Under direction, conducts a variety of criminal research studies and analysis, performs statistical evaluation from crime prevention activities, and may conduct staff utilization and allocation studies. This is a non-sworn professional-level position. The incumbent is responsible for the collection, computation, analysis and summarization of crime, offender information and demographic data which may be obtained from crime reports, census, economic/demographic reports and data from other agencies. The analysis performed by the Crime Analyst may assist the Police Department in effectively allocating and deploying police resources in the control of crime activity. THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE MUST PASS A POLYGRAPH EXAM AND A THOROUGH BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT.
$6,211.00 – $7,505.00 Monthly
1. Develops meaningful and useful crime analysis data products for Patrol, Investigations, Administration and Crime Prevention.
2. Collects, compiles, computes, analyzes and summarizes crime offender, demographic and related data from a wide variety of sources.
3. Prepares graphic displays including charts, maps, calendars, and related materials to effectively present statistical data.
4. Conducts special research and analytical studies of suspects, incidents, and crime locations.
5. Prepares reports; advises personnel of crime patterns and anticipated criminal activity for purposes of deployment, prevention, and apprehension.
6. Prepares research and analytical reports of suspects, incidents, arrest data, and other related materials.
7. Conducts training in the use of crime analysis as required.
8. Contacts law enforcement and other agencies to obtain and provide crime-related data.
Thorough knowledge of: Quantitative analysis and research methodology; computer analysis systems; and statistics and methods of graphic presentation.
Some knowledge of: Training techniques and application, and administrative research and analysis.
Ability to: Perform quantitative analysis and research methodology utilizing both manual and computer-aided systems; make sound policy and procedural recommendations; meet and deal effectively with others; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; and prepare detailed reports and studies, memoranda, letters, and other materials.
Equivalent to graduation from a four (4)-year college with a major in public or business administration, political science, computer science or a related field including or supplemented by college-level courses in statistics or quantitative analysis, AND two (2) years of crime analysis or closely related experience. Qualifying experience in the analysis of criminal activities may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis, up to a maximum of two (2) years substitution.
Possession, or ability to obtain prior to appointment, of a valid California Driver's License.