Civilian Crime Analyst

Conway, SC
Horry County Police Department

Under minimal supervision and the direction of the Chief of Police, is responsible for professional level use of qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques in the extraction, collection, collation, and analysis of data to produce actionable intelligence products. The Crime Intelligence Analyst uses databases and open-source resources to proactively detect patterns and trends in criminal activity, identify potential suspects, and to make crime suppression recommendations. The Crime Intelligence Analyst assists in operational and investigative processes and provides work products to aid in proper resource allocation and successful criminal prosecution.




12/10/2021 5:00 PM


• Extracts data from restricted law enforcement records management systems, commercial and open-source databases, social media sites, and offender registries to perform confidential and complex research and analytical work regarding criminal activities and investigations.
• Develops and maintains proficiencies in tactical, investigative, strategic, and administrative analyses through the use of existing and emergent technologies.
• Performs daily analysis of police records to identify current crime series, crime trends, and hot spots through review of offense types, suspect descriptions, geographical locations, times of occurrence, modi operandi, vehicle descriptions, and property targeted in support of operational and investigative activities.
• Provides intelligence, statistical reports, and actionable work products for decision making purposes across all levels of the Department.
• Assesses and communicates opportunities for proactive policing in support of crime prevention and crime reduction strategies.
• Provides briefings, responses, and presentations of analytical findings to internal and external stakeholders on analytical findings, criminal activity, and prolific offenders.
• Participates in the planning and evaluation of proactive and reactive operational plans and enforcement efforts.
• Monitors regional and national crime trends, emerging modus operandi, potential threats to department personnel and the public, and legal updates relating to law enforcement.
• Designs, prepares, and disseminates comprehensive and clearly written reports, bulletins, and other analytical products.
• Represents the Department, acting as liaison, with local, regional, national, and federal partners.
• Attends local and regional meetings and conferences of law enforcement personnel to communicate and gather information on crime series and patterns, new analytical practices and procedures, and developing tools and technologies.
• All other duties assigned related to the job.


• Requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in crime or intelligence analysis, statistics, research methods, criminology, or related field. Relevant professional level work experience as an analyst, preferably in the field of law enforcement, may be substituted for educational requirements. Preference given for Certified Law Enforcement Analyst certification through the International Association of Crime Analysts.
• Must possess a valid driver’s license.
• Must pass required assessment examination, interview panel, physical examination, background check, and polygraph examination.