The objective of the Criminal Intelligence Unit (CIU) is to provide an effective and efficient intelligence capability in support of the agency's overall mission. The CIU collects, analyzes, assesses, and then disseminates criminal, or potentially criminal, intelligence to decision-makers so that appropriate criminal activity is targeted and law enforcement efforts are focused on established priorities. The unit also supports active investigations through the provision of analytical services and products for cases designated as a priority.
This unit also includes a member of the Joint Terrorism Task Force. All matters regarding homeland security are handled through the homeland security component of this unit.
The CIU Supervisor/Homeland Security Director is Bob Hamilton.