Southern California 
Crime and Intelligence 
Analysts' Association

Crime Analyst/Information Specialist - La Habra PD

22 Jan 2020 7:43 AM | Abbigael Howard (Administrator)


The City of La Habra is conducting a recruitment for the position of Crime Analyst/Information Specialist for the Police Department.  This is a full-time position in the police department which reports to the investigation bureau commander.


Under general supervision, the crime analyst/information specialist designs, monitors and updates all forms of crime-related data; assists in collecting, compiling, and analyzing data from a variety of sources to identify and evaluate crime series, trends and patterns; develops reports on crime series, trends and patterns; assists in preparing crime summaries and statistical reports utilizing various data systems; disseminates analysis products to police department personnel and within the law enforcement community; support information database systems including analyzing problems related to software and data issues and assists system users; ensures compliance with mandated requirements; analyzes and prepares crime statistics for federal reporting;  performs searches and uploads data on Uniform Crime Reporting System (UCR) and National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS); provides assistants to the system administrator for the police department's Computer Aided Dispatch System (CAD), Records Management System (RMS), and Mobile Data Computer System (MDC); and performs other related duties as required.


Knowledge of:

  • Modern office procedures and practices.
  • Organizational structure of the Police Department.
  • Services and activities of a crime analysis program.
  • Principles of mathematics and statistics.
  • Methods and techniques of statistical research and analysis.
  • Basic principles, practices, methodologies and techniques of crime analysis, crime prevention, law enforcement and police records processing.
  • Principles of data collection, collation, analysis and dissemination.
  • Uniform Crime Reporting.
  • National Incident Based Reporting System.
  • Records practices and retention laws.
  • Office procedures, methods and equipment including specialized public safety computer systems and applications including, but not limited to: the CAD/RMS/MDC network, COPLINK, CABS, Parole LEADS, CalGangs, CalPhoto, Visions, DORS, OCAlert, WebDV and ELETE.
  • Strong English skills with spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Legal regulations regarding the access to police records and criminal databases as established by the State Department of Justice.
  • Effective customer service techniques.
Skill and Ability to:
  • Learn, understand, and apply laws, ordinances, department policies and procedures.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Read and write English using proper spelling and grammar.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Work well in the disciplined atmosphere of the Police Department and maintain high ethical standards.
  • Accept supervisory authority, and understand and follow oral/written instructions.
  • Maintain professionalism, courtesy, and composure at all times, including emergency and high-stress situations.
  • Operate standard office equipment, including a personal computer and related word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.
  • Work independently.
  • Learn laws of arrest and relevant local, state and other laws and regulations.
  • Learn standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio system.
  • Interview and document information for court presentation.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, the general public, and others encountered in the course of work.

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Closing Date2/13/2020 5:30 PM Pacific

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