Predictive Analysis was launched at the end of April, and Weis says the department is already seeing positive results.
"If you can predict crime, even on a 50-percent basis, that goes a long way as you're deploying your resources. And it can put you one step ahead of the criminals, which is what we're trying to do," Weis said.
The department has formed a predictive analysis group. CPD says it is always working with the Illinois Institute of Technology to develop models for predictive policing.