|CRIME ANALYST SENIOR|
|SEIU Professional Exempt|
|Performs analytical, statistical, and technical work involving the analysis of crime data. Primary responsibilities include developing materials for the selection, assembly, and organization of significant crime data to permit analysis; researching, organizing, correlating, and analyzing crime data; and supervising the development and implementation of effective law enforcement programs to improve criminal apprehension and crime prevention. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Planning Supervisor and is reviewed through discussions and reports submitted.|
|Performs complex analytical studies of criminal activity data and workload/productivity data to provide management (Mayor, Commissioners, police operational management, and other City managers) with information to make deployment and resource allocation decisions and policies.
Develops, plans, tests, and coordinates implementation of new methods of analyzing, correlating, and presenting crime data; assists in the development of law enforcement programs to improve criminal apprehension and crime prevention. Works closely with Technology Management Department to ensure accurate computer programming development and implementation. Troubleshoots software and hardware problems within the unit.
Develops new quality control methods for police database; compiles, verifies, and submits Uniform Crime Reports program data (statistical crime data), tests and verifies computer program modifications to UCR-related programs.
Serves as lead analyst to train and offer analytical/technical guidance to crime analysts; fills in for either analyst in their absence by reviewing police reports to extract, assemble, and analyze crime data; perform temporal and spatial analysis, criminal profiling, determine crime patterns and trends, prepare special bulletins and reports, and provide operational research as needed.
Fills in for Planning Supervisor when needed.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
|Considerable knowledge of criminological theories and practice, law enforcement administration, crime prevention practices, and the principles of and developments in crime analysis methods, techniques, and data sources.
Considerable knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), spatial/temporal analysis, and MapInfo mapping software.
Extensive knowledge of computer operations, analysis, programming, and its applications to computerized criminal intelligence systems; various computer software and hardware and ability to troubleshoot problems; ability to design and test automated information systems and report programs; ability to train others in operation of various software programs.
Considerable knowledge of research methodology, statistical applications and interpretations, and methods of presentation. Ability to extract and analyze criminal activity information, perform complex analytical studies, formulate valid conclusions, and develop recommendations based upon those studies.
Extensive knowledge of the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) program.
Ability to organize, communicate, and present clear, concise, and factual oral and written reports and recommendations, and knowledge of various visual presentation techniques.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
|Bachelor's Degree with major course work in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Sociology, Political Science, or related field and two (2) to three (3) years of experience as an Analyst or Research Assistant, preferably in a criminal justice agency; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Knowledge of statistical methods and computer software required. Personal computer programming desired and ability to learn required. Must pass police background investigation which includes a polygraph examination.
REVISED: 1/22/92 BR