The Criminal Intelligence Unit's (CIU) function within the Norfolk Police Department involves the collection, organization, analysis, maintenance and dissemination of data concerning specific crimes, criminal activities and/or threats to the community.
As part of the intelligence function, CIU is responsible for investigating
Disruptive criminal enterprises
Ensure the rights governing free speech are protected
Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR)
Threats to public officials and judges
Additionally, CIU acts as the liaison unit with federal law enforcement agencies. CIU has one officer assigned to the F.B.I. Joint Terrorism Task Force.
The Criminal Intelligence Unit also coordinated First Amendment events with the Precinct Commanders and conducted departmental wide training on issues of free speech and domestic terrorism. Additionally, CIU fulfilled requests to conduct similar training to other state and federal law enforcement agencies.