The Intelligence Unit operates under the intelligence-led policing concept. Intelligence-led policing is a collaborative enterprise based on improved intelligence operations, community-oriented policing and problem solving by fully understanding the operating environment. The key to more effective policing includes greater information sharing, improved communication and enhanced coordination effort and resource allocation.
Intelligence Unit detectives and analysts collect, analyze and disseminate information regarding current crime trends and organized criminal gangs in Middlesex County. This information is shared to law enforcement agencies in Middlesex County and throughout the state through several intelligence based databases where the information can be corroborated through investigative means. The Unit also assists local municipal agencies with intelligence, equipment and manpower.