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Crime Analyst, Conroe Police Department
Applies knowledge of Texas laws, police procedures and criminal behavior to perform statistical and analytical research through the use of computer applications and the public safety system data to plan, collect, assess, collate, analyze, and disseminate information for crime pattern detection, suspect-crime correlation, target-suspect profiles and crime forecasting.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Collect, assess, collate, analyze, and disseminate statistical data regarding crime patterns and trends.
Establish and maintain files of reports, bulletins and other related data for future reference.
Respond to internal and external information requests for statistical data from police personnel, citizens, news media and other law enforcement agencies.
Coordinate the exchange of criminal intelligence information within various departmental entities and with other external agencies.
Research information from various data sources to determine if crime patterns exist.
Develop a monthly statistical report of crime activity to include a graphical representation of crime occurrence.
Analyze data in attempt to identify repeat offenders. Identify and report trends and patterns of criminal activity that directly affect manpower deployment.
Prepare a variety of weekly, monthly, and yearly departmental crime and statistical reports.
Provide administrative support to the department as needed.
Utilize word processing and other associated tools to prepare informational bulletins and informational update bulletins to inform appropriate department personnel of possible or emerging crime patterns. Create and publish crime charts, graphs and maps illustrating crime patterns and statistics. Continually research and evaluate the crime analysis function for improved procedures or processes. Develop and instruct training programs for police personnel and the general public. Performs other related duties as assigned by the division commander or division supervisors.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Position requires the ability to obtain and apply knowledge of crime analysis principles, practices and methods, state, federal and local laws, statistical analysis and a general knowledge of office management. Position requires the ability to discern matters which require confidentiality. Position requires proficiency in use of computer hardware, such as personal computers, mainframes, scanners, modems, printers, and plotters. Position also requires proficiency or ability to become proficient in the use of an array of software/programs. Incumbent for this position to have excellent oral and written communication skills, in addition to the ability to apply analytical reasoning and perform routine mathematical calculations. Must have the ability to work effectively and courteously with associates and the public.
Comprehensive knowledge of research design methods, procedures, and techniques used in statistical analysis
Comprehensive knowledge of statistical program languages, performing data searches, and managing data
Comprehensive knowledge of computer software packages designed for statistical data
Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) used in crime analysis such as ArcView/ArcGIS
Ability to work under pressure within time constraints
Comprehensive knowledge of report writing software such as Crystal Reports, SSRS, and Microsoft PowerBi.
Windows operating system, Microsoft Office Professional (Word, Excel, Access, etc.), SQL query language.
Education, Certification and Experience
High School diploma required.
Associate degree or two years of college with degree work in Criminal Justice, Political Science, Computer Science, Statistics, or a closely related field preferred.
Experience in law enforcement or analysis work preferred.
Certified Law Enforcement Analyst Program (CLEA) preferred but not required.
Must not currently be or have been within the last ten (10) years on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense of the grade of a Class B misdemeanor or above. May not have been convicted of an offense of the grade of a Class B misdemeanor or above within the last ten (10) years. May not have been, at any time, convicted of felony offense or any family violence offense.
Must possess ability to apply analytical reasoning and perform routine mathematical calculations.
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
Must have the ability to work effectively and courteously with associates and the public.