The mission of the Newport News Police Department (NNPD) Criminal Intelligence Unit (CIU) is to collect, collate, evaluate, analyze and disseminate criminal intelligence information for law enforcement. These activities aim to protect the community and suppress criminal activity, while ensuring the preservation of an individual’s constitutional rights.
This unit is comprised of certified Criminal Intelligence Analysts who work toward 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. The information is disseminated to detectives within the unit and their supervisor to further ongoing investigations. An additional detective is assigned to the FBI-Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). The unit also houses the department’s Asset Forfeiture function, as well as Digital Forensics.
This unit supports ongoing NNPD criminal investigations and helps identify suspect(s) involved in criminal activity, in collaboration with our federal, state, and local partners. Members of this unit analyze information regarding organized crime, drug trafficking, money laundering, gambling, prostitution, sex offenders and predators, criminal gangs, hate groups, terrorist groups, civil disorders, public corruption, and more. The work results in the development of actionable criminal intelligence.