data to internal department members on a weekly basis.
It is very important for local agencies to share information and data to assist with investigations. Each week, Investigator Collins and other local agencies share intelligence bulletins with each other to see if there are similar crimes occurring in different jurisdictions. These bulletins also provide critical officer safety information, photographs of suspects who need to be identified, and much more.