Senior Crime Analyst
Title:Senior Crime Analyst
Post Date:09/01/17
Location:King County, WA
Details:ob Summary
Metro Transit Police is seeking a Data-Driven Senior Crime Analyst who is experienced in all aspects of crime analysis including but not limited to tactical, strategic and administrative analysis reporting and presentation. Not only will this position serve as a classic model of assisting the Metro Transit Police team in strategic deployment and problem solving efforts, the successful candidate will utilize considerable creativity and expertise to recommend, establish and utilize anticipatory policing tools, data-driven analysis paradigms, and data collection procedures for her or his tactical and strategic analysis of crime related to Metro Transit operations and services.

Metro Transit Police Department
The Metro Transit Police Department is responsible for providing policing of King County Metro Transit's bus system and routes across the county, and ensuring safety during Metro's more than 400,000 daily boardings.

Working for King County Metro Transit means working for a leader in this nation's public transportation industry. Metro Transit helps people move quickly throughout the region, reducing commuter stress, greening the environment and radically improving urban air quality, by providing comfortable, effective transit services for the thousands of commuters and other residents of the county. It is home to the city of Seattle, arguably the cultural center of the Pacific Northwest, and is bounded on the west by beautiful Puget Sound, and on the east by the crest of the magnificent Cascade Mountains.

JOB DUTIES
Take an active role in planning strategic-level anticipatory policing analysis of specific law enforcement needs of the Metro Transit Police unit
Organize and manage crime analysis projects, including prioritizing tasks, identifying appropriate tools and data needed, and reporting on findings
Compile, analyze, and summarize crimes, persons, and demographic and related data from a wide variety of sources including but not limited to crime reports, census, economic, and demographic reports
Work with ArcGIS/ESRI software to mine data from police and transit databases.
Use quantitative and qualitative methodology such as link analysis, event flow analysis, and activity charting or other mathematical and statistical methods to analyze data and identify and evaluate crime series, patterns and trends
Identify crime patterns, predictions and forecasts from analysis of data and make oral and written presentations, including crime mapping, to police personnel to assist in the effective allocation and deployment of law enforcement resources in the control of crime activities
Prepare reports to assist in criminal investigations and/or to make intelligence assessment
Prepare graphic displays including charts, maps, diagrams, calendars, and related materials to effectively present findings
Act as liaison with law enforcement, government agencies, and community groups to obtain and/or provide crime-related data
Conduct research and analysis related to suspects, incidents, locations, trends, and series
Attend operations briefings to discuss crime patterns and update officers and investigators on crime series, patterns and trends
Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with other criminal justice personnel to share information and techniques and learn from each other
Participate in professional group meetings; may serve on intra & inter-jurisdictional committees and task forces
Maintain awareness of new developments in the field of crime analysis, and incorporate new developments as appropriate
Initiate target profile analyses and provide investigative leads
Develop and manage databases and spreadsheets as needed, and use Microsoft Office products to complete daily assigned tasks
Coordinate and integrate information from and for local, regional, national and international law enforcement agencies.
Respond to inter & intra-department requests for information as well as requests from outside agencies
May testify in court and travel to crime scenes
May develop crime/suspect and suspect/crime correlations and target profile analysis
Perform other related duties as required
Qualifications:Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree with emphasis on math, statistics, criminal justice, behavioral science or other related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience, AND increasingly responsible crime analysis experience OR Any equivalent combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the skills, knowledge and abilities required to perform the work. Specific requirements include:

Expertise leading to ability to develop an anticipatory crime analysis program for a police department
Demonstrated skills in researching, gathering and analyzing data
Ability to conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis of crime data
Knowledge of current best practices, programs, research and grants involving anticipatory data-driven, evidence-based law enforcement strategies
Experience with statistical, crime analysis, qualitative analysis, data collection, presentation, and mapping software such as SPSS, ArcGIS, CrimeStat, ATLAS.ti, Qualtrics,Tableau, R and PowerBI.
Ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with peers, managers, law enforcement personnel at all levels, other agencies and external vendors
Demonstrate behaviors that include fairness, respect, inclusiveness, integrity, and ethical conduct
Possess excellent oral and written communications skills
Possess superior computer hardware and software skills, including knowledge of relational databases, ability to use Microsoft Office suite products to manage daily work and office communications, develop and utilize spreadsheets and databases, and produce written materials
Experience in planning and organizing projects and handling multiple competing priorities within tight timeframes
Discretion and good judgment; customer service orientation

Desirable Qualifications

Advanced education (Masters or Ph.D. level) in criminology and/or relevant mathematical/statistical theories and tools. College-level coursework in crime analysis including courses on criminal behavior, research methods, statistics, data management, and crime mapping.
Law Enforcement Analyst Certification
Hands-on experience utilizing predictive policing tools such as PredPol
Demonstrated expertise in ArcGIS and ESRI for utilizing crime mapping tools
Knowledge of the DDACTS system
Computer programming skills ( e.g. SQL, Visual Basic, HTML, Avenue, Java)
Skill in using reporting software such as Crystal Reports
Law enforcement experience
Comments:Salary Range $80,405.31 - $101,918.12
Employer:King County Metro Transit Police
Contact:Mara Cardenas, Talent Acquisition
Transit Police Administrative Office
5303 1st Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
Phone: 206.477-2358
Email: mara.cardenas@kingcounty.gov
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