The Crime Analyst is responsible for professional, administrative and technical work within the Police Department. The Crime Analyst performs complex, confidential and sensitive work extracting, collecting, collating, and analyzing crime, incident, open source, and intelligence data to disseminate actionable intelligence products to assist in crime prevention based on geographic locations, temporal analysis, and modus operandi.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Collects, analyzes, and interprets crime data and statistics using qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
- Prepares and presents complex and detailed statistical reports.
- Develops and undertakes comprehensive surveys.
- Prepares advanced maps, graphs, charts, tables and other illustrative devices for visual presentation of data using ArcGIS, i2, and advanced analytical software.
- Facilitates communication and information sharing with sworn personnel.
- Maintains the integrity and confidentiality of job-specific files, records, reports, maps, and databases.
- Makes presentations and recommendations to police personnel regarding crime patterns and/or trends, and staffing/workload assessments.
- Conducts administrative research and analysis to make recommendations in support of policy development.
- With guidance performs administrative analysis to make recommendations for operational planning and budgeting.
- Exercises independent judgment in selecting and interpreting information, handles deviations from standard methods and solves problems.
- Performs other related work as instructed.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Conducting complex statistical and analytical studies applying education and/or experience.
- Crime analysis procedures and processes for use in information dissemination.
- Intelligence-Led policing concepts.
- Crime mapping and spatial analysis techniques using GIS software, preferably ESRI products.
- Communication methods and procedures.
- MS Word, MS Outlook, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and SQL.
- Problem solving skills.
- Oral communications skills.
- Attention to detail skills.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
- Organize complex data and prepare technical and/or administrative reports.
The Crime Analyst position requires strong analytical ability, attention to detail and independent judgment to collect, analyze, and interpret crime data and statistics using qualitative and quantitative methodologies. The Crime Analyst position requires strong oral and written communication skills to prepare and make presentations and recommendations to police personnel regarding crime patterns and/or trends, and staffing/workload assessments. These presentations and recommendations affect strategic deployment of police resources and require individual accountability and time management.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND CERTIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Crime Analysis, Criminology, Intelligence, Statistics, Computer Science, or another related field.
- Must be able to pass a background investigation.
- Must be able to be NCIC, LEADS, and NORIS certified within 30 days of appointment.
- Must possess a valid driver's license.
PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATIONS:
- At least one (1) year crime analyst or military intelligence experience.
- Familiarity/experience in NIBIN procedures.
- Possession of the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA) certification.
The physical demands described within this job description must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
In this position, the employee will frequently stand, walk, and sit. Speaking and listening are constant essential functions of this position.
The work environment described within this job description will be encountered while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee is frequently indoors and will occasionally travel to multiple worksites. The noise level in the work environment is usually low.
If you need assistance or an accommodation, or if you have questions about completing the online application, please contact the Department of Human Resources at (419) 245-1500.