The Intelligence-Led Policing Section was established on June 14, 2011, to advance the agency’s crime fighting initiatives to a modern-day philosophy. The Intelligence-led Policing Section (ILP) informs critical decisions across all components of the Pasco Sheriff’s Office through the cultivation and dissemination of strategic, operational, and tactical intelligence. Analysts provide actionable intelligence aimed at crime and harm reduction, disruption, and prevention. The Intelligence-led Policing Section consists of 17 members, including a director, manager, and 15 analysts in varying levels and roles.
Two strategic analysts (a mid-level strategic analyst and a senior strategic analyst) develop products that offer insight and understanding to help inform big-picture decisions pertaining to policy formation, planning, resource allocation, manpower deployment, and the agency’s overall crime fighting efforts. The strategic analysts define and identify prolific offenders and form the district STAR boxes. The strategic analysts also conduct long term analysis and assessments such as population projections, staffing studies, deployment studies, and zone boundary studies.
The district analysts are responsible for having a broader understanding of crime problems facing the district. The Crime Analyst in each district is tasked with reviewing incident reports, field contacts, tips, and other sources of information and data with a targeted focus on the Big 4 and select violent crimes. The overarching goal of the crime analysts is to accurately interpret the criminal environment and determine what crime problems their respective district is truly facing. The criminal intelligence analysts in each district are focused on identifying why the problem exists and providing actionable intelligence to influence members to reduce crime, disrupt criminal networks, and prevent future crimes from occurring. The District analysts work periodically from the District offices to increase the effective and efficient flow of information with an effort to fill intelligence gaps and work more closely with District Commanders to influence decisions on resource allocation and deployment.
A criminal intelligence analyst assigned to Organized Crime focuses on organized crime groups operating within and from Pasco County. This position is tasked with coordinating intelligence involving gangs and organized theft, fraud, and drug rings. These types of groups operate without borders, so it is imperative to have an analyst who can liaison with other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to ensure we are connecting the dots between the various jurisdictions. The organized crime analyst will routinely share intelligence with the district analysts so our members are informed of crime groups and their related activity as well as trends that other law enforcement agencies are seeing that have the potential to impact Pasco County.
A criminal intelligence analyst is assigned to Juvenile Offenders and Child Protective Investigations (CPI). This analyst works closely with the child protective investigators to assist with focusing investigations and ensuring our limited resources are best spent working with families to prevent children from falling into a life of crime or becoming dependent on social services. This analyst is also responsible for coordination with the school resource officers and CPI detectives in an attempt to identify trends in child victimization and juvenile crime with a focus on preventing future incidents.
A crime analyst is assigned to the Court Services Bureau. The court services analyst is instrumental in continuing the collection of intelligence once our prolific and other targeted offenders enter the detention center. Capitalizing on these information sources can better inform investigations and our tactics across the agency. The court services analyst works closely with commanders in the jail to inform them of trends or potential problems that may impact the detention facility.
Lastly, the Real-Time Crime Center (RTCC) consists of ten crime analysts and a RTCC Analyst Supervisor. The RTCC allows analysts to leverage and aggregate multiple data sources to improve situational awareness, enhance officer safety, and better inform decision making on calls for service in real-time. Analysts evaluate calls for known threats or other indicators known to law enforcement that may indicate a perceived threat and have an impact on officer safety. Moreover, this real-time awareness will provide analysts and deputies with a shared understanding of the crime environment, reduce time spent on investigations, and help to resolve cases in real-time by developing and providing suspect information and location data.
Another key responsibility of the ILP section is maintaining tips received from citizens about crime and those responsible for its commission. Citizen derived tips greatly assist the Sheriff’s Office by providing leads to cases in an anonymous forum. If you have a tip, we encourage you to call our tip line at 800-706-2488 or submit it online.