I’ve just been advised that Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office in SC is hiring a crime analyst. Posting info below:
Position Title: Crime Analyst- Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Lancaster, SC
Position Type: Civilian
Closing Date: Until filled
The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, South Carolina is recruiting a Crime Analyst to help manage a crime analysis program that meets CALEA Standards. Under general supervision, enters, examines, and analyzes criminal reports for the purpose of detecting trends in criminal activities and offers patterns for policy development and staffing. The Crime Analyst acts as a crime prevention resource for the Sheriff, Investigators, Patrol Officers and other law enforcement personnel within the agency. The Crime Analyst compares trends within the County area for the purpose of analyzing and reporting on the effectiveness of specific initiatives and identifying the need for program development in certain areas. The Crime Analyst makes written recommendations for patrol, community action team, and investigations in areas where crime patterns have been quantified. The Crime Analyst performs short term analysis for the purpose of informing the Sheriff’s Office of sudden upswings in a particular criminal activity with the possibility of a repeat offender(s). The Crime Analyst maintains a thorough and accurate database of criminal analysis information for the use of determining long-term trends. The Crime Analyst researches, communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities. The Crime Analyst coordinates efforts with Agency personnel to identify, analyze and solve community problems, using both traditional police strategies and non-traditional approaches that involve police, citizens, elected officials, news media, and other community resources in a problem-solving partnership that tailors services to the needs of individual neighborhoods. The Crime Analyst receives and reviews accident / incident reports, case folders, crime statistics reports and charts, daily activity reports, juvenile arrest reports, etc.
Requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field. The equivalent combination of education and related work experience may be considered.
Must possess a valid state driver’s license.
Certification as a Crime/Intelligence Analyst is preferred. Law Enforcement Experience specifically related to investigations and/or street patrol preferred (As an option, this position may be afforded the opportunity to obtain South Carolina Law Enforcement Certification)
Ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data. Ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, and/or advisory data or information quickly and objectively and determine a proper course of action.
Knowledge of tactical, strategic and administrative crime analysis.
Knowledge of basic principles and practices of investigation, field operations, crime prevention, and intelligence data gathering used in a law enforcement agency.
Knowledge of statistical methods.
Knowledge of the crime analysis process.
Knowledge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) mandated Uniform Crime Reporting System (UCR) and the National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS).
Skills in the use of ArcGIS, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other related software applications.
Ability to keep accurate records using computer databases and filing systems.
Ability to present ideas effectively, orally and in writing.
Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
Ability to quickly recognize and analyze irregular events.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Civilian- $43,000-$58,500 Sworn Deputy- $43,000-$61,000
For More Information Contact: Major Matt Shaw