Crime Analyst

  • San Marcos, TX
  • San Marcos, Texas
  • Sep 22, 2022
Full Time Criminology and Forensics
  • Salary: $25.41 - $31.76 Hourly USD

Job Description


Position is open until filled. First review date October 17, 2022.
Under general supervision, the Crime Analyst participates in the analysis, processing, evaluation and presentation of crime information and statistical trends to assist in the disruption of criminal activity, community education and engagement.



  • Collect, process, evaluate and analyze data from a variety of resources.
  • Develops, evaluates, monitors, updates and maintains specialized computer database of criminal activities.
  • Applies specialized knowledge of standardized principles, practices, and procedures, in the development of crime trends.
  • Analyze data to identify patterns and trends in criminal activity.
  • Assists in the investigative process.
  • Prepare, distribute and present clear analytical reports to San Marcos Police Department staff and other entities such as City Manager's Office and City Council
  • Uses a vast array of analytical and presentation software, most at the intermediate level.
  • Provides research and analytical support to San Marcos Police Department's. This can include administration, patrol operations and/or investigations.
  • Communicates and collaborates with internal and external partners as it relates to crime issues observed within the City of San Marcos.
  • Monitors developments in the field of analysis.
  • Attends and participates in departmental and profession appropriate meetings.
  • Maintain logs needed to pass audits required by multiple law enforcement resources.
  • Maintains the integrity, professionalism, values and goals of San Marcos Police Department by assuring that all rules and regulations are followed, and that accountability and public trust are preserved.

The functions listed above are intended as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed and will evolve to the needs of the department.

  • Requires the ability to work independently, make decisions regarding priority of work and methods.
  • Must maintain the absolute confidentiality of all records and information.
  • Consider relative benefits and limitations of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Must maintain strong ethics and integrity.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Salary is dependent upon qualifications)


  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Criminal Justice, Geography, Business, Public Administration, Social Science, or related field with an emphasis in research and analysis. May substitute for up to two (2) years of experience.
  • Minimum of three years' experience in research, analysis, and interpretation of law enforcement data or a related field.
  • Experience with relational databases and data mining tools
  • Must be able to pass an extensive background investigation
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen at time of hire.
  • Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License with an acceptable driving record.

An equivalent combination of education, certification and experience may be considered.

  • Certification by a professional organization in crime or intelligence analysis. May substitute for one (1) year of experience.
  • Experience with NIBRS data
  • Experience with CIS, Brazos, New World or law enforcement CAD/RMS


  • Demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
  • Knowledge of crime theories, methodologies, procedures and associated limitations.
  • Knowledge of law enforcement operations and procedures.
  • Knowledge of city practice, policy, procedure, statutes, ordinances, and criminal law.
  • Skill in using computers, related technology and software applications to include Excel, Access, Crystal Reports and ArcPro.
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
  • Skill in handling conflict and uncertain situations.
  • Ability to maintain compliance with Criminal Justin Information Services (CJIS) standards.
  • Ability to apply and methodologies and techniques associated with strategic, operational, tactical and intelligence analysis.
  • Ability to think critically and apply ideas to real world situations.
  • Ability to quickly recognize and analyze irregular events.
  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions or approaches to problems
  • The ability to clearly present complex information and ideas.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships with city employees and the public.

Physical requirements include lifting up to 15 pounds frequently. Subject to sitting, handling, fine dexterity, vision, hearing and talking constantly; pushing/pulling occasionally; standing, walking, lifting, carrying, reaching, kneeling, crouching, crawling, bending, twisting, climbing, balancing and foot controls rarely.

Safety Sensitive Position.

Work Hours
8 a.m. - 5 p.m., M-F
FLSA Status
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

San Marcos, Texas United States View Map