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The Intelligence reports directly to the Assistant Chief of the Investigative Services Bureau.
The mission of the St. Petersburg Police Department Intelligence Unit is to identify, reduce and prevent criminal activity in the City of St. Petersburg, with maintaining public safety a priority. This includes monitoring current and developing threats, conducting threat assessments, providing dignitary protection, and conducting special investigations.
The St. Petersburg Police Department recognizes the necessity of maintaining the delicate balance between the needs of intelligence systems and the rights of the individual in a democratic society. Therefore, guidelines and procedures have been formulated to accomplish the Unit’s mission while maintaining this balance.
The primary goal of the Intelligence Unit will be the development of strategic intelligence assessments designated to:
The secondary goal of the St. Petersburg Police Intelligence Unit will be the development of tactical intelligence data designed to:
The objectives of this Unit are:
In order to fulfill the aforementioned goals and objectives, the St. Petersburg Police Department Intelligence Unit is responsible for collecting, evaluating, analyzing, and disseminating crime intelligence data on any and all person(s), groups or organizations that engage in activities defined as "criminal" by Federal and State legislatures. Of primary significance will be organized criminal activity to include, but not limited to, the following crimes: