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Crime Analyst

Statesville, NC
Statesville Police Department

Analyzes crime and police incident patterns; collects crime statistics; prepares and disseminates crime information; assists with special projects; does related work as required

Salary Range: $32,526.83 – $53,670.03

Responsibilities:

• Provides information to police, City administration, and City Council for decision-making purposes; presents analysis and statistics in various internal and external forums; and participates and provides information to police/City committees.
• Develops statistical data resources to assist in proactive and targeted investigations, preventative enforcement and education, identification of theft patterns, trends and criminal organizations, and identification of known and repeat offenders.
• Uses computer databases, electronic spreadsheets, desktop publishing, word processing, and statistical applications to manipulate, analyze, and present data.
• Studies current literature on research methodology and police issues and makes appropriate recommendations for improvements in crime analysis practices.
• Aids in guiding the department on how crime analysis products should be used to combat crime and disorder problems in the city.
• Works with senior command staff to streamline processes related to data collection and data retrieval.
• Responds to ad hoc requests from the Chief of Police and Deputy Chiefs for meetings and briefings.
• Interacts and communicates with Police personnel, other City employees, and the community on crime analysis/research issues; and responds to requests for various information and statistical reports.
• Develops and maintains Tactical, Strategic, Administrative and Operational analytical capabilities.
• Integrates information from crime analysts and police personnel into a presentation to present to Command Staff on a weekly basis.
• Conducts briefings and presentations of analytical findings and conclusions.

Qualifications:

JOB RELATED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY REQUIREMENTS: This position involves light work requiring the employee to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and less force frequently to move objects. Physical activity related to this position may include climbing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. Sufficient visual acuity is required to prepare and analyze data and figures; do accounting, transcription, and extensive reading; and use a computer terminal. An employee in this position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of standard office practices, procedures, equipment secretarial techniques; thorough knowledge of business English, spelling and arithmetic; ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures; ability to make difficult mathematical calculations and to set up complex forms and statistical tables; ability to type; ability to plan and supervise the work of others; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; ability to work independently in the absence of specific instructions; ability to meet the public effectively.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in Criminal Justice, Statistics or related field; any coursework within Statistical analysis or related discipline prepares an individual for becoming a Crime Analyst. This role is based on statistics and math, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Keeping up with training is helpful in this position. Understanding how certain programs work or how trends in statistical analysis helps keep the skills of a crime analyst sharp. Training with a program such as Geographical Information Systems (GIS) is an important skill. Would be encouraged to attend workshops periodically.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid N.C. driver’s license.