Crime Analysis for Supervisors: Optimizing Analytical Function in Policing

Course Language: English
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  • April 1-June 21, 2024
  • July 1-September 20, 2024

This 12-week course is intended for managers and individuals of analytical units seeking to develop and improve the sustainability, professionalism, utilization, and legacy of their analytical capacities. The purpose is to aid law enforcement agencies in effectively designing and implementing a long-term data-driven infrastructure that professionalizes analytical efforts and exceptionally serves the agency and community. This course provides various strategies and tools to build an agency’s analytical capacity and legacy in a way that nurtures, grows, and retains quality analytical function and purpose.

Student Testimonial: “…it has been tough for me, as a new supervisor, to come up with my own ideas for making any changes or improvements to our unit and connecting more with my team. Dawn’s class really made me look at EVERYTHING we do and identify even small changes that could make what we do more impactful. Her class also taught me to start asking the why and look for the purpose; and her class forced me to create timelines for projects I really have not been able to complete. Even if an agency has a great unit, new analysts and new or up and coming analyst supervisors will absolutely benefit from this training. Dawn puts a lot of time into providing feedback to her students and asks questions that made me look at things differently and more in detail to improve on things I thought didn’t need to be changed.”   Tanya DePalmo, Crime Analysis Unit Supervisor (Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Orlando, FL)

Required textbook: Building a Crime Analysis Legacy, Dawn Reeby. ISBN 979-8986417301


This is an advanced level course. Students are suggested to have 2-3 years of experience.

Students should expect a time commitment of 3-5 hours per week to gain a passing grade. The course will be graded as a pass/fail. This is not a self-paced course; we will advance to each new topic week as a group. Students can login anytime to work as needed, there are no live sessions. Participation throughout the course is required for a passing grade. As a rule, bulk submissions of your work during the last week of class will not be accepted unless you have received prior authorization from the instructor. 

Invitations to the learning platform will be sent the week before class starts. For more information on how the 12-week online classes work, please see our FAQs page.

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