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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 2228 - EO Crime Analyst

Job Description

DEFINITION:
Under general supervision; performs work of routine difficulty compiling and analyzing crime statistics for the Sheriff’s Department; performs related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:
An employee in this class is responsible for collecting, compiling and disseminating crime statistics for the department to use for planning patrol assignments. Work is received in the form of directives issued through the Department’s Manual of Rules and Regulations. General supervision is received from the Division Commander.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES TO BE PERFORMED WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS:
Collects, compiles, classifies and disseminates crime data to assist operational personnel with planning for crime control and prevention; identifies criminal trademarks and crime patterns; extracts data from daily incident reports; enters data into a database and runs queries against the data; creates matrices, maps, charts and reports to distribute to operational personnel; coordinates report requests with the Data Processing Department; prepares bi-annual and annual reports for the Sheriff; answers the Crime Stoppers phone line and maintains related files.

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Good knowledge of various computer software and database applications; good knowledge of related department policies, rules and regulations; some knowledge of a law enforcement administration and criminal justice systems.

Working skill in collecting and analyzing data; working skill in identifying crime patterns and trends within statistical data; some skill in preparing reports, charts and maps from statistical data; some skill in verbal and written communication; some skill in dealing effectively with others.

SUGGESTED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Completion of an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice which included courses in statistics or crime analysis; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.