Integrating Crime Analysis

The Integration of Crime Analysis Into Patrol Work: A Guidebook

Source: 

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services

Author(s): 

Bruce Taylor, Rachel Boba, and Jeff Egge

The Integration of Crime Analysis Into Patrol Work: A Guidebook explores the data and analysis needs of patrol officers and the importance of analysis throughout the police organization. This guidebook explores the current state of the field as it relates to the use of crime analysis and analytical products, the needs of the police organization, and best practices in crime analysis and data collection as they relate to patrol work. The guidebook also illustrates the work of a select group of agencies that successfully integrated crime analysis into patrol services. Helpful examples of crime analysis products are provided. The purpose of this document is to offer guidance to law enforcement agencies on integrating data collection and crime analysis into regular patrol work within a community policing context.

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