Crime Intelligence Analyst

Chicago, IL
Chicago Police Department

Under general supervision, the class performs specialized confidential research and analytical work to improve the effectiveness of law enforcement activities including criminal investigations, patrol operations, and crime prevention, and performs related duties as required.

The work of the Criminal Intelligence Analyst is of a highly confidential nature due to the restricted and classified criminal justice information sources that will be accessed. Positions in the class report to a sworn or civilian member of higher rank, typically a Sergeant of Police.

Salary: $75,024.00 per year

Closes: May 10, 2021, 11:59:00 PM


• Develops extensive understanding of all software and analytical platforms in use by the department to support crime reduction activities centered in district Strategic Decision Support Centers (SDSCs), real-time situational awareness centers located in police facilities where crime conditions are continuously evaluated and intervention activities are developed
• Leverages SDSC processes, techniques, and analytical tools to support city-wide violence reduction efforts and measures the efficacy of those efforts in terms of improved crime reduction outcomes
• Incorporates outputs from these platforms to develop and conduct daily crime briefings for department personnel, including police officers, supervisors, and command staff members
• Develops, implements, monitors, and revises daily and hourly resource deployment strategies to impact violent crime, by utilizing reporting tools and analytical processes to develop resource deployment recommendations for oral and written presentation
• Develops strategies and methods and follows established departmental and legal procedures in collecting, organizing, and charting criminal justice information, and using this information to develop, implement, and measure the impact of crime reduction initiatives
• Develops analytical tools and procedures to identify potential leading indicators for future violence and creates processes for monitoring the impact of crime intervention strategies
• Enhances officer understanding of focused crime deference missions by assisting with determining the who/when/where/why behind crime patterns
• Provides assistance with introduction and implementation of new tools and strategies in support of crime reduction strategies, further supporting department members in the use of data and analytics to inform strategic deployment of resources
• Prepares detailed research and analysis of criminal justice information, by analyzing data, writing reports, etc., to develop links between criminals and crime groups, or patterns of criminal activity for use by law enforcement personnel, City departments, and other outside agencies
• Researches, compiles, and organizes criminal justice information and statistics using various database systems, internet searches, and other sources to support investigations (e.g., investigative interviews, academic research, and newspapers)
• Utilizes predictive software such as HunchLab and other place and person-based risk models to inform and evaluate crime intervention strategies and recommend improvements to these tools based on their performance
• Analyzes and evaluates criminal justice information and data received from a variety of sources (e.g., local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, databases, public records) to assess the reliability of sources and the validity of content
• Applies inductive and deductive reasoning in analyzing data, and translates into viable criminal justice information for use in investigations and other law enforcement purposes
• Prepares graphic presentations of data (e.g., charts, graphs, and matrices), presenting criminal justice information with organized facts and statistics to provide investigative leads of suspects, crimes, or criminal organizations



• Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Bachelor’s degree, plus three (3) years of work experience analyzing crime and/or intelligence information for a military, government, or law enforcement agency or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

Licensure, Certification, or Other Qualifications
• As a condition of employment, position(s) must be able to obtain and maintain SECRET Clearance issued by the Department of Homeland Security
• A valid State of Illinois driver’s license is required