Criminal Intelligence Unit
The Criminal Intelligence Unit supports the enforcement efforts of the Riverside Sheriff’s Department in tracking organized criminal activities within the county. The Criminal Intelligence Unit collects, analyzes and disseminates information on the criminal activities of individuals, organized crime groups, emerging criminal groups, public disorder and terrorist groups, suspected of being involved in the actual or attempted planning, organizing, financing, or committing of one or more of the following criminal acts:
- Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs
- Unlawful Gambling
- Loan Sharking
- Threats to Public Officials
- Special/Sensitive Investigations
- Vice / Pornography
To that end, the Criminal Intelligence Unit is tasked with gathering and maintaining information that is criminal predicate driven and used to support ongoing investigations, and to help identify suspect(s) involved in criminal activities. The Criminal Intelligence Unit complies with federal guidelines (28 CFR Part 23 ) to preserve the integrity and confidentiality of the information received, and takes the necessary action.
Criminal Intelligence Unit also has members assigned to the:
Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF)
- JTTF’s mission is to "investigate acts of terrorism that affect the U.S., its interests, property and citizens, including those employed by the U.S. and military personnel overseas."
- The members from the Riverside Sheriff’s Department are identified as Task Force Officers and investigate acts of terrorism that impact the citizens of Riverside County.
Inland Regional Apprehension Team (IRAT)
- A multi-agency Task Force managed by the FBI to assist law enforcement agencies identify and locate individuals suspected of committing violent crimes.
Crime Analysis Support
The Crime Analysis Unit provides support to the Intelligence Unit and aids in their mission to provide intelligence to both administration and line-level officers. The intelligence analyst works towards gaining an understanding of who is doing what with whom by their focus on the relationship between persons and organizations involved in illegal and usually conspiratorial activities.
Both tactical and strategic action plans can be developed and implemented by gaining a better understanding of the criminal activities, membership, leadership, geographic range of activities, MO, connections to legitimate businesses, possible linkages to political corruption, financial status and affiliation with other criminal organizations.