Crime and Intelligence Analyst

CITY OF YAKIMA   Yakima, WA   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on May 4, 2022
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Crime and Intelligence Analyst

Salary 
$5,255.47 - $6,311.07 Monthly
Location 
Dick Zais Ctr: 200 S. 3rd Street Yakima, WA
Job Type
Full-time
Department
Police
Job Number
22-00087
 
 
Closing
5/30/2022 4:00 PM Pacific

Overview and Minimum Class Requirements

The Yakima Police Department is highly focused on the reduction of violent crime through exceptional customer service.  The Crime and Intelligence position is at the heart of that effort.  Working closely with Gang Unit investigators, the analyst plays a critical role in assisting with data driven policing.  If this opportunity intrigues you and you have the skills to make a difference in our community, apply today!  
 
The City of Yakima is a premier employer in the Yakima Valley with extensive opportunities for training and growth. The City offers a competitive benefit package including:


• Comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage
• FREE healthcare clinic!
• WA State PERS Pension Plan
• 1% Employer contribution to a 457 deferred Compensation plan
• Generous accruals for vacation and sick leave
• 3% Bilingual/biliterate English/Spanish pay 
• Much more

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Two (2) years of college education with course work reflecting law enforcement, criminal justice, business, statistics, computer science, information systems, social sciences and/or research methods PLUS two (2) years of experience working in roles that demonstrate skills on research, statistics, data management and/or ability to process data for reporting purposes.   One (1) year experience in crime and intelligence analysis or commissioned law enforcement may be substituted for one year of the education requirement.  

Must pass an extensive background check, polygraph, and psychological evaluation prior to hiring.  

LICENSES, REGISTRATION AND CERTIFICATE: 

Must obtain and maintain a valid Washington State Driver’s License.   Current Crime or Intelligence Analyst certification through a related organization is preferred (e.g. International Association of Crime Analyst (IACA), International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA), etc.).

Job Summary

Under general direction, the Crime and Intelligence Analyst provides timely and pertinent information relevant to crime patterns, crime series, and crime trends.  Assists operational and administrative personnel in planning the deployment of resources for the prevention and suppression of criminal activities, aiding the investigative process and providing timely information, which increases the apprehension of offenders and the clearance of cases.  Performs technical work in the development and analysis of data related to various elements of criminal activity.  Prepares and presents strategic intelligence assessments affecting departmental activity in criminal apprehension and prevention.  Performs related work as required.

Essential Functions

Reviews, categorizes, and codes all crime reports, additional reports and field contact reports to extract modus operandi (MO), and suspect information.

Collects, collates, and analyses crime report data to identify crime patterns and crime series.

Prepares specific crime analysis reports when crime patterns, crime series, and crime trends are identified, and disseminates reports to appropriate users.

Prepares and regularly disseminates analyses on targeted crimes.

Using crime report, MO, and suspect description information, creates crime/suspect correlation analyses to provide suspect leads to officers and investigators.

Using suspect/arrest report, MO, and applicable field contact report information, creates suspect/crime correlation analyses to link known or suspected offenders to open or unsolved crime cases.

Utilizes statistical processes to generate crime trend and a variety of other such variable trend statistical summary reports.

Meets with officers, investigators, and administrators to identify the types of crime and intelligence products and services that would be of greatest assistance to the enhancement of crime suppression and criminal apprehension efforts.

Works with patrol supervisors to identify the need for and the most effective implementation of directed patrol responses to specified crime and disorder problems.

Performs standard searches to identify the links between suspects, vehicles, and MOs and to determine their connection to particular crime cases. 

Develops and implements procedures to prevent loss of information.

Insures the monthly archiving of data on the first work day of each month.

Supports the investigative process through the preparation of event flow, link analysis, telephone toll, and other such diagrams and associative techniques.

Maintain organizational ties to local and national crime and intelligence analysis associations (e.g. International Association of Crime Analysts, International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts, International Association of Law Enforcement Planners, Regional Crime Analysts Association, crime mapping and crime and intelligence analysis related list servers.)

