The Saanich Police Intelligence Section commenced operation in September, 2001. It was created to provide a more comprehensive approach to Criminal Intelligence matters and to provide a proactive response to several identified areas of concern. The Section was intended to be an asset to every division. It is staffed by a civilian Crime Analyst and a Police Sergeant.
The primary focus of the Intelligence Section is the gathering, analysis and dissemination of information. The operation of the Section falls into two distinct and vital areas, namely Criminal Intelligence and Crime Analysis.