Crime Analysis Unit

Ada County MapThe Crime Analysis Unit is a centralized unit for intelligence information with an objective to provide accurate and valuable information in a timely manner to meet the tactical, strategic and administrative needs within the Ada County Sheriff's Office. With the use of crime mapping software and satellite images, crimes and calls for service are mapped and analyzed. "Hot Spots" are identified and the information is gathered and passed on to patrol officers and detectives to assist them in directing their patrols on a daily basis.

The main goals of the CAU are to support the Sheriff's Office as well as other agencies in providing a safer community through the collection, collation and dissemination of data relating to crime trends and identification of possible suspects to increase efficiency in preventative patrols.