Southern California Crime and Intelligence 
                Analysts' Association

Riverside Sheriff Crime Analyst

29 Jan 2024 11:17 AM | Abbigael Steinmetz (Howard) (Administrator)

Closing Date: 2/6/2024 11:59 PM PST


$67,438.59 - $92,369.54 Annually


Throughout Riverside County

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The Riverside County Sheriff's Office has an opportunity for multiple Crime Analysts throughout Riverside County. The incumbents will be responsible for assisting law enforcement staff in the analysis of suspected or documented criminal activity, collecting, compiling, preparing, and evaluating statistical data, and performing other work as required. Candidates that possess experience in crime and intelligence analysis are highly desired. Competitive candidates will also possess a Crime and Intelligence Analysis certificate and/or a degree in crime analysis, criminal justice, statistics, business administration, public administration, or other closely related field.

The incumbents will be required to travel throughout Riverside County. Additionally, the incumbents may be required to work nights, weekends, holidays, and be available to work overtime as needed.


  • Researches and analyzes and criminal intelligence information collected by Sheriff's Department personnel.
  • Integrates information from many sources using various illustrative methods including charts, diagrams, and maps; prepares a variety of reports, graphs, charts, and maps related to criminal activities and organized criminal groups.
  • Researches crime reports and related evidence through analysis procedures to disclose patterns, trends, or evidence of criminal activity; prepares Visual Investigative Analysis (VIA) charts for crimes including, but not limited to, homicides, robberies, and arson investigations.
  • Completes link analysis charts to illustrate the relationship of events and persons suspected of organized criminal activity and other conspiracies.
  • Develops charts resulting from telephone toll analysis showing contacts between persons suspected of bookmaking, drug trafficking and other illegal activities.
  • Determines the type of analysis to be utilized based on the information received; consults with departmental personnel to obtain additional information as needed.
  • Presents analytical findings to departmental personnel; may testify in court.
  • Participates in meetings with departmental personnel and other law enforcement agencies to exchange and develop intelligence information.
  • May visit crime scenes.
  • Collects, compiles, and prepares data for a variety of statistical reports and publications; prepares correspondence as needed.
Option I

Experience: One year of experience performing criminal intelligence analysis work in a governmental law enforcement agency.

Option II

Education: Completion of 18 semester of 24 quarter units in Criminal Justice coursework and 3 semester of 4 quarter units in statistics from a recognized college.


Experience: One year of computer experience which included working with software packages such as word processing, statistical packages, or graphics programs.

Knowledge of: Principles, practices, and techniques of criminal intelligence analysis; types of crimes and modus operandi used; sources of intelligence information; techniques of evaluating information obtained from a variety of sources; the methods of collecting statistical data; effective methods to present statistical information to a variety of users.

Ability to: Evaluate and organize a variety of intelligence information; recognize patterns or trends of criminal activity; interpret the significance of various types of criminal analysis; prepare clear, concise, illustrative, and written reports; present conclusions to others in a clear and understandable manner; make independent judgements and function with a minimum of supervision; use discretion in distributing and disclosing sensitive information; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

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