The Cambridge Police department in Boston utilizes crime analysis. The crime analysis unit reviews information that includes crime reports, calls for service, arrest reports, notices from other agencies, and crime phenomena such as series, sprees, hot spots, and trends. The information is then spread to the rest of the department once the problem is identified. This information is used by patrol and investigative commanders to come up with strategies that address emerging or ongoing problems with crime. Units produced: Annual and Quarterly Crime Reports, written for the public as well as the police department, and available on our Publications page. Daily Crime Bulletin, a compilation of serious crimes, patterns, and other information, available only to police personnel. A customized crime analysis database. Frequent Command Staff Crime Briefings Neighborhood reviews for Neighborhood Sergeants Meetings. Other maps, notices, bulletins, and reviews on demand. BridgeStat, a monthly public reported detailing crime and disorder issues in the City as well as police and citizen responses. Ventura County in California utilizes crime analysis functions that involves systematic analysts for identifying in analyzing patterns and trends in crime. These patterns help deploy resources in an effective way it helps detectives identify an apprehend suspects. Crime analysts occur at various levels such as tactical, operational, and strategic. Analyst study crime reports arrest supports in police calls to determine patterns, series, and trends. These phenomena are analyzed to predict future occurrences and issue bulletins, reports, and alerts to staff members. They then work alongside command staff to develop strategies and tactics that are effective to address crime trends.
Based off of your peer’s post answer the following and write it as a response to your peer’s post:
Critically examine the initial postings of your peers and provide substantive feedback to at least 2 postings. In your replies, critique and compare the crime analysis operations of the different agencies.