Crime & Intelligence Analyst

San Jose, CA
San Jose Police Department

The San Jose Police Department’s Crime Analysis Unit is accepting applications for the position of Crime & Intelligence Analyst (CIA). The CIA is an essential Police Department position that is responsible for crime and intelligence analysis. The CIA performs specialized technical support work utilizing automated law enforcement systems, a variety of software, and crime and intelligence analysis techniques to provide a wide range of analytical services and products to police officers and management to use in the identification and apprehension of criminal offenders, the deployment of officers, and the improvement of public safety, as well as for strategic planning.

The purpose of the CIA position is to collect, analyze, interpret, and integrate crime, staffing and deployment, performance, related quantitative and qualitative data, support investigations and related programs. The CIA performs complex statistical and analytical research involving the use of computer applications, random statistical samplings, correlation and regression analysis and probability studies; develops reports and materials; develops links regarding pattern detection, crime and criminals, terrorist and organized crime, social and demographic factors within a communities; analyzing crime spatially and temporally; works with outside agencies to address crime issues; updates and tracks department gang and intelligence files; provides actionable reports to patrol and investigations for the identification, suppression and apprehension of criminals.

Minimum Salary: 61,713.60
Maximum Salary: 75,046.40


  • Establish and maintain information by devising systems to use information, complying with guidelines, analyzing information and entering information into the computer, designing, creating, maintaining and updating databases, routing information to relevant personnel, preparing and maintaining files, reference materials, researching websites and social media, sharing information with other analysts, preparing flow and link analysis charts and maps, analyzing and preparing reports, and conducting financial investigative research and identifying assets.
  • Provide training to section personnel by preparing class materials, and interviewing and instructing personnel.
  • Provide information to personnel and other departments by gathering facts on a variety of subjects including wanted individuals, safety issues or other necessary information and attending meetings.


Education and Experience
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice or closely related field OR 60 semester units/90 quarter units from an accredited college or university and two (2) years of general analytical experience organizing and analyzing data, including at least one (1) year in a law enforcement agency utilizing multiple police information systems, performing research, and compiling crime data.

Background: Ability to successfully pass a comprehensive background investigation, including a polygraph, is a condition of employment.

Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent, or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.

The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history. Desirable competencies for this position include:

Job Expertise - Demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures/policies and federal and state rules and regulations. Knowledge and experience in quantitative and qualitative data; performing complex statistical and analytical research. Experience using various police information systems, business computer applications, and software/database systems.

Analytical Thinking - Approaching a problem or situation by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach.

Communication Skills - Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally and in writing; demonstrates effective use of listening skills; displays openness to other people’s ideas and thoughts.

Multi-Tasking - Can handle multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously; has handled a wide variety of assignments in past and/or current position(s).

Computer Skills - Experienced with common business computer applications including but not limited to: MS Outlook, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, and MS Excel.

Teamwork & Interpersonal Skills - Develops effective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills.

Technology Use/Management - Uses efficient and cost-effective approaches to integrate technology into the workplace and improve program effectiveness.