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City of Reno, NV Crime Analyst in Reno, Nevada

Crime Analyst



Class Title

Crime Analyst

Class Code



$70,194.80 - $85,321.60 Annually

  • Definition

  • Benefits

Classification Description Summary

Under general direction, performs a variety of professional duties in the collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of statistical data regarding law enforcement operations; analyzes findings and prepares clear and concise reports and presentations; conducts citizen surveys and assesses public opinions regarding law enforcement policies and procedures; and performs a variety of analytical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

Essential Functions

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Research, collect, compile, analyze and interpret statistical data; identify crime patterns, suspects and areas of high crime activity throughout the City; integrate appropriate computer systems to support and validate analysis; provide departmental staff and the public with crime statistics and reports.

Plan, design, conduct, and analyze citizen surveys to assess public opinions regarding Police Department operations, policies and procedures; develop methods to collect information including forms and questionnaires; conduct surveys using appropriate sampling techniques.

Apply Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to prepare and display crime and other related data in support of investigative, management, and administrative tasks; maintain and develop GIS structure to support tactical, strategic, and administrative crime analysis.

Plan, organize, and conduct reviews and studies on crime, traffic, homeland security, resource allocation, citizen perceptions, and population/demographic statistics.

Identify crime patterns, series, trends, and offenders; present related information to appropriate Police Department employees and outside agencies; assist in developing tactical plans to provide crime reduction solutions.

Evaluate the reliability of source information; adjust and weigh raw data; organize results into a form compatible with computer analyses or other methods.

Prepare a variety of statistical and analytical reports which may include data interpretation, manpower analyses, investigative analyses, findings, and recommendations; present analytical findings in a clear, comprehensible form including presentations, printouts, graphs, tables, charts and written reports.

Establish and maintain liaison with other law enforcement agencies, federal agencies, and city governments.

Conduct analyses on various work load aspects within the department; propose recommendations for staffing to meet workload demands; coordinate and supervise the activities of crime analysis staff, interns, and volunteers.

Design and maintain departmental computer database applications as needed for departmental analyses and operations; provide training to system users; modify and maintain programs as needed.

Conduct City and departmental surveys including database design, research, statistical analysis and preparation and publishing of reports.

Provide digital and video enhancement for mug shots and line-ups; train law enforcement personnel in producing photos for line-up and identification purposes.

Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

Theories, applications, methods and techniques of mathematics and statistical sampling, data collection, research, analysis and interpretation.

Principles and procedures of record keeping and analytical report preparation.

Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, database, and mapping applications.

Methods and principles of crime analysis.

Mathematical and statistical principles and applications.

Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.

Ability to:

Assemble, analyze, interpret and present data and statistics in a clear, comprehensible manner.

Ensure adherence to appropriate rules of statistical sampling, data collection and analysis.

Apply sound judgment in the adaptation of statistical techniques and interpretation of results.

Prepare clear and concise tables, charts, graphs and other visual information.

Design computer database applications as needed for departmental analyses and operations.

Adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems.

Maintain working knowledge of current and emerging technology related to assigned area.

Independently plan and organize work to meet changing priorities and deadlines.

Meet critical deadlines while working with frequent interruptions.

Exercise good judgment and maintain confidentiality regarding critical and sensitive information, records, and reports.

Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Work in a team based environment to achieve common goals.

Coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously.

Meet the physical requirements to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, statistics, or a related field.


Two years of increasingly responsible data collection, sampling and statistical analysis experience.

License or Certificate:

Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license.

Possession of Crime Analysis Certification issued by IACA or similar is desirable.

Supplemental Information


The conditions herein 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 job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Other Requirements



Last Update: 08/2018

(Formerly Statistician)

JD 11/2018

**Existing benefit package is currently under review. Benefits are subject to change.

No state income tax.

Nevada PERS retirement plan. Vesting in 5 years.

No social security participation, but Medicare deduction required (1.45%).

City paid medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage; paid 100% for employee and 55% for dependents.

City paid life insurance and long term disability insurance.

Twelve paid holidays.

Deferred compensation plans 457 and 401(a) available, with up to a 5% City match.

Vacation leave accrued at 5 hours per bi-weekly pay period.

Sick leave accrued at 4 hours per bi-weekly pay period.


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