CRIME ANALYST

City of Naperville, Illinois - Naperville, IL

Full-time
The City of Naperville's Police Department is expanding its Crime Analysis function by adding another full-time Crime Analyst to the department. This position be responsible for the collection and analysis of timely and relevant information on crime patterns and trends, which will assist department personnel in planning the deployment of resources for the prevention and suppression of criminal activities. The position will research and analyze law enforcement data; identify and interpret criminal activity, patterns and trends; and forecast trends to aid in staffing and deployment of police personnel. This position reports to the Deputy Director of Administrative Services.

Duties
The Crime Analyst will work with Patrol and Investigation Division members to provide accurate, timely and relevant analysis of crime patterns and trends that aid in the efficient deployment of department. The position will prepare and publish crime analysis bulletins and will make presentations to staff on emerging or existing crime series, patterns and trends. The position will also develop and produce crime maps; attend briefings, Patrol roll calls, and Investigations meetings; provide tactical case support; and work closely with Crime Prevention Specialists to provide current crime trend and pattern information to better inform the community and to assist in development of prevention programs. The Crime Analyst provides tactical analysis (i.e. patterns, repeat incidents), strategic analysis (i.e. long term statistical trends, hot spots), intelligence analysis (repeat offenders, repeat victims, criminal organizations/networks) and administrative analysis (i.e. short reports, response to media requests) to assist the department become more effective through better information.

Qualifications
Position requirements include: Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Sociology, Information Technology, GIS, Mathematics, or related field (Master's degree preferred); a minimum of three years' experience performing statistical analysis and research (equivalent combinations of education and experience may be substituted); and a valid Illinois Class D Driver's License. Certified Law Enforcement Analyst (CLEA) through the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA) is required within the first twelve months of employment
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the principles, concepts, methods and techniques of crime analysis, and knowledge of principles of statistics and quantitative analysis, qualitative analysis and demographic and social variables affecting public safety. The selected candidate must have the ability to collect, conceptualize, analyze, interpret and prepare police data and utilize this data to evaluate police deployment, responses and problem-solving efforts. The selected candidate must have demonstrated skills in data analysis, research methods, theory and statistics, preferably in a law enforcement capacity. Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to convey complex information clearly and concisely are critical to this position as are advanced skills in various computer applications such as relational databases, geographical information system (GIS) applications, Crystal Reports, CAD, Records Management Systems, etc.

Additional Information
The City of Naperville, Illinois is a dynamic community of 148,000 residents, conveniently located 28 miles west of Chicago. Various publications have named Naperville as one of the best cities in the United States in which to live. The City has gained national recognition for our family-friendly environment, excellent schools and library system, low crime rate, and vibrant downtown area. It's also a great place to work! Our municipal government employs over 900 dedicated individuals in a wide range of job categories and provides a dynamic & collaborative working environment, a forward-looking leadership team, and a competitive benefits package.

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http://www.naperville.il.us/careers/

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The City of Naperville complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals needing accommodations in the recruitment process should notify Human Resources in advance at (630) 305-7066.
The City of Naperville offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to: Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
IMRF (Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund) or Fire/Police Pension Programs Deferred Compensation Investment Plans
Flexible Spending Accounts Employee Assistance Program
Additional Voluntary Benefits
Paid Time Off and Holidays Service and Recognition Awards