Strategic Planning Section
Strategic Planning includes Analysis and Research, CALEA/Policy, Research Analyst and the department IT Coordinator.
The Peoria Police Department is an Internationally Accredited Law Enforcement Agency through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). The program is maintained and compliance is ensured through the Strategic Planning Section. Accreditation ensures that the department continues to maintain exemplary, professional standards established by CALEA. The department was the first law enforcement agency in the west valley to earn CALEA accreditation, becoming the 442nd internationally accredited law enforcement agency in July 1997.
Agencies that achieve accreditation are reviewed every three years to ensure that the CALEA standards are maintained. The process the department goes through is extensive. Every aspect of the Peoria Police Department’s operations are scrutinized during accreditation, from staffing levels and training, to budget and onsite standards review, it is all assessed in order to determine whether or not certain criteria are being met. The department’s personnel, policies, and procedures are measured against 444 different recognized law enforcement standards for compliance.
CALEA is a not-for-profit corporation formed in 1979 to establish a universal body of standards for law enforcement agencies. The goals of the accreditation process are to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of law enforcement, cooperation between law enforcement agencies, and public confidence in the police force.
The Department IT Analyst assigned to the Technical Services Bureau acts as the agency’s liaison to the City’s Information Technology Department. In addition, the Department IT Analyst is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the Department’s Mobile Data Computer (MDC’s) system which consist of laptops in every patrol car for the purpose of receiving call dispatch information as well as State/FBI responses to wants and warrants checks. Other Department IT Analyst duties include general assistance and troubleshooting of the Department’s 150+ personal computers, research of applications and new technology, and implementation of specialty applications. The IT Analyst is also responsible for coordinating the deployment and training of all new technological projects such as the automated online briefing system, the Coplink data sharing program, MDC mapping, wireless report writing, document imaging, electronic ticketing, wireless connectivity, and the MCSO automated booking system.
The Peoria Police Department’s Crime Analysis Unit is comprised of one full-time crime analyst. The unit performs all three types of Crime Analysis: Tactical, Strategic, and Administrative.