Melinda Harris Bio

Melinda Harris is the Senior Crime Analyst at the Chattanooga Police Department.  She built the unit to 4 analysts who provides all levels of Crime Analysis to include administrative, DDACTS, intelligence, gang, & predictive analytics.

She holds a B.S. from Tennessee Technological University. Prior to joining the department in 2010, she has over 20 years of private sector work as a DBA and GIS Administrator.

Daily Reports include statistics, crime mapping, & predictive analytics for districts and units, media and public presentations as well as for grant applications. Access point for Open Records Requests for citizens and public officials. Frequently an integral part at public information meetings and at area schools. Crucial participant in the upgrade and automation of our RMS system in 2013 and wrote 90% of all sql queries necessary after upgrade for all departments.