CLACKAMAS COUNTY

CLASSIFICATION NO.113
Established: 10/04
FLSA: Non-Exempt
EEO:  4

CRIME ANALYST

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

Under direction, to provide technical work and research in the development and analysis of data; to compile, enter, integrate, analyze, maintain and report findings on crime and other related statistical data and information through analysis and report writing; and to do other work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Sheriff’s Office provides police protection and law enforcement services to the residents of Clackamas County by enforcing the laws of the State of Oregon. 

The Crime Analyst is a specialized non-sworn classification responsible for performing complex statistical research analysis. The incumbent is responsible for compiling, maintaining, analyzing and integrating crime and statistical data and responding to and preparing information for requests from citizens, administration, detectives, patrol deputies and outside agencies.

The Crime Analyst differs from Deputy Sheriff who is a sworn peace officer classification responsible for law enforcement, community protection and general investigative work.  The Crime Analyst also differs from the sworn Detective who applies special knowledge and techniques in the processing, follow-up and investigation of alleged crimes, including preserving crime scene evidence and undercover operations.  

TYPICAL TASKS

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Researches requests from citizens, administration, detectives, patrol deputies and outside agencies for information from the law enforcement data base systems; write queries to locate and retrieve specific data; exports data to spreadsheet software; prepares written response reports and makes oral presentations on crime statistics and trends as requested.   
  2. Researches, analyzes and compiles data from a variety of resources, such as police reports and special unit statistics and law enforcement database systems that may include Clackamas Law Enforcement Automated Support System (C.L.A.S.S.), 9-1-1 system (C-COM)  and Law Enforcement Data System (L.E.D.S.);  prepares analysis for area crime evaluations to address specific crime issues for directed patrol efforts; analyzes data to identify and evaluate crime series, trends and patterns; identifies patterns in method of operation and profiles of victims and suspects, and prepares reports including graphic presentation and charts and attends and/or presents information at meetings in other jurisdictions and community settings.
  3. Prepares and maintains a variety of diverse, routine and complex monthly, semi-annual and annual reports in addition to statistics regarding crime, calls for service, traffic and other activities; coordinates area robbery, burglary and sex crimes exchange files for corresponding tracking systems from outside agencies, provides statistical information for use by task force units and others for the purpose of identifying suspects, trends and enforcement strategies; communicates reports and statistics to various interested and contracted cities, law enforcement agencies, community members and community planning organizations and meets reporting deadlines.
  4. Maintains special files in the law enforcement data base system including personnel identification password files, property loss files, ORS files and name correlation files; maintains quality control and resolves discrepancies.
  5. Maintains and researches information used to help find or identify people including researching locations and addresses through law enforcement data base systems such as Accurint and Open On-Line websites. 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Working knowledge of: Principles and techniques of record keeping, software applications, operating systems for general records and record procedures, practices of data processing, data entry and retrieval techniques; law enforcement computerized systems program structure, relating to where and how programs store and relate data; statistical analysis relating to math and research techniques; advanced word processing, spreadsheet, database and other statistical research; mapping software to create complex documents and reports requiring the interpretation and manipulation of data; advanced query skill for writing and maintaining queries and prepare and maintain accurate running statistical records.

Skill to: Make accurate predictions based on trend analysis, including the ability to predict crime patterns; use modern research methods; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; prepare and present written and oral presentations; respond to the public in a tactful manner; react quickly and appropriately to requests for information; establish and maintain effective working relationships with citizens, administrative staff, and law enforcement personnel; understand and comply with the rules and regulations of Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO); operate a variety of equipment including computer, special law enforcement and software applications; interpret and apply federal, state and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations.    

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Law Enforcement Data System (L.E.D.S.) certified within three months of hire.  

Must successfully pass an extensive background investigation including national fingerprint records check.

Must pass a pre-employment drug test.

Driving may be necessary for County business.  For position(s) with occasional/incidental driving, incumbents must possess a valid driver's license.  Accommodation requests for an acceptable alternative method of transportation will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation.  For position(s) with regular driving, incumbent(s) must also possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.

MINIMUM RECRUITING STANDARDS

Any satisfactory combination of experience, education and training that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and skills.