ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Works under the supervision of the Crime Analysis Supervisor to perform advanced functions in collecting, collating, analyzing and disseminating data relevant to actual and anticipated criminal activity. Supports police activities by providing highly detailed analytical information to Police Officers, Investigators, Administration and Command Staff in order to provide decision-supporting intelligence, which improves awareness and judgment. Contributes to intervention efforts, as well as supporting the investigative functions of Police Services by identifying and analyzing emergent crime patterns, trends, and series. Identifies, measures, forecasts, and recommends long-term public safety methods and related activities for the purpose of contributing to problem solving and reduction efforts. Provides information and analysis on police resources and actions and their consequences, including manpower, resource allocation, and potential focus areas. Researches, compiles, and interprets statistical data from a variety of sources including offense and arrest reports, census reports, etc. Participates in the development and maintenance of crime analysis programs including frequency, geographic factors, victims, targets, suspect descriptors, chronological information, suspect vehicle descriptions, modus operandi factors, and physical evidence information. Utilizes computer databases, quantitative and qualitative methodology, electronic spreadsheets, desktop publishing, word processing, and statistical applications such as SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) to manipulate, analyze and present data. Develops and maintains a working relationship with external law enforcement agencies, governmental agencies, and communities. Travels occasionally to police precincts and various locations for briefings.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Must be able to communicate both clearly verbally and in writing. Requires the ability to operate general office equipment such as a computer and telephone.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in an office environment and involves contact with staff and Police personnel
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Statistics, or a related field and three (3) years of experience in Criminology, Crime Analysis, Research Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Anthropology, or Computer Applications in a law enforcement environment; or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions. Additional related 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 four (4) years. Knowledge of Microsoft applications, including Excel and Powerpoint, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) preferred.