Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, Boston Massachusetts

Intelligence and Data Unit Chief


The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office (SCDAO) is seeking an experienced manager with exceptional technical investigation and analytical skills to lead its new Intelligence Analysis and Data Unit (IADU). The IADU will help drive the integration of prosecutorial, intelligence and data gathering, and analysis functions into one centralized organization. The primary objective of the IADU is to facilitate through intelligence collection and analysis the prevention, reduction, and prosecution of narcotics and neighborhood crimes by adults and juveniles. The Chief of IADU, along with the Chiefs of the Narcotics and Asset Forfeiture Unit, Gang Unit, and the Juvenile Unit, will work with the Chief of the Crime Strategies Bureau (CSB) and Senior Trial Counsel to CSB to implement a strategy of intelligence integration and data-driven prosecution. The Chief is responsible for the day-to-day management of the IADU, which is comprised of intelligence analysts, technical investigators, and support staff and will lead the effort to coordinate the most effective and efficient approach in addressing chronic crime.


  • Serve as a member of the District Attorney’s leadership team and support the District Attorney’s policy priorities by identifying opportunities to advance them through investigations and prosecutions, legislative initiatives, and collaborations with other law enforcement and community partners.
  • Serves as the subject matter expert for all technical and intelligence matters.
  • Manage team of intelligence analysts, technical and forensic investigators, and support staff.
  • Coordinate intelligence gathering efforts with law enforcement partners to identify areas with high percentage of criminal activity and individuals who drive criminal conduct.
  • Assist the CSB in collecting and utilizing data to drive decisions regarding investigations, prosecutions, sentencing, and defendants’ participation in alternative-to-incarceration programs.
  • Achieve the objectives of the IADU by:
    • Creating an IADU that is responsible for collecting, verifying, and analyzing intelligence and data from law enforcement partners and community sources;
    • Coordinating efforts among the three prosecutorial units to strategize in the reduction, identification, and prosecution of crime;
    • Utilizing gathered and analyzed intelligence and data to engage in proactive and strategic investigations and prosecutions of gang-related crimes, youthful offenders, and narcotics activity;
    • Expanding wiretap investigations to gang-related activity and prosecutions of crimes resulting from such electronic investigations;
    • Cultivating and maintaining relationships with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to obtain intelligence and data;
    • Maintaining the unction of the asset forfeiture process from narcotics activity.
  • Foster a fully synchronized, cohesive enterprise that integrates intelligence into operational functions and drives investigations and prosecution throughout CSB.
  • Drive multi-directional information exchanges with State, Local, Federal, and private sector partners to fill critical information and intelligence gaps.
  • Produce strategic intelligence products that leverage SCDAO’s unique data along with data from intelligence community partners to help facilitate intelligence-driven decision making by prosecutors and law enforcement partners at all levels.
  • Deliver access to data and systems, infrastructure and analytic expertise to SCDAO.
  • Ensure the intelligence and data collected by IADU is secure, segmented, auditable, and compliant with all regulations and legal requirements.
  • Assist the Chief of CSB in creating process and procedures for data collection, dissemination, and retention in keeping with 28 CFR 23 of the United States Department of Justice guidelines.
  • Create and maintain a hybrid model which balances intelligence collection and dissemination with the needs of criminal prosecution.
  • Leverage all forms of technical and electronic material into comprehensive intelligence products which support the analysis of crime trends.
  • Respond to various scenes in support of intelligence and or electronic evidence gathering or support as needed.
  • Supplement investigations by facilitating additional warrants and or other judicial process for electronic media and other technical-related evidence.


  • Attend and lead trainings relevant to SCDAO functions.
  • Become familiar with, and model, conformance with, SCDAO personnel policies, particularly with regard to confidentiality, sexual harassment, drug-free workplace, and usage of information technology resources.
  • Become familiar with, and adhere to, the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct.
  • Exercise respectful and professional behavior and communication with the public, judicial personnel, law enforcement personnel, and SCDAO staff.
  • Liaise with law enforcement and community partners.
  • Complete work assignments in a timely, accurate, and efficient manner.
  • Attend leadership meetings and relay relevant information to the team.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


Supervise a team of intelligence analysts, technical investigators, and support staff.PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.


The Chief is expected to travel from various sites, including but not limited to, One Bulfinch Place and courthouses throughout Suffolk County and law enforcement offices.


The SCDAO is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, or related field;
  • Demonstrated expertise in conducting complex and varied criminal or civil investigations, particularly using digital forensic tools, including at least two to three years of experience performing phone extractions;
  • Significant (preferably 10 or more years) prior experience in criminal law, preferably as a technical expert in the handling of narcotics, gang-related, or juvenile cases;
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely with State, Federal and Local Law Enforcement as well as Federal, State, and County Prosecutors;
  • Ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential information;
  • Demonstrated understanding of evidence preservation and chain of custody rules;
  • Demonstrated ability in the collection and dissemination of materials for intelligence and prosecution purposes
  • Demonstrated commitment to public service and strong academic record;
  • Strong communication, writing and analytical skills;
  • Demonstrated commitment to public service;
  • Capacity for fairness, a strong work ethic, ability to manage a highly demanding workload and a stressful work environment, and sound crisis-management, problem solving, and decision-making skills.


  • Fluency or conversational abilities in Spanish, Haitian Creole, Mandarin or Cantonese Chinese, Portuguese or Cape Verdean Creole.
  • Prior leadership or management experience.
  • Understanding of the law enforcement and community partnerships around issues of gang-related activity and narcotics among adult and juvenile offenders.