Crime Analyst

Washington D.C
Jun 30, 2022
Jul 07, 2022
Full Time

The Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD) is responsible for the enforcement of laws, regulations, and ordinances for crimes committed on, to, or against facilities owned, controlled, or operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

This Crime Analyst position compiles, reviews and prepares analytical and statistical reports, with emphasis on data quality and accuracy. The incumbent selected to fill this position will be responsible for analyzing crime data through reporting databases and business intelligence tools to assist with the identification of crime trends. This position requires extensive use of Microsoft Office programs to include manipulating spreadsheets in Excel, creating presentation visuals through PowerPoint, and preparing analytical reports in Publisher. This position will utilize the Police Records Management System (PRMS) to review police reports and query data. Law enforcement experience is required.

The Metro Transit Police Department has tristate jurisdiction and operates in the District of Columbia, the State of Maryland, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. The salary range for the Sr. Crime Analyst position is: $61,840.50 to $93,402.27.

In addition, the Metro Transit Police Department offers a rich benefit package to include health, dental, group life insurance, paid holidays, annual and sick leave, a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan and a 401a Plan, tuition reimbursement, flexible spending accounts, and free transportation on Metrobus and rail.


  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Police Science, Computer Science, Law Enforcement, or a related field.

  • In lieu of Bachelor's Degree, an additional four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in compiling and analyzing data and preparing related reports in a police operations environment or other law enforcement environment may be considered.

  • Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in compiling and analyzing statistical data and preparing related reports in a police operations or other law enforcement environment.

Medical Group:

Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.

Mission Essential Designation:
  • In accordance with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) this job has been identified as critical to mission essential functions. Incumbents in this role may be required to report to or continue to work in the event of authorized office closings or service suspensions due to severe weather, natural disaster, fire, operational emergencies or related events.


The Crime Analyst collects, categorizes, and analyzes data pertaining to past and current criminal activity, prepares and disseminates reports using various illustrative and statistical methods, and provides timely and pertinent information relative to crime patterns and trends relevant to the Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD).

Another critical function associated with this position is the of review police reports and summonses in aggregate from the MTPD Police Records Management System, so that coding errors can be remediated in terms of record accuracy.

Analysts assist operational and administrative MTPD personnel in planning the deployment of resources for the prevention and suppression of criminal activities and aid in the investigative process by providing timely information that enhances the probability of apprehension of offenders. Analysts prepare reports required by the MTPD, regional law enforcement agencies and WMATA offices, as well as for other agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Federal Transit Administration, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.

Crime Analysts have the latitude for independent judgment and actions within the confines of the position.

This position is distinguished from the Senior Crime Analyst, in that the latter is involved in more complex and sensitive MTPD projects. This position involves a variety of professional and technical level duties involved in the organization, maintenance, and presentation of MTPD statistical data.

  • Processes all MTPD event reports, citations, warnings, contact cards, use of force forms, traffic violation notices, etc. and ensures the accuracy, storage, analysis, retrieval and classification of criminal and non-criminal events. Maintains files and statistics in compliance with WMATA and legal requirements.
  • Enters data into the MTPD PRMS. Ensures that FBI and MTPD offense codes and data are accurately entered. Conducts daily start-up checks for equipment malfunctions and acts as liaison with technical repair personnel. Enters, maintains and manipulates data.
  • Performs a staff review function, approving records, ensuring the accuracy of offense and incident reports, citations, warnings and related forms. Monitors the status of reports, ensures that corrections are made and distributes copies to regional and federal law enforcement agencies. Acts as a liaison with regional and federal law enforcement agencies for sharing information, crime data and statistics.
  • Provides copies of reports to customers in compliance with the Freedom of Information Act and WMATA regulations; and is responsible for the collection, preservation, retrieval, and disposition of MTPD records in accordance with the policies and procedures of WMATA, the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement and applicable laws.
  • Compiles and analyzes complex crime data, and prepares statistical and narrative reports, correspondence and presentations. Analyzes crime data to identify crime hot spots, patterns and trends. Prepares summaries, reports and recommendations based on analysis to help identify where law enforcement resources are most needed and can have the largest impact.
  • Maintains and reconciles data in the PRMS associated with Master Indices: Entity, Location, People, Property and Vehicle.
  • Performs record expungements in the PRMS as mandated by Court Order.
  • Performs functional processes in the PRMS associated with sealing records as mandated by Court Order.
  • Performs functional processes in the PRMS associated with securing records as mandated MTPD policy and procedure.

Evaluation Criteria

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment
  • Personal interview
  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
  • Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)
  • Review of a current motor vehicle report


WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

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