Every analyst knows how to work with crime statistics, street intelligence, cellular analytics, facial recognition, LPR databases, and open sources, but have you thought about jail/corrections intelligence? This untapped resource is waiting to be utilized! Most tactical analysts assist in getting offenders off the streets and in custody, but that’s normally where their analysis ends. With my presentation, I hope to open analyst’s minds to include custody information that can be useful for keeping the community and law enforcement officers safe. I will cover a point system created to detect at-risk or aggressive indicators in inmates, provide examples of contraband collected in custody and how it relates to the streets, and present other types of intelligence that offenders are willing, and even unwittingly, share.
In May 2018, I graduated California Lutheran University with a bachelor's degree in Criminology/Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. I received my Advanced Crime Analysis Certificate from Portland State University in August 2018 and I interned for the analyst at LASO Malibu/Lost Hills Station for over a year and a half. In September 2018, I was hired as a Crime & Intelligence Analyst for the Ventura County Sheriff's Office where I spent my first year as the Vehicle Crime Analyst. Throughout 2019 and 2020, I was selected to receive two 1st place bulletin awards, one 3rd place bulletin award, and was honored to be chosen as the SCCIAA VP of Membership. In February 2020, I was offered to help build Ventura County’s first Jail Analyst position for a two years period. My contributions to creating the jail analyst spot by using innovative and creative ways to gather and distribute information both inside and outside the jails helped me achieve the 2020 Sheriff’s Innovation Award. Recently in 2022, I passed the baton to another analyst and I have been reassigned to Narcotics. However, the knowledge and experience I gained during my time as the Jail Analyst has continued to help me in my current position.
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