Crime Analyst - Murrieta Police Department

18 Apr 2022 10:08 AM | Dana Boss (Administrator)

Salary: $73,821.92 - $89,731.01 Annually

Location: Murrieta, CA

Job Type: Full-Time

Department: Police Department

Job Number: 2022-09

Closing: 5/11/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

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The City of Murrieta is accepting applications for the position of Senior Crime Analyst to fill one (1) current vacancy for our Police Department. The eligibility list established may be used to fill upcoming vacancies within this classification for up to one (1) year.


Under direction, provides professional analytical duties related to crime and criminal intelligence in support of the Police Department; researches, collects, analyzes, and disseminates statistical information and reports, to departmental management, used in making operational changes and decisions; develops, summarizes, and maintains crime analysis records; and performs related work as required.  


Receives direction from an assigned supervisor and management personnel. May provide training, and/or exercise technical and functional direction over lower-level staff.  


This advanced journey level professional classification is responsible for providing analytical support to the crime analysis functions within the Police Department.  Incumbents perform the full range of duties, working independently and exercising judgment and initiative.  Incumbents at this level rely on experience and judgment to perform the most complex duties and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.


  • Compiles and analyzes information from various sources on crime and criminal intelligence to identify patterns or trends and the mode of operation of potential suspects.
  • Performs statistical analysis on data; prepares analytical and statistical reports, charts, graphs, maps, bulletins, and other written reports.
  • Prepares crime statistical summaries and reports on projections of long-term changes and crime trends; assists with the development of tactics, strategies, and planning in response to crime trends.
  • Formulates theories regarding crime trends, patterns, and suspects; develops hypothetical links between crime trends, criminals, and crime groups; makes recommendations of possible solutions to criminal investigative problems.
  • Develops and maintains information system applications and databases relative to criminal activity; audits and maintains quality control of crime analysis data through accurate data documentation.
  • Utilizes geographic information and mapping systems to create visual crime concepts illustrating trends in the types of crimes being committed in particular areas.
  • Provides statistical information for filing required crime reports with Federal and State agencies; provides information related to crime analysis to businesses, government agencies, and the public.
  • Creates confidential law enforcement bulletins regarding crime trends, wanted persons and officer safety.
  • Participates in the development of goals and objectives as well as policies and procedures; makes recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards, policies, and procedures; participates in the implementation of approved policies and procedures.
  • Participates in the selection of assigned staff; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies.        
  • Prepares and maintains various files and logs, including a daily log of police activities by incident type, time of occurrence, and area.
  • Informs department staff of crime analysis services and provides staff training staff to facilitate a deeper knowledge and understanding of crime analysis functions and benefits.
  • Assist in monitoring the City's active parole population; gathers intelligence data on known parolees; helps identify parolees that are in the City illegally; identifies pre-parolees and ensure appropriate placement.
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in crime analysis trends and services.
  • Observes and complies with all City and mandated safety rules, regulations, and protocols.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications


Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.   A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

·          Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in criminology, statistics, business or public administration, or a related field


  • Two (2) years of responsible professional crime analysis experience


  • Possession of crime analysis certification


  • Four (4) years’ experience equivalent to a Crime Analyst 


  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License

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