At a time when most people are waking up, or eating breakfast, the Spokane Police Department command staff is listening to crime analysts who will help determine where to place units to help curb crime across the city.
The officers inside the meeting�behind closed doors are hoping to make arrests by lunch.
"Supposedly there's oxycontin moving in and out of there," one analyst said about a suspected drug house.
"There were arrests in five of the incidents," an officer says of a recent success.
Police and crime analysts are working with a program called COMPSTAT, computer�software used in cities like�New York and Los Angeles and now being used in Spokane. COMPSTAT�tracks crime trends in the city and directs officers to go there more often in times of day when most of the crime happens.
"In order to make them more efficient with where they're spending their time in the field," Spokane Police Commander Brad Arleth said.
It's a process using crime�data that used to take�3-5 days, it�now takes hours.
COMPSTAT helped officers respond quickly to the home invasion earlier this week where a grandma was holding the intruder at gunpoint.