The Crime Analyst works in a very statistical role, performing detailed reviews of police data. He reviews and analyzes data from police reports and related police feeds. He provides a detailed analysis on the crimes being committed by geographical area.
He also uses the data to create maps and graphs that spell out the number and types of crimes happening within each specific area. Part of the Crime Analyst responsibilities is reviewing and collecting daily police data and applying different analysis programs and methods to understand any trends that are occurring. The Crime Analyst looks for themes and patterns across local areas to understand where most crimes are being committed and in what capacity.
Other responsibilities of the Crime Analyst are:
- Updating the online crime map
- Generating statistical crime reports for Open Records Requests
- Assisting the Records Supervisor with monthly crime statistics reporting
- Preparing monthly reports for CompStat meetings