I started The Crime Analyst's Blog because I saw a number of news stories about crime, cops and crime analysis and wanted an easy way to share them with the officers in the police department where I work. Over the years that I have been writing it, my audience has grown outside my agency. It is my belief that law enforcement works best when modern policing techniques such as data driven policing, problem oriented policing or intelligence led policing are used to make agencies more efficient in serving their communities. You'll often see these ideas in the articles I write.
I spent over 26 years working for a mid-sized police department in central Texas. I spent the first 14 years as a police officer working assignments in uniformed patrol or detectives with assignments investigating juvenile crime and child abuse, crimes against persons, as well as narcotics and vice. I then gave up my badge and gun and became the civilian supervisor of our department's crime analysis unit.
I am now retired from law enforcement.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed are entirely my own and are not those of my employers past and present. Posting does not constitute an endorsement. Yada, yada, yada...