Spokane Police Crime Analyst

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Spokane Police Crime Analyst

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Spokane Police Department (SPD) is currently seeking a Crime Analyst to join the Crime and Intelligence Analysis Team! SPD Crime Analysis is known for their proactive analysis, forward thinking, and is often chosen as a model by other regional units for their innovation.

SPD is looking for an individual who is innovative, able to think creatively, sometimes out of the box, and be able to fit well in a team environment. Common values include integrity, professionalism, and compassion. A successful team member shows a strong desire for the units, agency, and community to succeed.

Our Crime Analysts are encouraged to further their training whether on-the-job or formally. Various perks include the potential for an alternative work schedule, amazing employee benefits, and a pension plan!

If you find yourself wanting to be part of an exceptional team, then we encourage you to apply today!!!


Researches, compiles, and analyzes information, statistics, and other data from a variety of sources, including the records management system, in order to determine patterns and correlations of criminal activities.
Uses crime analysis techniques, including mapping and statistical analysis, to evaluate and forecast possible future criminal activities.
Analyzes and compares operational data including crime trends, hot spots, type and location of incidents, and periods of peak activities in order to assist with the development and implementation of directed patrol programs and task forces.
Identifies crime patterns and develops profiles of crime suspects.
Correlates recent parolees, known offenders, gangs, places, and relationships with other known criminals or persons of interest in order to assist with investigations.
Creates and maintains computer databases, spreadsheets, and graphical displays using appropriate software.
Assists in the development of and utilizes software queries and other data extraction techniques.
Prepares and presents verbal, written, and graphical reports, including maps of hot spots and other crime analysis reports to officers and senior staff in the department and to law enforcement officials and others outside the department.
Operates a personal computer to access and file data and to prepare reports.
Performs related work as required.

Combinations of education and experience that are equivalent to the following minimum qualifications are acceptable.

Open Entry Requirements:
(Open-entry applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.)

Education: Two years of college education in law enforcement, criminal justice, business, statistics, sociology, information systems, or a closely related field.
Experience: Two years of paid work experience in computerized statistical analysis, research, and trend identification.
Substitution: Experience in crime analysis or commissioned law enforcement may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

NOTE: In order to receive credit for education or training, you must attach copies of your transcripts, diploma, or relevant certificates to your online application.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and pass the examination for this position to be eligible for hire. The examination will consist of a Training and Experience examination (T&E) with scoring weight assigned as follows:

T&E: 100%

T&E Evaluation Details
The Training and Experience examination with instructions will be emailed out via a link from FastTest (noreply@fasttestweb.com) upon closure of the recruitment on July 14, 2020. You will have one week to complete the examination.

Responses to your T&E questions should be consistent with the information given in your application details. Answers are subject to verification.
Failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score; therefore, it is advantageous for you to provide a full and complete response to each examination question.
Resumes or questionnaires uploaded as attachments will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question online.
"See Resume" or "See above," etc., are not qualifying responses and will not be considered.

We encourage you to apply immediately. Online applications must be completed and submitted before 4:00 p.m. on the closing date.
Upon request, at time of application, the City will provide alternative accessible tests to individuals with disabilities that impair manual, sensory or speaking skills needed to take the test, unless the test in intended to measure those skills.