Crime Data Analyst


Crime Data Analyst
General Description:
The purpose of this position is to research and analyze criminal information received within the Police Department relating to criminal activities and relationships.

Essential Functions:
• Compiles crime, police activity, demographic, and related information from various records or existing databases within or external to the Police Department.
• Prepares descriptive statistics of data; analyzes data using cross tabs, correlation, or other multivariate statistical techniques.
• Uses GIS or similar mapping software to map crime incidence, police activity, and related data.
• Compiles data to create patrol maps and crash maps; evaluates and interprets information; selects essential elements, correlates new information with existing information, identifies trends, patterns, and other relationships among data points.
• Obtains feedback from Police Department personnel concerning preliminary findings and analysis.
• Composes concise but comprehensive reports of findings, employing tables, charts, maps, and graphs to present data.
• Analyzes telephone records; tabulates and categorizes call activity by caller/recipient, geography, and demographics; completes cross tabulation of data to show relationships and trends.
• Develops and recommends standard Department metrics procedures and methods to support on-going crime data reporting and analysis; proposes standard operating procedures based on data.
• Responds to ad hoc requests for reports and/or analysis to help police personnel identify, define, and solve specific problems.
• Researches law enforcement crime data techniques, best practices, and new developments.
• Confers with county crime data analysts.
• Researches special projects for administration as needed.
• Ability to do research methods and techniques; descriptive statistics; multivariate statistical methods; data mining; types of crimes and modus operandi associated with gang-related crime, drug-related crime, and white-collar crime; and requirements for intelligence file creation, retention, dissemination, and purging.
• Develops and maintains liaison with the intelligence community at Federal, State, County, and Municipal levels to share information on criminal activities or suspected criminals under investigation.
• Ability to perform occasional overtime work and be available to flex hours to report to work early and/or stay late, to include holidays and weekends.
• Maintains confidentiality about information learned on the job and has the ability to deal with sensitive information.
• Performs other work as assigned.

Physical Demands:
• Performs work that involves walking or standing some of the time.
• Involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis and sustained keyboard operations.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
• Requires a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, criminology or closely related field.
• Must have minimum of six (6) months experience with a military or law enforcement agency compiling data, analyzing findings and writing related reports or closely related.

Special Certifications and Licenses:
• Must have a valid driver’s license.

The City of Murfreesboro is an Equal Opportunity Employer.