Southern California Crime and Intelligence 
                Analysts' Association

Montclair PD Crime Analyst

8 Apr 2024 10:55 AM | Abbigael Steinmetz (Howard) (Administrator)

Job Description

Under general supervision, performs a variety of tasks in support of the Police Department’s community policing philosophy and crime prevention strategies designed to identify criminal behavior and crime trends; assists in proactive crime prevention assignments; and performs related work as assigned in various units.

Essential Job Duties

Perform original research and statistical analysis of crime data; prepare and present reports of findings inclusive of problem-solving recommendations. Perform crime analysis by extracting, interpreting, and formatting data retrieved by researching the Department computer database and digital crime mapping software. Prepare and disseminate a number of monthly reports including statistical data. Develop and maintain liaison with other criminal justice personnel. Attend and participate in computer user group meetings for hardware, software, crime analysis, and CLETS systems. Utilize a variety of databases and computer-driven systems including crime mapping, digital imaging software, and related programs. Interact with coworkers at all levels in the organization in a collaborative and customer service-oriented manner. Perform all duties within the context of the City’s Mission Statement and Organizational Values.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

Principles of data collection, organization and analysis of data, and dissemination techniques.  Crime patterns and series. Law enforcement and court procedures. Parole and corrections records and procedures. Law enforcement databases. Behavior of individuals and groups, habit patterns, and the motivating desires of people. Basic psychology and sociology. Related laws, ordinances, and regulations.

Skills/Abilities to:

Perform complex professional and analytical work. Operate a variety of office equipment including computers and applicable software applications, including the use of police radios, and monitoring broadcasts. Extract data and develop a variety of customized reports, charts, graphs, and maps. Identify and seek leads on criminal activity along with assisting investigators. Monitor and interpret technology such as CCTV and sensors. Analyze information and draw valid, logical conclusions. Develop data storage and retrieval systems. Prepare and present reports. Maintain accurate records. Research and present new ideas. Use correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Provide liaison to other City personnel, other agencies, and the public. Deal tactfully and courteously with internal and external customers. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Immediately share critical and safety related information with field units. Maintain confidentiality of sensitive and privileged information. Share and present topics both internally and externally.


Graduation from High School or G.E.D. required.  Accredited degree in criminal justice, public administration or closely related field preferred. Crime and Intelligence Analysis certificate program preferred.

Bilingual in Spanish/English is highly desirable.

Montclair PD Flyer - Crime Analyst (FINAL) (002).pdf

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