The Kingsport Police Department’s Crime Analyst prepares a weekly briefing that is presented at the department’s CompStat (Computer Statistics) meetings. He utilizes G.I.S. mapping and data driven analysis of crime and traffic safety issues to help identify “hot spots” throughout the community. The Crime Analyst works with the Operations Bureau to more efficiently and effectively allocate resources and devise strategies and tactics to solve problems and reduce crime.
Sergeant Tom Wayt received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Bethel University. He began his public safety career in 1988 with the Wintersville, Ohio Fire Department where he served as a Firefighter and Paramedic. He later served as an E.R. Technician for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Mercy Hospital and as a Paramedic Rescue Technician for Baldwin E.M.S. in Pittsburgh, PA. He was sworn in at the Kingsport Police Department in 2003 and has since served as Patrol Officer, Community Police, S.W.A.T. Operator, and supervisor in both the Training Unit and on Patrol. A highly proactive officer, he has been awarded with the Life Saving Medal and the Medal of Valor and is a past recipient of both the Mark Vance Domestic Violence Officer of the Year and the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) Officer of the Year awards. He was promoted to Sergeant in January of 2013 and currently serves as the department’s Crime Analyst.