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Criminal Intelligence Unit

The DCI operates a Criminal Intelligence Unit that assists local, state and federal government by collecting, analyzing, and disseminating criminal intelligence information to support criminal investigations.

The Intelligence Unit:

  • Serves as the manager and the database center for the SD Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN).
  • Provides fast, accurate criminal statistical data to serve the needs of investigators and policy makers, via criminal analysts
  • Is the liaison for a variety of federal services available to law enforcement to support them in their duties. These include:
    • Interpol, which assists in crimes that cross international borders
    • Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) , which assists in fighting white collar financial crime
    • El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) , which assists in crimes involving illegal drug, weapon, and alien smuggling into the United States
    • Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP) , a program of the FBI which collects information on homicides that may be serial
    • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), which assists in crimes involving missing and exploited children
  • Serves as the statewide Missing Persons Clearinghouse.
  • LEADS (Lead Evaluation Assignment Dissemination System) PDF form