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Criminal Intelligence Analyst

Chicago, Illinois



Chicago Police Department

3510 S. Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60653

Phone: 312-744-4976 or 311



Starting Salary: $73,212.00

Population: 2,705,000

Sworn Officers: 11,000

Application Deadline: 12/22/17







Number of Vacancies:


TBD per Budget Approval




  • Develops extensive understanding of all software and analytical platforms in use by the department to support crime reduction activities centered in district Strategic Decision Support Centers (SDSCs), real-time situational awareness centers located in police facilities where crime conditions are continuously evaluated and intervention activities are developed

  • Leverages SDSC processes, techniques, and analytical tools to support citywide violence reduction efforts and measures the efficacy of those efforts in terms of improved crime reduction outcomes

  • Incorporates outputs from these platforms to develop and conduct daily crime briefings for department personnel, including police officers, supervisors, and command staff members

  • Develops, implements, monitors, and revises daily and hourly resource deployment strategies to impact violent crime, by utilizing reporting tools and analytical processes to develop resource deployment recommendations for oral and written presentation

  • Develops strategies and methods and follows established departmental and legal procedures in collecting, organizing and charting criminal justice information and using this information to develop, implement, and measure the impact of crime reduction initiatives

  • Develops analytical tools and procedures to identify potential leading indicators for future violence and creates processes for monitoring the impact of crime intervention strategies

  • Enhances officer understanding of focused crime deterrence missions by assisting with determining the who/when/where/why behind crime patterns

  • Provides assistance with the introduction and implementation of new tools and strategies in support of crime reduction strategies, further supporting department members in the use of data and analytics to inform strategic deployment of resources

  • Prepares detailed research and analysis of criminal justice information, by analyzing data, writing reports, etc., to develop links between criminals and crime groups, or patterns of criminal activity for use by law enforcement personnel, City departments and other outside agencies

  • Researches, compiles and organizes criminal justice information and statistics using various database systems, Internet searches, and other sources to support investigations (e.g., investigative interviews, academic research, and newspapers)

  • Utilizes predictive software such as HunchLab and other place and person-based risk models to inform and evaluate crime intervention strategies and recommend improvements to these tools based on their performance

  • Analyzes and evaluates criminal justice information and data received from a variety of sources (e.g., local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, databases, public records) to assess the reliability of sources and the validity of content

  • Applies inductive and deductive reasoning in analyzing data, and translates into viable criminal justice information for use in investigations and other law enforcement purposes

  • Prepares graphic presentations of data (e.g., charts, graphs, and matrices), presenting criminal justice information with organized facts and statistics to provide investigative leads to suspects, crimes or criminal organizations

  • Authors and prepares for distribution various informational bulletins and other informational materials related to office safety alerts, briefings and other law enforcement messages and alerts

  • Compiles investigative information case files and packets on specific criminal cases such as murders and shootings

  • Designs, uses and maintains databases and software applications, such as geographic information systems (GIS) and artificial intelligence tools

  • Provides oral briefings, court testimony and other presentations and trainings on analytical products and techniques

  • Responds to requests for information and acts as a liaison with law enforcement organizations and agencies for the purpose of information sharing, community policing, and crime prevention strategies

  • Stays abreast of current events and activities and participates in seminars, webinars and other activities for professional development purposes

  • Conducts training for various department members on the use of analytics tools and processes to improve officer effectiveness

  • Represents the department at various meetings and conferences and assists with special analytics projects, as required



The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class.



Various Chicago Police Department Districts






Assignment duty hours may be any time. Chicago Police Department operates twenty-four (24) hours a day.



Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree, plus three (3) years of work experience analyzing crime and/or intelligence information for a military, government or law enforcement agency; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.




A valid State of Illinois driver's license is required.




As a condition of employment, position (s) must be able to obtain and maintain SECRET Clearance issued by the Department of Homeland Security.


Disclaimer - "Accredited" means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate degree program.


Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:

  • Previous experience as a municipal law enforcement officer performing criminal investigative analysis or previous experience working with a municipal law enforcement agency performing criminal investigative analysis

  • Previous experience with data modeling or analytics

  • Previous experience with statistical packages such as SPSS or SAS

  • Crime Analyst or related professional industry certification

  • Proficiency using Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

  • Proficiency performing research and analysis



To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties.  (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.)  If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position.  There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.




You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, or training certificates at time of processing, if applicable.


This position requires applicants to complete an interview. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position will be selected.

Education & Employment Verification:


Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying.  If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation.  If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.




Candidates must pass a background investigation, drug screen and other pre-employment procedures as determined by the Chicago Police Department.



The City of Chicago offers Veterans Preference to both current, active military personnel AND military personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received an honorable or general discharge.  Eligible candidates must have at least six months of active duty documented.  In order to receive the veterans preference, candidates need to indicate whether or not they are a veteran by answering "yes" or "no" to the question on the online application that asks, "Are you currently serving on active duty for at least six months in the Armed Forces of the United States OR have you served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty for at least six months and received an honorable or general discharge?"  In addition, you must attach documentation to verify your military service.  For veterans, you must attach a copy of your DD214 (Member Copy-4) to your online application which includes character of service status OR !
 a letter from the United States Veterans Administration on official stationary stating dates of service and character of service.  For active military personnel, you must attach a letter from your Commanding Officer on official stationary verifying your active duty, length of service, and character of service in the Armed Forces of the United States AND a copy of your military ID to your online application.  Failure to answer the question and attach the required documentation will result in you not being considered for the Veterans Preference.



Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant.  No second party applications will be accepted.




All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City of Chicago as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.


If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources at 312-744-4976 (voice) or 312-744-5035 (TTY).  Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.


For a complete job description and to apply,

you must visit the City of Chicago job site at:

At the website, scroll down and click on the link titled “Apply for Job Opportunities.”  Follow the directions to set up a Profile. Once your Profile is complete, you may apply for this position.  Your application is complete only after you hit the “Submit” button.


The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer

City of Chicago

Rahm Emanuel, Mayor

Department of Human Resources
Soo Choi, Commissioner









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