• Full Time
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Applications have closed

Website ScottsdalePD Scottsdale Police Department

About the Position
The Police Analyst performs professional level administrative duties based on assignment including but not limited to:  background investigations, budget development, research, data/statistical analysis, crime analysis, policy and procedure development, accreditation compliance, strategic planning, performance measures, process improvement and process mapping.

Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Business Administration, Social Sciences or related field from an accredited educational institution.
Two years of professional level administrative experience.
An equivalent combination of education and job-related experience may substitute for the educational requirements on a year-for-year basis.
Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements:Every person employed by the City of Scottsdale shall reside in the State of Arizona during his or her active employment by the City, regardless of whether the employee is approved to remote work.
Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on division/department/service assignment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of: Research methods and procedures, statistical analysis and data processing methods and procedures.
  • Law enforcement needs, techniques, policies, procedures, accreditation and legal demands.
  • Budget principles and practices.
  • Microsoft Office products and other relevant technologies.
  • Investigation and Interviewing techniques.
  • AZ P.O.S.T. rules, regulations and disqualifiers.
  • Criminal, traffic and civil laws.

Ability to:

  • Comprehend, interpret, analyze and make inferences and/or projections from complex written documents, statistical data, and oral communications.
  • Conduct thorough interviews and investigations (Background Investigator assignment).
  • Write clear, concise and thorough reports.
  • Make complex mathematical calculations.
  • Make oral presentations to management and staff.
  • Make inferences and projections from written material and statistical data.
  • Provide thoughtful and thorough analysis.
  • Listen, communicate and work effectively with a diverse group of people.
  • Handle multiple projects simultaneously and use good judgment in prioritizing work assignments.
  • Proficiently perform computerized word processing, comprehension, summarizing and writing/editing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other professionals, City staff, police management and the general public.
  • Work proactively and independently with initiative and attention to detail.
  • Complete OSHA/safety training as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions

  • Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following:
  • Performs research studies, feasibility studies, needs assessments, cost/benefit analysis, cross impact analysis and management studies.
  • Researches current local and national police trends; makes recommendations on policies and procedures, practices and methods of operation based on current research and legal requirements; evaluates new technologies and makes recommendations; forecasts technological needs; monitors the usage of technology within the department.
  • Coordinates and monitors program budget development with the City budget liaisons; maintains fiscal control and accountability for the departmental budget including all budget expenditures.
  • Coordinates department grant applications, grant funds and grant under program reports; develops budget forecasts, prepares budget reports and makes oral and written recommendations for fiscal affairs; coordinates all service contracts and agreements for the department.
  • Attends City budget meetings and makes oral presentations.