Responsible for conducting crime analysis by collecting and analyzing crime data and crime statistics, as well as performing detailed research to interpret crime patterns and trends within the City of Garland.
Essential Job Functions
Analyze crime data and present information to show crime patterns and trends that may increase investigative leads, link crimes or suspects and/or assist in solving cases.
Collate crime data into an organizational format for comparison and analysis.
Formulate and maintain crime analysis bulletins.
Prepare a variety of weekly, monthly, and yearly departmental crime and statistical reports.
Assist with tactical and strategic planning to combat crime. Prepare and distribute crime analysis information to the appropriate parties.
Research and respond to internal and external, information requests from police personnel, City personnel, and other agencies.
Manage requests from Investigators for intelligence and background research on suspects.
Provide administrative support to the department as needed.
Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills
Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Political Science, Computer Science or related field of study
3-5 years of experience in Crime Analysis, report writing and data collection
Certified Law Enforcement Analyst Program (CLEA) preferred not required
Texas Department of Safety (DPS) National Crime Information Center (NCIC)/ Texas Crime Information Center (TCIC) certification preferred not required
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
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
Comprehensive knowledge of report writing software such as Crystal Reports or Access
Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) used in crime analysis such as ArcView/ArcGIS
Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office products
Ability to work under pressure within time constraints
Licenses & Certifications
Valid Class C Texas driver's license
Physical Tasks & Working Conditions
The incumbent works in a typical office environment; relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards.
Minimum Education & Work Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Political Science, Computer Science or related field of study
3 years related experience
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
City of Garland - 21 months ago