Southern California Crime and Intelligence 
                Analysts' Association

Downey PD - Crime Analyst

23 Jan 2024 11:42 AM | Kelley Booth (Administrator)

Closing Date: 2/9/2024 5:30 PM Pacific


$76,810.56 - $95,154.60 Annually


Downey, CA

Job Type

Regular, Full-Time

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Under general supervision, to perform a variety of complex research and analytical duties; prepare and disseminate data and information related to actual and anticipated criminal activity; administer, verify, and validate computer system and databases; and perform other related work as required.


The following examples are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by persons assigned to this classification.

  • Research, analyze, and collect data from a variety of sources to identity and evaluate crime series, patterns and trends. 
  • Interpret and provide statistical information for department staff members.
  • Communicate and collaborate with Investigative and Patrol staff to discuss, review, and evaluate crime patterns, trends, and possible intervention strategy for findings.
  • Develop and prepare crime summaries, statistical reports, spreadsheets, charts, maps, diagrams, graphs and related materials in order to track and present findings related to criminal activity, patterns and trends.  
  • Collect, review, and analyze a variety of internal and external reports in order to determine if offenders can be identified, extra deployment is needed and if preventative measures are necessary.
  • Prepare predictive summary based on reported statistics, crimes, activity and analysis of typical behavior patterns.
  • Troubleshoot and utilize department use of platforms and supporting platforms related to public crime mapping and in-house analytical software. 
  • Prepare and present staff reports. 
  • Testify in court on work product, findings, and methodologies.
  • Review and respond to information requests, both internally and externally.
  • Review and respond to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on local, state, and national crime trends and statistics.
  • Serve as department liaison to local crime intelligence groups and organizations, as directed.  
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for acceptable job performance as determined by the city. Example combination includes, but is not limited to  

Age: Must be 18 years of age or older.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree, or completion of an accreditation program, with major course work in computer science, research methodology, statistics, criminal justice, or a closely related field, or equivalent training.

Experience: Two (2) years of experience in statistical data collection and analysis, computerized databases, records management systems, and computer aided dispatch in a law enforcement environment.
 Knowledge of: Principles, methods, and techniques used to research, organize and present law enforcement, crime, and offender data; principles, practices and methods of administrative, and statistical analysis; business computer user applications particularly related to statistical analysis and data management; statistical and comparative analysis techniques, and formulae; law enforcement functions and processes; methods and techniques of lead direction, training, and motivation; modern office administrative practices and procedures; automated law enforcement information systems and procedures; applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations; standard office procedures, practices, and equipment; modern office equipment, including a computer and applicable software; methods, and techniques for record keeping and report preparation and writing; proper English, spelling, and grammar; and occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

 Ability to: Lead, oversee, and perform complex crime analysis work; collect, compile and analyze information, and data; evaluate alternatives and reach sound conclusions; prepare accurate statistical and narrative reports of study findings and make effective presentations; use crime analysis computer software and programs; retrieve data from electronic data systems; research, compile, and organize data for presentations; prepare charts, graphs, and maps; understand and follow instructions; perform a variety of work with speed and accuracy; interpret, explain, and apply applicable laws, codes, and regulations; read, interpret, and record data accurately; organize, prioritize, and follow up on work assignments; create, organize, and maintain records; work independently and as part of a team; make sound decisions within established guidelines; follow written and oral directions; observe safety principles and work in a safe manner; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; receive the public in person or over the phone; and establish and maintain effective working relationships

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