Criminal Intelligence Bureau
The Criminal Intelligence Bureau is comprised of
three separate units: the Criminal Intelligence Unit, the
Electronic Unit, and the Fraud Unit.
Criminal Intelligence Unit
This unit functions as a staff support service to
the Tampa Police Department, and the law enforcement community in
both tactical and strategic intelligence. The unit is responsible
for gathering and analyzing information of any formally structured
group involved in criminal activity and disseminating this
information to the proper enforcement unit. They also oversee adult
use issues, tracking these issues and work in conjunction with city
licensing on adult entertainment and businesses that serve alcohol
and provide assistance for the formulation of city ordinances that
affect these businesses. The Intelligence Unit also assists in the
protection of dignitaries visiting the City of Tampa as well as
providing investigative and liaison services to the Executive Branch
of the City of Tampa.
The Electronic Unit is responsible for making
available to the investigator, highly technical and sophisticated
state of the art electronic surveillance components. The unit
provides an experienced technician trained to effectively obtain
quality evidentiary audio and video recordings desired to
successfully prosecute and convict criminal law violators.
Additionally, this unit is responsible for the new CCTV system
installed for the Republican National Convention, cell phones and
the maintenance of building security at One Police Center, the three
district offices and the communications center.
The Fraud unit is responsible for all long term
fraud related cases. These include Identity Theft, Exploitation of
the Elderly, Scams, Counterfeit Currency, Extortion and all member
of the team work with the IRS to combat the ever growing Tax Fraud