Somerville Police Department - Crime Analyst Wanted

06/27/2018 8:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Somerville is a city that upholds progressive principles for both employees and residents alike. If you are looking for a culture that embraces innovation, empowerment, and collaborative involvement, Somerville not only embraces these talents, but encourages them. Creative, hands on collaboration with passionate dedication are at the core of the City’s workplace culture.

Challenging and fast paced, Somerville also offers a generous benefits package that embodies a strong work life balance. Not only is it a “Model City”, as termed by The Boston Globe, but it is also a model employer.

Statement of Duties

The Crime Analyst will be responsible for analyzing and providing data and reports to Police Department personnel for the purpose of identifying and resolving crime patterns and trends, as well as to assist in general operations, planning and problem solving.

Essential Functions:

 Gather data daily from various sources including incident tracking software and other reports.

 Analyze data to identify and project crime patterns and trends.

 Uses data collected to recommend patrol strategies.

 Generate reports for officers and department.

 Prepare advisories to inform officers of critical issues, including fugitives, missing persons.

 Monitor NIBRS data and reports.

 Prepare statistical reports used for grant applications and public information.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree and three to five (3-5) years experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Criminal Justice degree preferred.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skill

Knowledge: statistical analysis, computer software knowledge

Abilities: presentation and report writing; presentation abilities

Skill: computer skills; communication skills

Work Environment

The work environment involves everyday discomforts typical of offices, with occasional exposure to outside elements. Noise or physical surroundings may be distracting, but conditions are generally not unpleasant. Employee may be required to work beyond normal business hours to attend evening meetings or complete work assignments.

Physical and Mental Requirements

The physical demands described here 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 position’s essential functions.

Physical Skills

Minimal physical demands are required to perform the work. Work effort principally involves sitting to perform work tasks, with intermittent periods of stooping, walking, and standing. There may also be some occasional lifting of objects such as office equipment or photocopy paper (up to 30lbs.).

Motor Skills

Duties are largely mental rather than physical, but the job may occasionally require minimal motor skills for activities such as moving objects, operating a telephone, personal computer and/or most other office equipment including word processing, filing and sorting papers.

Visual Skills

Visual demands require constantly reading documents for general understanding and analytical purposes.

Application Procedure:

Send your resume and cover letter by July 5, 2018 to:

City Hall Personnel Office 93 Highland Avenue Somerville MA 02143 Fax: 617-666-4426 TTY: 1-866-808-4851 Email:

City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.

The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.

Hours: Full Time

Salary: $60,000.00 per year plus benefits

The Massachusetts Association of Crime Analysts
P.O. Box 6123, Chelsea, MA 02150

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