Special Services Crime Analyst

Agency: Maple Grove Police Department

Location: Maple Grove MN

Industry: Protective Service

Occupational Category: Law Enforcement


Salary:  $29.48 - $37.17 Hourly

Job Type: Full-time

Job Number: 2017-19

Closing: 3/24/2017 4:30 PM Central


Job Summary

Responsible for timely and accurate analysis through strategic, administrative, and operational intelligence of data relating to crime and calls-for-service in support of agency goals and policing efforts. Collects and analyzes data to help describe call-for-service needs, crime patterns, crime trends, and potential suspects. Communicate information to command staff, each departmental division, other sections and units for the suppression of criminal activities, aiding the investigative process, increasing the apprehension of offenders, aiding crime prevention efforts, and assisting in service delivery. Performs duties as the City's Crime Analyst and a variety of additional functions within Police special services, including, but not limited to, crime and report management systems, Police computer technology, statistical reporting, management of all State and Federal reporting/intelligence and computer inquiry systems, and special project coordination.

Work is performed under the direction of the Investigations Unit Sergeant, Services Division Captain and Chief of Police.


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Examples of Duties

Collects and analyzes data to identify relationships and to recognize patterns and implications that can be used by law enforcement personnel.

Uses crime mapping and geographic information systems to demonstrate relationships and enhance the visual presentation of the research data to prepare routine and comprehensive written reports and make clear oral presentations upon request.

Researches, organizes, compiles and analyzes data and information for assigned special projects. Coordinates projects with regional agencies, City departments, and other organizations. Participates in police department initiatives and serves as a representative of the City.

Provides input to City website and social media, prepares reports, tactical action plans and presentations using maps, charts, crime bulletins, statistics and graphs to inform department staff of past, present and future crime trends.

Analyzes known offenders' methods of operation and establishes timelines to perform suspect/crime correlation in order to provide suspect leads and targets for surveillance or directed patrols.

Provides statistical input to supervisors about the job productivity of employees to include the preparation of strategic assessments for use in budget projections and staffing levels and/or deployments.

Provides statistical reporting of crimes, tracks state and federal reporting of crimes, crime and predictive and/or patterned analysis, monitors all automated processes and reporting requirements, and the sharing of this data with others inside and outside of the department.

Supports the Police Department's values and mission statement through the gathering and dissemination of intelligence information and the identification and tracking of crime trends as an important component of community-oriented and proactive problem solving policing.

Attends regular briefings or roll calls with Patrol, Investigation, and Services personnel to gather and disseminate information on criminal activity using GIS or related mapping to identify and plan targeted enforcement activities. This may include conference calls inside or outside our agency.

Provides analytical support during major case investigations such as lead tracking, link construction and analysis, crime mapping, or other duties as directed.

Assists the Records Management Supervisor with the administration of the department's Uniform Crime Reporting requirements.

Performs other related duties as apparent or assigned.



Possession of, or ability to obtain an appropriate, valid Minnesota Driver's License.

Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, or related field.

Three years research, analytical and/or intelligence-led work experience in a governmental setting, working with computers at the PC level.


Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, or related field.

Knowledge of the Minnesota Data Practices Act.

Crime Analyst certification.

Certification and experience using the State/Federal Criminal Justice Information Networks (i.e., C.J.R.S., C.J.I.S., N.C.I.C., or others).

Supplemental Information

Please attach copies of your college transcripts.  

You will need to fully complete the City application to be considered an applicant.  This includes jobs, supervisory names and their contact information, reasons for leaving jobs, etc.