Every law enforcement agency in the United States, regardless of size, must have the capacity to understand the implications of information collection, analysis and intelligence sharing. Accordingly, The National Crime Intelligence Sharing Plan recommends that all police agencies in the United States develop an intelligence capacity.
The Port Washington Police Department has been engaged in developing intelligence capacity since the beginning of 2006. Personnel assigned to this unit have attended schools offered by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Homeland Security, Michigan State University and the International Association for Crime Analysts. Personnel currently assigned to the Intelligence Unit are Officer Tom Kajtna, Officer Craig Czarnecki, Becki Hill and Annie Bialzik.
The purpose of the Port Washington Police Department's intelligence capacity is to simply prevent terrorism on the local front. We have accepted the fact that terrorism could touch our region and only by this acceptance can it be prevented or mitigated with a strong collaborative local effort.