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Crime Analyst

Min Hourly Max Hourly Min Monthly Max Monthly Min Salary Max Salary
$25.11 $35.15 $4,352.32 $6,092.55 $52,223.00 $73,112.00


Performs statistical and analytical research to provide crime related information. Researches, analyzes, interprets and provides information on crime related topics and issues to Sheriff's Office services. Develops and maintains tools that allow continued visibility and analysis of data relevant to Sheriff's Office operations and public safety.


The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.

  • Use computer applications and information from a wide variety of sources to prepare reports, presentations, and maps providing information and analysis of crime data and crime patterns for use by department personnel, citizens, businesses, and community groups.
  • Evaluate data and analyze crime data from databases defining crime trends; use statistical methodology to organize and report data; identify and report crime patterns and trends.
  • Perform administrative analysis of department staffing, data collection process, beat and shift configuration,  budget constraints, etc. as needed to better utilize limited resources.
  • Prepare statistics, data queries, or maps on demand; prepare information for community or court presentations; answer questions from the public and the press.
  • Develop and perform journey-level professional and technical duties associated with systematically examining recent crime incidents in an effort to identify crime patterns and characteristics to permit the effective deployment of investigative and patrol personnel utilizing effective strategies and tactics.
  • Develop reports on trends and patterns of criminal activity and anticipated criminal activity for purposes of apprehensions, prevention, and deployment.
  • Write reports and correspondence with a demonstrated ability to articulate methodologies, prepare executive summaries, and be able to provide sufficient empirical data to justify statistical findings.
  • Collect and analyze statistical and other data characteristics for crime occurrences.
  • Prepare graphic illustrations as required for both in-house personnel and for public release.
  • Develop programming tasks using structured query language (SQL) and Crystal reports to extract needed data from computerized record systems.
  • Maintain a set of performance measures at the division and agency level, drive reports, dashboards and discussions to interpret trends and propose corrective actions.
  • Work with divisions in the Sheriff's Office to help define and develop intelligence led policing methodologies with analyses appropriate to their focus. Look for opportunities of data and intelligence sharing within the Sheriff's Office agency as well as with other agencies and the community.
  • Be the "go-to" person with respect to gathering crime-related data, its interpretation, and how to use it in the daily operations of the Sheriff's Office.
  • Ability to present and communicate clearly to large groups of people at all levels of the criminal justice system.
  • Assist with organizational and operations activities.
  • Assist in the preparation and presentation of training materials.
  • Conduct special studies and assignments.
  • Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Operation of standard office equipment including fax machines, copiers, and computers.
  • Modern office practices and procedures.
  • Geographic information systems (GIS).
  • Relational database structures.
  • Writing structured query language (SQL) queries and develop automated reporting against complex databases.
  • Experience with Crystal Reports and ESRI products are preferred.
  • Use of Microsoft© Office Professional products.
  • Analyze information and determine patterns and trends.
  • Work independently.
  • Plan and implement multiple large and/or complex projects.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally, in writing, and via various forms of electronic media.
  • Read and comprehend department and County rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and standard operation procedures.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
  • Knowledge of the principles, concepts, methods and techniques of crime analysis.
  • Knowledge of Law Enforcement records keeping systems such as Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Records Management Systems (RMS), and Correction Management Systems (CMS), or ability to quickly acquire
  • Desired experience with a successful Intelligence Led Policing, Compstat or similar data-driven policing model.
  • Ability to translate requests into products, such as developing dashboards to represent specific data requests or performance measures.
  • Desired ability to design and develop web content
  • Ability to take complex information and translate effectively to non-technical persons
  • Ability to perform training on crime analysis results or methodologies
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.


  • Bachelor's degree or the equivalent from an accredited college or university in criminology, statistics, computer sciences or related field. The equivalent is one year of experience to one year of a degree. This would be in addition to the experience as required below.
  • Specialized training in Statistical Analysis, Database Mining, Data Querying and Data Analysis software, Administration of Justice, Police Science, Public or Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Three to five years of related experience.
  • Some law enforcement experience preferred.
  • Experience performing statistical analysis.

Physical Requirements:

  • Have acceptable hearing to effectively use the telephone and have appropriate voice skills to be clearly understood on telephone.
  • Have acceptable eyesight and must have use of arms, hands, and fingers to perform computer duties.
  • Work under stressful situations, such as receiving directives from several sources.
  • Have good cognitive skills, awareness of work accuracy, ability to concentrate on more than one task at a time, and make independent decisions.
  • Stoop, bend, stretch, twist, reach, kneel, squat, and balance.
  • Ability to differentiate color.

Work Environment:

  • The employee is required to perform basic office environment tasks including sitting, talking, presenting. In the course of presenting data, may be required to deal with and lift large format paper maps.

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