The Intelligence Unit (Intel Unit) combines computerized crime analysis with community based information obtained from citizens and officers on the street. The Intel Unit is staffed by three detectives and a crime analyst who collect, analyze and disseminate information relating to crime trends and patterns. This unit uses “intelligence-driven policing” to reduce crime by directing police and community resources as early as possible to problem areas or topics.
The Intel Unit works closely with the other two Investigations units as well as the Field Services Division to address crime in our community and is also instrumental in the department’s COMPSTAT program.
In addition, the Intel Unit leads the department’s Sex Offender Registration Compliance Oversight Program (SORCOP) in registering, monitoring and (in some cases) investigating offenders required to register under state and federal law. SORCOP has made the Fargo Police Department the most progressive law enforcement agency in the region in managing registered offenders to ensure compliance with the law.