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Investigative Analysis Section

Investigative Analysis Section
100 West First Street, 6th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Investigative Analysis Section (IAS) is responsible for researching and writing a variety of reports on investigative issues; provides expert advice related to detective operations and investigative procedures; maintains and publishes the Department’s Detective Operations Manual, Homicide Manual, Search Warrant Service Procedures Guide, Detective Information Bulletins, Automated Property Information Management System Users Guide and the Property Disposition Coordinator’s Reference Guide. 

The Section’s primary mission is to develop, report and implement improvements in investigative techniques and procedures used by detectives. To that end, IAS:

  • Studies and assists in the development of automated systems useful to detective operations;
  • Evaluates technological advances that impact detective operations such as i-Base and Analyst Notebook;
  • Analyzes new or proposed legislation that may impact investigative functions;
  • Conducts ad-hoc statistical analysis of long-term crime trends;
  • Consolidates and maintains statistics from the monthly Detectives Activity Summary;
  • Audits and reviews Citywide compliance with established investigative procedures;
  • Prepares Police Bulletins on suspects or information wanted by detectives;
  • Monitors all City Council authorized rewards and assists in the publication of Reward Bulletins;
  • Coordinates and prepares the Detective Bureau budget; and,
  • Maintains research projects concerning investigative services.