Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Description

The following is a list of incentives for Civilian staff in QCPD:

  • Hiring Bonus
    1. A  $1,500 hiring bonus for Police Civilian staff payable as follows:
      • $1,000 in your first paycheck; and
      • $500 after successful completion of your probation.
    2. Retention Bonus
      1. Police employees will receive $1,000 at the end of each successful year of employment (for the first 5 years).
      2. Vacation & Sick time front-load
        1. For the Police Civilian staff, at the time of hire you will receive a one-time addition of 60 hours of vacation and 60 hours of sick time.
        2. Vacation and sick time biweekly accruals at the normal rates for new hires.
        3. Education Bonus (if applicable)
          1. A one-time bonus for education/earned degree payable after successful completion of your probation.
          2. The degree must be from an accredited college or university with major course work in criminal justice studies, social sciences, business management, leadership, forensic science, psychology, or other degree related to the core functions of your position.
          3. The degree must be earned/awarded prior to your hire date. If you earn a degree following your hire date, you may qualify for a different educational incentive provided by the Town. More information will be provided during your initial orientation.
          4. If you have earned multiple degrees, you will receive the incentive specified for the highest degree earned/presented that relates to your core functions of your position.
          5. The incentive is as follows:
            • Associate Degree: $500
            • Bachelor Degree: $1,000
            • Masters (or higher): $1,500
          6. Moving Expenses (if applicable)
            1. If a police department employee moves to within 30 miles of the Town borders after receiving a final offer of employment, that individual may be eligible for a one-time payment of potential expenses.
            2. Guidelines for this payment are as follows:
              • In-state (Arizona) move under 90 miles: $250
              • In-state (Arizona) move over 90 miles: $500
              • Out-of state move: $1,500
            3. Travel Reimbursement (if applicable)
              1. We will reimburse travel costs related to testing activities that occur after you have received a conditional offer letter.  Must keep all receipts.
              2. The maximum daily reimbursement will be based on current GSA rates:
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              CLASS SUMMARY (FLSA Exempt)  
              The primary function of an employee in this class is to perform a variety of crime and intelligence analysis activities including the collection, analysis, interpretation, dissemination, and integration of crime, staffing, deployment, performance, and other related quantitative/qualitative data in support of patrol, investigative, and crime prevention operations.

              Examples of Duties

              TYPICAL CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary):

              • Conduct research and strategic crime analysis to identify crime patterns and trends; 
              • Analyze tactical crime data, criminal intelligence data, long term crime patterns and trends using computer applications, random statistical samplings, correlation and regression analysis, and probability studies;
              • Develops links regarding pattern detection, crime and criminals, terrorist and organized crime, social and demographic factors within communities; 
              • Map crime, show correlations, and analyzes crime specifics; 
              • Update and track department gang and intelligence files; 
              • Complete special tasks or projects as required.
              • Develop victim and suspect profiles (e.g. physical or vehicle description profiles); 
              • Forecast future criminal activity and crime trends;
              • Prepare strategic action plans; 
              • Assists investigators, operations, and management personnel in planning the deployment of resources;
              • Develop investigative leads and hypothetical links related to specific suspects and cases; 
              • Assist detectives and officers with information gathering, data collection, development of investigative leads, and reporting activities in support of ongoing investigations; 
              • Assist in the coordination of major case investigations by prioritizing collection of data, delegating assignments, conduct field and statistical research on potential and past crime targets; 
              • Prepare maps, charts, and graphs indicating criminal trends and recommends solutions to reduce crime;
              • Present analysis and statistics in various internal and external forums.
              • Produce statistical reports that summarize research findings
              • Prepare materials necessary to respond to inquiries regarding crime activity, trends, and patterns;
              • Publish reports using maps, charts, and graphs, to inform stakeholders of emerging or existing crime series, patterns, and trends, as well as suspect and victim profiles;
              • Present and articulate analysis, complex and detailed statistical reports, charts graphs, and maps for decision-making purposes; 
              • Monitor local, regional, and national crime trends;
              • Develop and prioritize problem areas, top offenders, crime projects, and recommend strategies regarding the allocations of resources;
              • Coordinate with crime prevention activities/events;
              • Conducts briefings and presentations of analytical findings and conclusions; 
              • Develop and manage databases, data system integrity and security, electronic spreadsheets, desktop publishing, word processing and statistical applications;
              • Provide recommendations for improvements in crime analysis practices and procedures;
              • Provide periodic patrol beat reconfiguration or personnel deployment studies; Work with appropriate stakeholders regarding law enforcement and public safety issues; 
              • Facilitate the exchange of tactical and intelligence criminal information between agencies; 
              • Participate as a member in federal, state, and local law enforcement taskforces and partnerships;
              • Testify in court proceedings, hearings, depositions, and other similar venues;
              • Conduct research, compile reports, and assist with various projects;
              • Support search warrant operations/service; 
              • Assist with training operations, management, course development, and other associated duties;
              • Recommend and implement goals and objectives for special programs, projects and systems.
              • Recruit, interview, train, and supervise Crime Analysis interns including evaluating and monitoring the intern work flow and performance.
              • Use computer databases, electronic spreadsheets, desktop publishing, GIS/mapping software, word processing, statistical applications, and specialized software applications to manipulate, analyze, and present information. 
              • Develop and maintain new geographic data layers. 
              • Creating database queries. 
              • Collect, manage, analyze, and interpret data and statistics using quantitative and qualitative methods; and effectively applying research methodology. 
              • Communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written form, and effectively disseminating information; 
              • Work closely with investigators on crime trends, including making recommendations regarding the allocation of resources, developing investigative leads, and case clearances.
              • Conducting tactical crime analysis and preparing detailed crime bulletins.
              • Collecting, managing, analyzing, and interpreting tactical crime data and criminal intelligence data in numerous internal and external law enforcement databases.
              • Perform extensive research and data analysis related to criminals and crime groups.
              • Conducting field and statistical research on potential and past crime targets.
              • Respond to tactical analysis requests from police personnel and attending meetings (including patrol briefings, investigative meetings, interagency meetings, and task force meetings) to share information and obtain leads for analysis.
              • Monitor the establishment, maintenance, retention, destruction, and security of tactical and intelligence databases and files to ensure confidentiality, accuracy, proper dissemination and compliance with federal, state, and local laws.
              • Make determination concerning acquisition, maintenance, and release of tactical and intelligence information and maintain a comprehensive knowledge and familiarly with all internal tactical and intelligence databases and systems.
              • Assist Records Specialists with local, state, and federal updates/required reports;
              • Assist with miscellaneous administrative and customer service related duties;
              • Other duties as assigned.

