Crime Impact Team
The Crime Impact Team (CIT) is deployed to areas in Santa Monica where crime most frequently occurs, operating in a high-visibility capacity with Officers driving marked patrol cars. While predominantly using a high-visibility model, CIT also works in plain clothes and unmarked cars to address specific crime problems that cannot be effectively addressed using traditional approaches. CIT works closely with the Police Department's Crime Analysis Unit to identify, analyze, and develop strategies to combat specific crime areas and problems.
The Crime Impact Team works directly with a County Probation and State Parole Agent. Agents are now co-located and assigned full-time to the Santa Monica Police Department. This approach allows the Police Department, in conjunction with the County and State, to ensure that those on probation and parolees are in compliance with the terms and conditions agreed upon for their release from custody.