Analysis is one of the most effective tools available to support law enforcement agencies
today. It allows for the efficient use of law enforcement resources, the production of workable
strategies and the successful completion of investigations and prosecutions.
Regardless, only a minority of law enforcement agencies have analytic bureaus,
departments or units. The ‘traditional’ approach to enforcement--street investigation. confidential
informants, undercover operations--in reality, focuses on the But collected data is worthless
unless it is collection of data is both significant to the case and understandable. Analysis shows
what proofs you have and what are missing. Analysis organizes the information in a way that
increases the possibility of successful prosecution. The analytic function helps set both tactical
and strategic priorities and ensures a thorough and efficient criminal justice system.