What is Crime Analysis?
The Nashua Police Department is committed to creating a culture that emphasizes proactive community policing through the systematic analysis of data and through the assessment of policing efforts. Examining the complex nature of problems and evaluating the effectiveness of prevention and crime reduction strategies will help ensure that the Department reaches its overall goal to best serve the Nashua community.
“Crime Analysis” is the unit within the agency responsible for providing information that will help the agency prevent, reduce, and solve crime and disorder. Crime Analysis collects data from a wide variety of sources and uses statistical techniques, data querying and aggregation methods, crime mapping applications, and qualitative research methods to turn this raw data into information that the police department can use.
Crime Analysis also exists to assist Nashua residents and prospective Nashua residents with their crime and disorder concerns. Please feel free to call (603-589-1648) if you have any questions about Crime Analysis or crime and safety concerns in Nashua. **Please note that this is for Crime Analysis purposes only. To report a crime, please call (603) 594-3500 or the Nashua Crime Line at (603) 589-1665.**
Current Crime Analyst?
The current Crime Analyst, Dawn Reeby, joined the Nashua Police Department in March 2008. Ms. Reeby has a Master’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in Criminal Justice. She started her career in the Crime Analysis Unit at the Lowell Police Department in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1998, and has since spent several years producing analyses to guide strategy development for state and local agencies, particularly focusing on community crime prevention strategies. Ms. Reeby holds memberships with the Massachusetts Association of Crime Analysts (MACA) and the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA). Ms. Reeby is committed to developing systems that ensure timely and accurate analyses in a collaborative effort between police and the public that will result in the prevention and reduction of crime and disorder.