Intelligence Division

Lieutenant John Sikes commands the Special Operations Bureau's:

  • Intelligence Unit (Corporal Ian Kapets, Ms. Melinda Vasques, Ms. Mayra Hinojos)
  • Impact Unit (supervised by Sergeant Scottie Smith)

The Division's main objective is to focus on the study of criminal incidents for the purpose of identifying emerging patterns and active crime series; this is often referred to as "tactical crime analysis". The purpose of this analysis is to help the agency identify and apprehend offenders.

The Intelligence Division also generates forecasts about where and when an offender is likely to strike next. The Intelligence Units carefully reviews and analyzes all information, including crime reports, calls for service, arrest reports and other pertinent information. The Division also provides crime mapping, data querying and statistical reporting capabilities to all officers and investigators within the Odessa Police Department.