The Tempe Police Department Crime Analysis Unit is made up of two centers that are focused on different types of crime analysis.
- The Strategic Planning Analysis & Research Center (SPARC) is focused on long-term data analysis including strategic and administrative crime analysis as well as traditional police planning and research work.
- The Crime and Intelligence Center (CIC) is focused on short-term data analysis including tactical crime analysis and intel analysis.
A third branch of crime analysis includes sworn analysts that report to the East Valley Gang & Criminal Information Fusion Center and High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA)
The Crime Analysis Unit also assists with City Performance Measures, particularly those that fall under the Safe and Secure Communities strategic priority. Click here to see information and data on these Performance Measures.