Intelligence Division

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Lieutenant John Sikes

Contact Information:
Office Phone: (432) 335-4604


Lieutenant John Sikes commands the Special Operations Bureau’s:

Intelligence Unit (Cpl. Ian Kapets, Ms. Melinda Vasques, Ms. Mayra Hinojos)
Impact Unit (supervised by Sgt. Scottie Smith),

These Division’s main objective is to focus on the study of criminal
incidents for the purpose of identifying emerging patterns and active
crime series. This is often referred to as “tactical crime analysis”.
The purpose of this analysis is to help the agency identify and
apprehend offenders. The Intelligence Division also generates forecasts
about where and when an offender is likely to strike next.
The Intelligence Units carefully reviews and analyzes all information,
including crime reports, calls for service, arrest reports and other pertinent
information. The Division also provides crime mapping, data querying and
statistical reporting capabilities to all officers and investigators within
the Odessa Police Department.