AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “Working as we often do here in Los Angeles on a shoestring budget, we’ve crafted something that in some ways goes beyond what they have in New York,” said LAPD Chief William Bratton, a former top cop in New York as well. The crime analysis center is an extension of the department’s focus on a statistically driven approach to policing that Bratton implemented when he took over as chief in 2002. Under his leadership, LAPD officials constantly analyze crime patterns and redeploy resources accordingly. The Realtime Analysis unit takes the approach a step further by giving officers a resource to check in with at any time of the day or night for crime analysis. It will take feeds from city Department of Transportation cameras and be a central response point for the aftermath of natural disasters as well as crimes. The new system will allow officers to make connections right away between crimes in different parts of the city in a way they were not able to do before, said Capt. Blake Chow, head of the unit. “Very often the processing of criminal patterns between various areas was inefficient,” he said. The unit will also help with interagency cooperations, officials said, with the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms already expressing interest in using it as a resource. The members of the Police Commission said they are hopeful the unit will help with connecting the dots of crime around the city. “This does represent 21st-century policing,” said President John Mack. Dan Laidman, (213) 978-0390 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Los Angeles Police Department has opened a 24-hour operations center in a City Hall basement to provide instant crime and emergency analysis, officials said Tuesday. The operation is the central piece of a newly created LAPD unit known as the Realtime Analysis Critical Response Division, which launched last week, officials told the Police Commission in a briefing. The unit is modeled after a 24-hour crime information processing center in New York, which LAPD officials visited last year. While New York spent $15 million developing its center, Los Angeles consolidated existing analytical functions into a single command post at a fraction of the cost. However, no figures were available.