Crime Analysis and Research & Development Section
The Crime Analysis and Research & Development section, led by Joe Ryan, is recognized as a leading force in turning data and information into better crime fighting. This highly skilled team is comprised of dedicated individuals working to support the Sheriff's efforts to solve community problems and reduce crime.The crime analysts are centralized, but fully mobile and support diverse units in divisions agency-wide including: investigations, patrol, and homeland security.
Information is the heart of the section. Whether it is finding suspects or identifying patterns, improving responses or securing grants to better our abilities, the Crime Analysis and Research & Development section is at the forefront of both micro and macro level analysis. With experience and expertise in analysis, logistics, best practices, research, data-mining, and a myriad of cutting edge software applications, the team plays a key role in shaping our Intelligence-Led Policing activities.
The section is nationally recognized as a leader and often presents at conferences or seminars throughout the country. They also partner with organizations such as the IACA (International Association of Crime Analysts), IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police), and the COPS office (Office of Community Oriented Policing Services) as well as partnering on research projects with universities such as the University of Florida, Rutgers, John Jay, and Michigan State.
Articles and Journal Studies
Click here to read 'Analyze This-a good crime analyst works with police to improve investigations' by Jamie Roush, Law Officer Volume 5 Issue 11 November 1, 2009
Click here to read the www.Lawofficer.com article 'Jacksonville Sheriff's Office on the Cutting Edge,' August 14, 2008.
Click here to read 'Enhancing the Problem-Solving Capacity of Crime Analysis Units' written by Matt White, Crime Analysis and Research & Development Manager , published by the Center for Problem Oriented Policing, 2008.
Click here to read the iXReveal Case Study: Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, 2007.
Click here to read 'City of Jacksonville, FL Maximizes its Applications for Pictometry Technology' published by Directions Magazine on December 18, 2006.
Audio and Video Recordings
Click here to listen to Deborah Osborne interview Matt White, Crime Analysis and Research & Development Manager on Blog Talk Radio, October 3, 2008.
Click here to view the JSO iXReveal training video.