Crime Analyst - Tustin Police Department

23 Mar 2022 2:41 PM | Dana Boss (Administrator)

Crime Analyst


$6,033.73 - $7,735.87 Monthly


Tustin, CA

Job Type



Police Department

Job Number



4/5/2022 5:00 PM Pacific


The City of Tustin Police Department is seeking applicants for Crime Analyst.  Under general supervision, performs systematic data analysis of crime patterns and trends to support the operations of the Police Department.

The Crime Analyst is a journey-level professional civilian classification responsible for collecting and analyzing crime data to identify patterns and trends. Assigned projects are designed to assist operational and administrative personnel with determining the most effective use of department resources to prevent and suppress criminal activities. The Crime Analyst works with a high degree of independence to respond to daily demands for data analysis.


Receives general supervision from a Police Sergeant.

May provide lead supervision to part-time personnel.


Application materials will be carefully reviewed to identify those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Individuals who are best qualified will be invited to participate in a panel interview. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of April 19, 2022. All candidates who pass the panel interview will earn placement on the eligible list, which may be used for current and future vacancies in the job classification.Examples of Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Collects and reviews crime reports and statistics to identify emerging crime patterns and trends

• Analyzes crime data to identify temporal and spatial patterns and trends to help identify suspects and predict criminal activity

• Performs research and analysis to support Criminal Investigations personnel with case linkage, suspect background, and other items as requested to assist with the development of agency tactics, strategies and planning

• Prepares a variety of technical and detailed written materials including statistical summaries, geographic profiles, crime bulletins, crime analysis reports, wanted posters, and correspondence; creates crime maps, charts, graphs, spreadsheets, and presentations

• Regularly presents findings to patrol briefings and management, including alternative solutions, recommendations, and conclusions; attends meetings to brief upper management on current crime trends and patterns

• Communicates with external law enforcement agencies regarding crime patterns, trends, suspect profiles, and case linkage

• May oversee the work of Police Cadets, Interns, part-time, and volunteer staff assigned to the Crime Analysis unit

Minimum Qualifications

A combination of education, experience, and training that has provided the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities is required for entry into the classification.  A typical combination includes:

Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Business Administration or a related field; and two (2) years of administrative experience in a law enforcement agency performing duties such as research, report writing, and statistical analysis. Crime and Intelligence Analysis Certification from a program recognized by the California Department of Justice is desirable.

Licenses and/or Certificates:
Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license and an acceptable driving record. A valid California Law Enforcement Teletype Systems (CLETS) certificate is required within three (3) months of employment.

Special Requirements: 
Satisfactory results from a background investigation, physical examination and administrative screening.


Knowledge of: 

• Objectives, programs, and policies of municipal law enforcement

• Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations

• Basic principles and methods of statistics and research

• Proper English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation

• Principles and procedures of record keeping and reporting

• Standard business software, including word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs

Skill to:

• Operate various types of standard office equipment including a personal computer and related software

• Operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner

Ability to:

• Analyze and evaluate tangible and intangible data soundly and impersonally, identify alternative solutions, and formulate reasonable and effective conclusions

• Interpret, explain, and apply departmental policies and procedures and pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations

• Establish and maintain courteous, cooperative, and effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of work

• Plan, organize, and prioritize projects and tasks in order to meet strict deadlines and adjust to changing priorities

• Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing

• Prepare clear and concise technical reports, correspondence, and other written documents

• Handle multiple priorities, organize workload, and meet strict deadlines

Working Conditions & Physical Demands

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee occasionally stands or walks and lifts and moves records and documents weighing up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Mental Demands:

While performing the duties of this class, the incumbent is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve complex problems; use math/mathematical skills; perform highly detailed work under changing, intensive deadlines, on multiple concurrent tasks; work with constant interruptions; and interact with staff, other law enforcement agencies, and the general public. The employee works in a paramilitary environment with a highly structured chain-of-command system.

Work Environment:

The employee typically works in office conditions; the noise level is frequently quiet or moderately quiet, at or below 85 decibels.     

The City of Tustin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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