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Crime Analyst

Location: Danville, VA


Danville Police Department


Open until filled.

Job Description / Responsibilities

The Danville Police Department is seeking a Crime Analyst.

The purpose of this position is to perform skilled administrative and technical duties to provide analysis and data evaluation to the Danville Police Department for the purpose of increasing the effectiveness of police operations and informed decision making. This is accomplished by developing statistical data resources to assist in criminal investigations, identifying crime trends and patterns, and informing resource deployment. Responding to requests for data analysis and information initiating from department command staff. Querying and analyzing the Department Records Management System (OSSI/SunGard/Superion RMS) data. Preparing a wide variety of reports to include crime and patrol bulletins, research reports, department annual report, and informational reports for communities, media, and other governmental entities. Applying knowledge of criminal activities and law enforcement techniques in overall analysis for compiling data-driven approaches to law enforcement activities. Using computer databases and software to extract, analyze, and present data to include GIS tools, Crystal Reports, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, and so on.

Other duties include reading, studying, and staying abreast of current and emerging trends and issues in policing and crime analysis. Constructing, preparing, and presenting reports, summaries, charts, graphs, table, and other materials for the purpose of informing the department, City, other agencies, media, and citizens of crime trends and analysis. Making appropriate recommendations for improvements in department crime analysis program and guiding personnel in making the most effective use of its products.

This is a brief description. To view the essential functions and necessary qualifications read the entire job description HERE.

Salary Range
$46,677.00 – $68,000.00, plus benefits.


Formal Education
Work requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field. Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor's degree or equivalent.

Over three years up to and including five years preferred but not required.

Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, or temporary employees.

Human Collaboration Skills
Interactions have significant impact and may involve recommendations regarding potential policy development and implementation. Position evaluates customer satisfaction, develops cooperative associations, and utilizes resources to continuously improve customer satisfaction.

Freedom to Act
Receives Limited Direction.  This job title normally performs the duty assignment according to his or her own judgment, requesting supervisory assistance only when necessary. Special projects are managed with little oversight and assignments may be reviewed upon completion. Performance reviewed periodically.

Technical Skills
Skilled in a Technical Field: Work requires a comprehensive, practical knowledge of a technical field with use of analytical judgment and decision-making abilities appropriate to the work environment of the organization.

Fiscal Responsibility
This job title does research for documents, compiles data for computer entry, and/or enters or oversees data entry. Has responsibility for monitoring budget/fiscal expenditures (typically non-discretionary expenditures) for a work unit of less than department size (programs, activities, projects or small organizational units) or responsibility for fiscal management of capital project(s).

Advanced - Ability to read literature, books, reviews, scientific or technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and/or legal documents. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Advanced - Ability to apply fundamental concepts of theories, work with advanced mathematical operations methods, and functions of real and complex variables. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and Police Crime Analyst 3 self-study.

Advanced - Ability to write editorials, journals, speeches, manuals, or critiques. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Certification & Other Requirements
Driver’s License-Standard operator's license.

How to Apply

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Position is open until filled.

More Information

Contact Christopher Wiles at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 434-799-6505.

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