Crime Analysis Administrator

  • City of Des Moines, Iowa
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Criminology and Forensics
  • Salary: $83,138.00 - $105,373.00 Annually USD

Job Description

Distinguishing Features of the Class

The Crime Analysis Administrator will lead, oversee and participate in the collection, collation, analysis, evaluation and dissemination of crime data to discover developing trends, patterns and changes in criminal activity through the use of mapping, analytical software and other means deemed acceptable. Additionally, this position will require research on methodology and current practices regarding crime analysis, as well as making recommendations for improvement and implementation. This position will oversee, organize, and manage all crime analysis and investigative support staff by directing and managing workflow and tasks and improve work efficiency. Under general direction and with extensive latitude for initiative and independent thought, manage and perform data analysis and collection pertaining to crime and intelligence gathering.

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • Bachelor's degree in public policy, public administration, statistics, research methodology, criminal justice or other related fields of study with major coursework in statistics, research methods, intermediate or higher quantitative or qualitative methods from an accredited college or university; and
  • Substantial (at least 5 years) work experience or research in a crime analysis-related field; and
  • Two (2) years' experience as a team leader or supervisor or acting in a supervisory role; or
  • Any equivalent combination of the above listed experience, education and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.
  • GIS certification preferred.
  • Possession of a valid Iowa Driver's License, or evidence of equivalent mobility.


Required Special Qualifications

  • Candidates for positions in this class must pass a post-employment offer physical examination and drug screen.
  • Ability pass a background check.


Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only)

  • Oversees, plans, organizes and manages crime analysis and investigative assistant activities performed within the department.
  • Performs strategic intelligence analysis work to foster intelligence-led policing.
  • Develops, administers and implements a wide variety of activities related to the activities of crime analysis.
  • Creates and manages intelligence databases, including input, processing, and output procedures, in an automated data processing or computer environment.
  • Collaborates with Police Command Staff to navigate crime suppression efforts through tactical, intelligence, strategic, and administrative analysis by producing documentation, reports, and maps and makes recommendations based on findings.
  • Prepares comprehensive written reports, graphs, charts (e.g. link analysis, communication analysis, event flow, timelines), tables, maps and other illustrative devices and visual presentation for dissemination.
  • Attends and participates in intelligence, investigative and law enforcement information sharing meetings and conferences.
  • Ensures compliance with Federal and State laws and department policies and procedures in the collection of criminal intelligence and data.
  • Researches, makes recommendations, and implements industry best practices.
  • Performs complex statistical and analytical research; random statistical samplings, correlation and regression analysis; and compiles needed reports on the results.
  • Provides crime analysis training to police and other department personnel.
  • Locates, retrieves, and processes information within assigned functional areas.
  • Monitors available sources of media and intelligence sources to timely identify incidents and patterns.
  • Performs the retrieval and analysis of various crime, calls for service, arrest and other data generated throughout the department.
  • Collects data and information from a variety of sources to create usable and actionable intelligence information.
  • Manages information sharing and collaboration network amongst the department and other public or private sector partners.
  • Communicates with department divisions, outside agencies, community leaders and partners to exchange information and assist in coordinating enforcement efforts.
  • Integrates information from crime analysts and police personnel into a presentation for Command Staff and unit supervisors.
  • Develops statistical data resources to assist in proactive and targeted investigations; preventative enforcement and education; and identification of patterns, trends, criminal organizations, and known and repeat offenders.
  • Oversees and performs special projects as assigned.
  • Assists with routine administrative duties as required.
  • Work closely with City Information Technology personnel.
  • May present testimony at preliminary hearings, grand jury proceedings and trials regarding investigations conducted by the Department.
  • Attends meetings, conferences, workshops and training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on the principles, practices and new developments in assigned work areas.
  • Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Closing Date/Time: 11/1/2021 5:00 PM Central

Job Address

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