Crime Analyst I
Extracts, compiles and analyzes reported incidents of crime in order to identify suspects, detect problem areas and predict trends, thereby assisting in the criminal enforcement efforts of bureau or station personnel. Acquires and maintains a working knowledge of the various subsystems of the Police Department records management system, including arrests, calls for service, citations, field contacts, supplements, warrants, accidents, investigation management and case history. Develops an understanding of criminal investigation techniques and the department's investigation reporting procedures. Reviews and analyzes all criminal investigation reports filed in assigned area of responsibility. Briefs station commanders and patrol supervisors on criminal activity and assists in the planning of proactive enforcement operations. Acquires and maintains a working knowledge of the department's Geographic Information System (GIS) and Business Intelligence reporting tools.Illustrative Duties
- Extracts data from subsystems of the Police Department's Records Management System (RMS), such as Calls For Service, Incidents, Arrests, Warrants, Accidents, Investigation Management, and Case History;
- Reviews and analyzes criminal investigation reports filed in the area to which assigned;
- Extracts and reviews data from manual and automated files;
- Analyzes collected data to detect patterns, suspects, and trends in support of patrol and investigative activities;
- Uses crime data and knowledge of police programs and patrol activities within an assigned area to identify opportunities for proactive law enforcement;
- Briefs station commanders and patrol supervisors on criminal activity and participates in the planning or proactive enforcement operations;
- Presents crime analysis data in an effective format by using Geographic Information System (GIS) to plot areas of criminal activity, calls for service, and/or accidents and incidents;
- When County staff, station personnel, or the public request information on criminal activity, uses RMS and/or Business Intelligence software to extract specific data from automated files and produce reports that present the information requested in an understandable format, and provides the information to the requestors orally or in writing;
- Supports the commander and crime prevention officers in meetings with community groups and other County agencies;
- Keeps abreast of criminal investigation techniques and the Department's investigation reporting procedures by maintaining a close working relationship with criminal investigators;
- Routinely confers and collaborates with the Crime Analysis Manager and other Crime Analysts I and Crime Analysts II to identify crime trends and resolve problems.
- Knowledge of the theory, principles, practices, and methods of crime analysis;
- Knowledge of techniques used to conduct statistical analysis;
- Knowledge of criminal investigation techniques;
- Ability to acquire competent excellence in use of computer applications, including Records Management System (RMS), Business Intelligence (BI) software, Geographic Information System (GIS), document and word processing, spreadsheet software, presentation software, diagram software, and graphics;
- Ability to learn the Police Department's reporting systems;
- Ability to acquire a working knowledge of Police Department operations and practices;
- Ability to analyze statistical data and draw sound conclusions;
- Ability to extract pertinent information from law enforcement reports;
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, with law enforcement personnel and the public.
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, public administration or an academic discipline that included course work in statistical analysis.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.
- Experience using a law enforcement records management system and querying information systems/databases for analytical purposes.
- Familiarity with Tableau, LInX, ESRI ArcGIS, i2 Analyst's Notebook, SmartDraw, ELSAG LPR Operational Center, TLO, SQL Server.
- Strong working knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications, specifically Excel and Outlook.
- Experience utilizing pivot tables in various software products and/or statistical packages.
- Documented experience conducting analyses, preferably in a criminal justice or law enforcement setting, and summarizing conclusions in both oral and written form.
- Ability to work effectively with minimum direct supervision.
Work requires the ability to operate keyboard driven equipment and sit for long period of time. All duties can be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.