Contributes to the effectiveness of the Yakima Police Department by demonstrating an attitude that encourages cooperation, coordination of efforts, efficient use of resources, and exceptional customer service. Provides continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality service. Develops innovative programs and projects and proactively introduces change to address emerging issues and opportunities. 

Requires regular and reliable attendance.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Major Worker Characteristics

Knowledge of: Intelligence Led Policing, Problem-Oriented Policing, Community Policing, and CompStat Policing Models; law enforcement operations and procedures; related equipment, and their application; considerable knowledge of crime analysis methods, practices and procedures; methods of report presentation; Proficient in data-entry/formatting, database management, and software programs.

Knowledge of practices and principles of work flow and systems analysis; record keeping systems, processes, and practices; best principles and practices for project management; municipal records retention procedures, and techniques.  Knowledge and sound judgement with regard to public disclosure, and confidentiality standards.  Knowledge of and adherence to a high standard of personal and professional ethics. 

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Excel; mapping software, report writing tools; and office equipment including but not limited to fax machine, copy machine, telephone etc. 

Knowledge of techniques and strategies for dissemination of complex and/or technical written and verbal information to a wide range of individuals, including but not limited to managers, staff, government officials, investigators, criminal justice professionals, and members of the public. 

Ability to:  understand and use statistical methods to predict the likelihood of future criminal occurrences; use crime and other such variable statistics to create trend analyses;  read, research, interpret and apply federal, state and local policies, procedures, laws, rules, and regulations; translate jargon and technical language into layperson’s terms; understand and extract pertinent information from relevant crime data; prepare clear, accurate and concise reports, records, graphs, maps, and charts; collect, evaluate and interpret varied information and data. Capable of logical thought patterns.

Ability to perform a variety of mathematical computations with ability to read, interpret and analyze complex and technical documents and to translate analysis into recommendations or reports.  Must possess ability to identify and define complex problems, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to analyze service issues, evaluate alternatives, and make recommendations based on findings; compile technical information and review and maintain complete official records. 

Ability to present complex information clearly and concisely in both written and verbal formats. Make informative and persuasive presentations to individuals and groups and participate in public forums. 

Ability to establish, facilitate, and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, the public, investigators, criminal justice professionals, community organizations and government agencies; to consistently and continually demonstrate tact, diplomacy, and respect to individuals, groups and organizations representing a wide diversity of ethnicities, cultures, opinions, and beliefs; develop and implement modern auditing and accountability methods, procedures, forms and records; facilitate and lead cohesive, positive and highly productive work teams with an outstanding customer service focus. Ability to positively receive feedback and take direction is essential.

Ability to work independently with self-direction and minimal oversight; use initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines; maintain sustained attention to detail and work under timeline pressures; prioritize workloads; manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines. Excellent analytical and organizational skills are essential. Must possess ability to quickly adapt to changing priorities and demands.

Ability to operate personal computer, utilize specialized software, and enter information into a computer system within speed and accuracy; effectively use City programs including but not limited to records management and automated information systems. 

Must communicate clearly and effectively, with employees, members of the public representing diverse education and background, and with officials at all levels of government utilizing well developed communication skills, both written and oral, with appropriate use of business English, including but not limited to correct grammar, vocabulary, letter composition, editing, spelling, and punctuation.   Must routinely and regularly maintain a high degree of confidentiality and discretion through all forms of communication.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  

Work is performed in an office environment, while sitting at a desk or computer terminal.   May be required to sit, stand and walk for extended periods of time.  Occasionally needs to move inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.  Constant use of all senses including feeling/talking/hearing/seeing while performing duties and while communicating with co-workers, general public and completing all tasks as assigned. Constant use of both hands in reaching/handling/grasping/keyboarding and other fine skills manipulation while performing duties and operating computers. Occasionally ascends/descends stairs and inclines while maintaining balance.   Occasional work includes bending, stooping, lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds. Must be able to distinguish color and maintain long-term and short-term memory. May work in remote locations or in noisy work area. Work will require occasional travel to a variety of locations. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS:  

May be required to wear a department uniform.  Work with the public and employees, some of whom may be irate, upset or disturbed.  May carry a communication device.  Employee may have to work other than regular hours to provide continuity in communicating information to all department personnel.  Work under stress with accuracy and efficiency.