Crime and Intelligence Analyst
The Crime Analyst will join a small team of Crime Analysts/Statistician in the King County Sheriff’s Office, who serve the Sheriff’s Office, three precinct commanders for unincorporated King County, 13 Contract City Police Departments, 2 Transit Police Departments and specialized units with the Criminal Investigation’s Division. We are seeking candidates with the drive and experience to provide critical tactical and strategic analysis of crime and intelligence. The successful candidate will demonstrate considerable expertise and creativity to effectively utilize proactive policing tools, critical thinking and analytic techniques with intelligence-led and data driven policing. A successful analyst will be able to follow the intelligence cycle, and work to gather, clean, analyze and disseminate vital information to inform all levels of the department, while being efficient and creative in their approach to detecting, preventing, and reducing crime to support the goals and embodying the values of the King County Sheriff’s Office.
The Crime Analyst will report to the Crime Analysis Unit Supervisor, and be assigned an area of responsibility (For example, precinct 4, which includes the City of Burien and the City of SeaTac along with unincorporated areas of King County and Vashon Island) and execute all aspects of crime, intelligence and data analysis for their assigned area of responsibility and for the King County Sheriff’s Office as a whole. Duties include the following:
- Coordinate, plan and develop crime and intelligence analysis projects within the geographic area or expertise area assigned. This may include conducting research, collecting data, performing analysis, presentations, written reports, and bulletins.
- Work with stakeholders in the geographic area assigned to identify crime and intelligence priorities.
- Produce products for crime analysis, intelligence analysis, staffing/resource allocation, and budgeting.
- Analyze and summarize findings related to crime/intelligence, such as: trends, series, suspects, and locations.
- Work with ESRI – ArcPro/ArcGIS Online/Enterprise/Portal software to analyze and display data.
- Work with MS Power BI software and/or Tableau to analyze and display data.
- Work with the MS Office Suite – Excel, Word, Onenote, PowerPoint, Teams, Planner, etc. and adobe professional to complete daily assigned tasks.
- Use MS SQL and other tools/methods to mine data from police report management and computer aided dispatch systems.
- Use quantitative and qualitative methodology such as link analysis, event flow analysis, hot spot mapping, spatial analysis and activity charting (or other mathematical and statistical methods) to analyze data and identify and evaluate crime series, patterns and trends.
- Present orally and in writing intelligence analysis to police personnel to assist in investigations, situational awareness and tactical/strategic trends.
- Initiate analysis, provide investigative leads and prepare reports to support criminal investigations.
- Use a variety of law enforcement, local, state and federal government systems to support criminal investigations.
- Prepare intelligence assessments, crime maps (ArcPro/ESRI), link charts (using IBM's i2 Analyst Notebook) and maintain dashboards (MS Power BI/ESRI).
- Liaise with law enforcement, government agencies, and community groups to obtain and/or provide crime-related data.
- Attend operations briefings to discuss and update officers and investigators on crime series, patterns and trends.
- Develop and maintain relationships with other criminal justice personnel to share information and techniques and learn from each other.
- Participate in professional group meetings; may serve on intra & inter-jurisdictional committees and task forces.
- Coordinate and integrate information from and for local, regional, national and international law enforcement agencies.
- Create, disseminate, and track bulletins.
- Respond to data requests.
- Develop and manage databases and spreadsheets as needed.
- Respond to inter & intra-department requests for information as well as requests from outside agencies.
- May be required to testify in court and travel to crime scenes.
- Work in collaboration with other Crime Analysts in the Crime Analysis Unit, and with Crime Analysts across King County.
EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS:
The successful candidate has the expertise to develop an anticipatory crime analysis program for law enforcement. A Bachelor's degree with emphasis on math, statistics, criminal justice, behavioral science, business analytics, intelligence/homeland security, data science or other related field AND a minimum of two (2) years of professional experience in the crime, intelligence or business analysis. An equivalent combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the skills, knowledge and abilities required to perform the work may be considered. The most competitive candidates will have experience working with or at a police department, intelligence center and/or within the criminal justice system
- Ability to analyze, interpret, and summarize criminal intelligence data and present the findings in a professional manner through formal briefings, presentations, and bulletins.
- High performance in the ability to critically think and engage information to produce analysis and intelligence.
- Experience planning and executing projects, driving activities on multiple projects and managing competing priorities within tight timeframes.
- Knowledge of current best practices in crime and/or intelligence analysis.
- Demonstrated success in the research and mining of data, implementing innovative methods and accessing multiple sources.
- Technical skills including the ability to learn and write MS SQL and/or python queries to extract data. Also demonstrated ability to utilize various computer hardware and software applications, such as relational databases, Microsoft Office suite products, spreadsheets and databases.
- Experience with statistical, crime analysis, intelligence analysis, qualitative analysis, data analysis and data collection, presentation, and mapping software, such as SPSS, ArcGIS, IBM i2, CompStat, MS SQL, ESRI ArcGIS Online, MS Power BI, Tableau, and/or Python.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills, ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with law enforcement personnel at all levels, peers, managers, other agencies and external vendors.
- Excellent communications skills and the ability to convey complex information both orally and in writing to varied and diverse audiences.
- Ethical and professional conduct, using discretion, sound judgment, fairness, respect, inclusiveness, and integrity to support and enhance King County Sheriff's Office values.
- Ability to work in a fast pace environment, with quick results on tight timetables.
- Ensure a high level of accountability for the information and data you provide to the area you serve.
- Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision and demonstrate strong decision making skills to proactively address crime/intelligence needs.