Crime Analyst (#RP4001)
$35.99-$43.75 Hourly / $6,238.45-$7,582.87 Monthly / $74,861.44-$90,994.55 Yearly


An employee in this class is responsible for developing research techniques, system design and development, and information output relating to crime analysis to enable the Sheriff’s Office to coordinate and analyze crime data to more effectively achieve departmental goals.


  • Researches, compiles, and analyzes crime data gathered from a variety of law enforcement reports using various research methods and statistical analysis.
  • Prepares maps, text, tables, graphs, charts and reports using computer applications such as Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Records Management System (RMS) and other crime analysis systems; routinely prepares a variety of reports and data to be used by the Sheriff’s Department and other agencies.
  • Develops statistical programs to address crime series analysis; Identifies crime patterns and trends; identifies victim and suspect profiling; develops suspect information for investigation follow-up and distributes information on crime series and suspects to patrol and investigative staff.
  • Conducts criminal history searches on crime suspects; responds to requests to research data to locate suspect descriptions, crime elements and similar suspect vehicles.
  • Reviews crimes and arrest reports with particular emphasis on burglary, robbery, theft, and sex crimes; reports summary of review to appropriate staff.
  • Maintains records of crime analysis data and reports.


Education: Associate of Arts or Science degree from an accredited college in Business or Public Administration, Criminal Justice, Mathematics, Management Information Systems or related field. 

Experience: Two years of analytical or operational work experience in a criminal justice or law enforcement agency. 

Substitution: Possession of a Crime and Intelligence Analyst Certificate issued by the State of California Department of Justice may substitute for the education. 

Experience: Four years of analytical or operations experience in a criminal justice or law enforcement agency, two years of which were in a crime analysis, criminal intelligence, or investigative unit responsible for researching, gathering, analyzing, and evaluating crime related data, and providing investigative support to sworn personnel.


Principles of statistical research and analysis; personal computer hardware and software; computer applications particularly related to statistical analysis and data management; basic law enforcement organization, activities, terminology, and regulations; and report writing.


Gather, analyze, and organize information; communicate effectively, orally and in writing; understand and carry out written instructions; write reports and make presentations to groups; read, interpret, and develop maps, graphs, and charts; maintain accurate records and files; maintain effective relationships with others; and operate computer hardware and software.


Mobility-Frequent operation of keyboard, sitting for long periods, occasional walking; Lifting-Occasionally lifts 5 lbs. or less; occasionally lifts 5 to 30 lbs.; Visual-Constant overall vision and reading up close required; frequent color perception, eye-hand coordination, depth perception, peripheral field of vision; Dexterity-Occasional holding, reaching, grasping, repetitive motion, writing; Hearing/Talking-Frequent hearing normal speech, hearing on telephone/radio, talking in person and on telephone, occasional talking over a public address; Emotional/Psychological-Frequent decision making and concentration,  working alone, working weekends/nights, occasional overtime/travel, occasional exposure to trauma, grief, death, occasional public contact; Environmental-Occasional noise.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RP4001; EST: 3/14/2001; REV: 1/11/2023;