In 2019, the Orlando (FL) Police Department (OPD) engaged in a three-year process to realign, redesign, and launch a centralized Crime Center to support intelligence-led policing strategies. Through support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) Crime Analysis on Demand Initiative, OPD worked with IDEA Analytics’ CEO, Dr. Jessica Herbert, to implement evidence-based practices and build OPD’s analytical capabilities.
The Orlando Police Department Crime Center Case Study captures OPD’s path to establishing their Crime Center. The case study highlights the changes and successes they have achieved on this journey. It is also intended to inform other agencies interested in developing or enhancing their crime analysis functions to support public safety needs.