The City of Saint Charles Department is currently recruiting for the position of Crime Analysis. The Crime Analyst performs strategic, tactical and administrative management analysis of criminal activity data to predict the time and place that criminal activity may occur through the robust use of proprietary and creative databases with the objective to identify criminals and suspects, identify immediate and high level threats, support the efficient deployment of law enforcement resources, and administrative support. The Crime Analyst reports to the Captain in command of the Investigations Bureau.
Salary Range: $58,007.00 – $78,310.00
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
The Crime Analyst performs systematic and analytical processes directed at providing pertinent information relative to crime patterns and trend correlations to assist operational and administrative personnel in planning the deployment of resources for preventing and suppressing criminal activities, aiding the investigative process, increasing apprehensions, and clearing cases including analyzing information to identify similarities, patterns, and trends among different offenses, identify suspects, and predict criminal activity.
• Research, analyze, and compile data from a variety of sources to determine similar offense patterns, series, trends and offenders.
• Use crime analysis techniques to view, evaluate, and forecast future crime occurrences by comparing unique descriptors and/or variables as well as developing and comparing target/suspect profiles, suspect/crime correlations and offender characteristics.
• Organize, maintain and enhance manual and automated systems for storage and retrieval of crime and offender information.
• Initiate and disseminate crime analysis reports and bulletins to individuals and groups within the department and law enforcement community that articulates specific crime problems and offenders, and enhances directed patrol and investigative activity.
• Prepare and insert into maps, charts, graphs and written reports crime data as may apply to specific crimes by area.
• Assist with the development of agency tactics, strategies, and planning in response to crime trends; create or modify existing programs aimed at targeting specific problem areas and addressing specific series, patterns, and trends.
• Examine existing laws, codes, and regulations to determine those most advantageous for enforcement in addressing current crime trends.
• Assist with the development of new analytical capabilities, systems and processes.
• Compiles daily, monthly quarterly and annual reports, as requested.
Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions
Bachelor's degree preferred accompanied with one to two years of experience in public relations, communication, crime analyst or information or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities. Computer skills in Adobe Suite, Microsoft Suite, and GIS software application required. Must have a valid driver's license.