Southern California 
Crime and Intelligence 
Analysts' Association

Anaheim PD - Criminal Research Specialist

12 Mar 2019 10:16 AM | Kelley Booth (Administrator)

Are you interested in a civilian law enforcement career helping to keep Anaheim safe? Do you have proven analytical and research experience? The City of Anaheim is accepting applications for a Criminal Research Specialist who will gather, research, and analyze criminal data and issues.

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Essential Functions
  • Researches, compiles analyzes data, maps crime trends and patterns; makes recommendation of possible solution to criminal investigative problems; and assists patrol, investigative and administrative staff in planning the deployment of resources for the prevention, intervention and suppression of criminal activities.
  • Confirms accuracy and reliability of data through investigation and research.
  • Enhance department capabilities by preparing analytical and/or statistical reports. Effectively communicates report findings both orally and in writing.
  • Develop crime mapping and analysis of spatially referenced data such as police reports, calls for service, parolees, sex registrants, etc.
  • Respond to citizens, local businesses, city council, etc. regarding local crime problems.
  • Establish and maintain contacts with counterparts in other law enforcement agencies and attend all relevant schools and training to keep current with technology and analytical investigative techniques.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
  • Experience performing research and analysis relative to criminal activity and statistics; analytical report writing; manual and automated data entry and retrieval of analytical data
  • Knowledge of principals and practices of administrative and operational analytical/statistical analysis and research; computer databases, electronic spreadsheets, word processing, presentation software, statistical applications, and Geographic Information System (GIS) technology; criminal investigative procedures; statistical data collection.
  • The ability to read and interpret data; to learn and effectively utilize new computer technology; to apply the principals and techniques of deductive and inductive reasoning to analyze and determine significance of data gathered through research; communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective liaison with department officials, city employees, representatives of government jurisdictions, private organizations, and the public.
  • Possession of a valid California Driver's License by date of appointment.
  • Highly desirables:  Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in criminal justice, public administration or a related field. Certificate in Crime Analysis.
  • NOTE:  This position requires the ability to work nights, weekends and holidays as assigned.
Supplemental Information


Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.


The deadline for the first review of applications is on MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2019 at 5:00 PMApplicants are encouraged to apply early. Applicants that apply after the first review are not guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment. This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review date.

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