Inside the FSPD - Employment Opportunities - Crime and Intelligence Analyst

Crime and Intelligence Analyst            Salary Range: Entry: $19.43 / Maximum: $27.56
Under the general direction of the Network Administrator, the incumbent conducts and coordinates the crime analysis operations of the Department. The incumbent conducts special statistical projects and guides development of reports, publications and bulletins. The incumbent is responsible for providing criminal intelligence information to members of the Fort Smith Police Department concerning individuals and organizations involved in identified criminal activity and enterprises. The incumbent is responsible for the Departmentís crime analysis function by utilizing a variety of sources in collecting, collating, analyzing and disseminating data relating to crime. Information that is disseminated by the analyst provides a means for utilizing regularly collected information on reported crimes and criminals to prevent and suppress crime and to apprehend criminal offenders. The incumbent will hold responsibility for monitoring and ensuring updates are installed in the Departmentís Records Management System, as well as conducting instruction to other employees in the use of the Records Management System.

For further details contact the Recruiting Coordinator for the Fort Smith Police Department.

Note to be considered for this position, a detailed resume' must also be submitted along with the application.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Review the daily offense, arrest, incident, statistical, field interview, pawn shop, calls for service, supplemental investigations, bulletins, e-mail and bulletins for criminal intelligence information and crime analysis reports.
  2. Preparation of daily, weekly, monthly and annual crime analysis reports, wanted and missing persons bulletins, statistical reports, crime specific memorandums, crime forecast reports, intelligence bulletins, and responses to special requests for crime data information.

  3. Prepares reports, maps, statistical information and coordinates the crime analysis briefing presented to representatives from the Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions.

  4. Collects and disseminates criminal intelligence information to members of the Department and other pertinent law enforcement and government agencies, as well as responding to requests for investigative assistance from other agencies.

  5. Typing investigative reports, court documents or statistical data; using computer systems to acquire and organize information, operating teletype and computer systems to obtain information through ACIC, NLETS or NCIC or other criminal records or intelligence systems.

  6. Organizes and maintains sensitive, non-sensitive and open source case data and/or files into logical, concise and understandable order for retrieval if further analysis is needed.

  7. Conducts research into new programs and procedures as directed.

  8. Assist the Records Technician with the collection, retention, and dissemination of crime statistics to the state crime data repository.

  9. Assist the Network Team in database management and tracking updates to database software systems.

  10. Train other employees in the use of the Departmentís Records Management System.

  11. May be required to testify in court.

  12. Must report to work on a regular and timely basis.

  13. Must possess a valid driverís license.


Qualification Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education / Experience
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelorís degree in behavioral science, statistics, mathematics, criminal justice, or a related field. A minimum of two years of experience in database administration and experience administrating and installing Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008/2008R2/2012 preferred. Experience in specialized research and analysis is beneficial.


Other Skills and Abilities
The incumbent must have a comprehensive knowledge of methods and techniques used in researching, compiling, sorting, evaluating and analyzing relevant statistical information to perform crime analysis and criminal investigations; good knowledge of criminal/terrorists profiles and crime patterns. The incumbent must be able to utilize a variety of computer programs as required, i.e. Crystal Reports, Microsoft SQL Databases, able to write SQL statements, Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint, GIS mapping and other analytic software.

The incumbent must possess the ability to prepare technical reports on a variety of subjects; the ability to utilize inductive reasoning to develop hypothesis; the ability to assist a variety of personnel, both internally and externally; the ability to deal effectively with individuals in complex and controversial situations; the ability to summarize and disseminate information in a clear and effective manner; the ability to discreetly handle sensitive and confidential information; and the ability to understand and influence the behavior of others within the organization, customers or the public in order to achieve job objectives and cause action or understanding.


Physical Demands
The physical demands described her are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee must occasionally stand and walk, talk, and hear. Occasionally sit; use hands to handle objects and reach with hands and arms. The incumbent must also stoop, kneel, or crouch. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and color vision.

The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds.


Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those the incumbent encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions provided that accommodations comply with the City of Fort Smith's Alternate Duty Policy.

The noise level in the work environment while within the Police Department is usually moderate.