Police Crime Analyst
The Crime Analyst’s role is to provide timely and relevant information on crime patterns and trends and to assist operational and administrative personnel in planning the deployment of resources for the prevention and suppression of criminal activities. The analyst is responsible for performing a full range of duties as assigned including all facets of crime analysis functions which include strategic, administrative, intelligence and tactical. The duties requires a high-level of analytical capability, proficiency in computer operations, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
1. Reviews, collects, and collates, crime and incident data from written reports, databases, and other sources.
2. Identifies crime trends and patterns through the application of modern technology and analysis
3. Investigates and establishes relationships between criminal gangs/associates, people, locations, crime
methods, and incidents.
4. Researches crime data, criminal histories, and other information using both local and national resources.
5. Calculates probabilities and statistics.
6. Produces comprehensive written reports and presentations detailing analytical results.
7. Analyze criminal intelligence information and prepare intelligence reports and bulletins.
8. Maintains cooperative relationships with the Department’s staff to facilitate internal information sharing.
9. Distributes crime analysis information to the Department’s various areas and personnel
10. Serves as a liaison between the Department and other criminal justice organizations to facilitate external
11. Job description may change depending on Departmental needs.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- High school graduation or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma.
- College course work or vocational certification in the study of statistics, criminal justice, computer
operations, and/or crime analysis.
- Two (2) years’ experience in statistical collection and analysis.
(A comparable amount of training, education or experience can be substituted for the minimum qualifications.)
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, REGISTRATIONS:
- Certification or ability to obtain certification within two years, as a law enforcement crime analyst.