Law enforcement agencies and jurisdictions across the United States are increasingly recognizing the importance of using crime analysis to disrupt crime patterns in their communities. However, the question that many agencies face is, “Where do we start?” Agencies may look for outside help to address their crime analysis needs. The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC), for example, provides crime analysis training and technical assistance (TTA). However, while a third-party assessment of your unit may seem like the best first step, there are many practical steps that can be taken in-house that can help your agency move toward its crime analysis goals. In order to determine if you are ready to receive TTA, and to make sure it is customized for your specific needs, BJA NTTAC encourages reviewing the questions on the below checklist prior to requesting TTA.
Publication Date: June 10, 2021