              Typical Qualifications

              Training and Experience

              • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course works in criminal justice studies, social sciences, or degree related to the core functions of this position; AND
              • Two (2) years of experience performing tactical and/or intelligence crime analysis in a law enforcement setting which includes compiling data, analyzing findings and writing reports. 
              Preferred Qualifications (in addition to the minimum qualifications listed above):
              • A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course works in criminal justice studies, social sciences, or degree related to the core functions of this position; 
              • Experience using software related to Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Business Intelligence (BI), and statistical analysis;
              • Experience using Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint);
              • Experience with a law enforcement agency of comparable size or larger.

              Licensing Requirements
              • Ability to obtain and maintain Level A Terminal Operator Certification (from the Department of Public Safety);
              • Valid Arizona Driver’s License.
              Special Requirements
              • Must complete a thorough background investigation including a criminal history check and a polygraph examination;
              • Must complete a pre-placement/pre-employment drug/alcohol/controlled substance test.

              Supplemental Information

              Knowledge (position requirements at entry):
              Knowledge of:

              • Law enforcement activities and the organization of the police department;
              • Research design methods, procedures, and techniques used in statistical analysis;
              • Police tactics, resources, language, and report writing;
              • Law enforcement needs, techniques, methods, and legal demands;
              • Uniform Crime Reporting Program, Summary Reporting System (SRS) and National Incident Based Reporting Systems (NIBRS) and policies;
              • Relational database environments involving Computer Aided Dispatch;
              • Records management and automated report writing programs and needs;
              • Operation of standard office equipment and a personal computer with job-related software applications;
              • Customer service procedures and techniques;
              • Record keeping practices and procedures;
              • Police department policies and procedures;
              • Rules, regulations, laws, policies, and procedures governing security and privacy of record information;
              • Computerized criminal justice information systems;
              • Proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation;
              • Laws, regulations, and policies regarding safe work practices;
              • Basic report and form preparation/completion.

              Skills (position requirements at entry):
              Ability to:
              • Develop and maintain tactical, strategic, administrative and operational analytical capabilities;
              • Analyze, interpret and report statistical research findings;
              • Investigate, analyze, interpret and report findings on matters related to law enforcement activities;
              • Prepare graphics, charts, maps and other tools for presentation of complex statistical crime analysis;
              • Maintain records efficiently and accurately and to prepare clear and concise reports;
              • Use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications or oral instructions;
              • Respond courteously to citizen inquiries;
              • Keep and maintain complete and accurate records/filing systems for easy retrieval of information;
              • Retrieve and verify information from computerized records;
              • Conducting basic research;
              • Establish and maintaining effective working relationships with other employees, attorneys, law enforcement, and the general public;
              • Follow oral and written instructions;
              • Use judgment in performing data entry of technical information into automated systems;
              • Accurately proofread numerical and text data; 
              • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
              • Respond appropriately to public inquiries and present a positive public image;
              • Operate a computers, scanners, and other hardware;
              • Leverage software and other systems;
              • Prepare documents, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail and timesheets;
              • Perform duties and responsibilities independently;
              • Learn programs, policies, procedures, and other essential information;
              • Maintain confidentiality of information prepared, processed, accessed, or managed;
              • Comprehend and make inferences from written materials or other communications;
              • Exercise sound judgement and solve problems using deductive reasoning;
              • Produce detailed and accurate written reports;
              • Present accurate and professional testimony in court;
              • Provide thorough analysis.

              Application Instructions

              A Town of Queen Creek electronic employment application is required for employment consideration. Obtain this by clicking on the link below or go to www.queencreek.org

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