City of Tampa

Police Validation Specialist (#768050) 023

$22.55-$32.02 Hourly / $3,908.67-$5,550.13 Monthly / $46,904.00-$66,601.60 Yearly


This is work performing a variety of specialized administrative, informational and research tasks within the Police Department (TPD).  Bargaining unit position.

Nature Of Work

Employees in this class perform work of average difficulty under the general supervision of a supervisor in the assigned unit. Incumbents may be assigned to work in a variety of organizational units such as Uniform District, Extra Duty, Records or Special Incident Management. Some employees are assigned to one of two shifts comprising forty (40) hours per week, which might include weekends and holidays. General duties involve the reviewing of initial police reports for accuracy and completeness and completing supplemental reports of the correction or additions made to the initial report. Employees must exercise some initiative and independent judgment when deciding the appropriate means for handling calls from citizens and walk-ins. Work is reviewed through reports submitted, conferences, and observation of results accomplished. 

Examples of Duties

Reviews, evaluates, and critiques offense, incident, crash, and supplementary reports to ensure minimum department standards are met or exceeded obtaining and maintaining certificates and authorization to access otherwise restricted databases to fulfill the job requirements; review all entries made by officers through mobile reporting for special data processing entry within the Police Internal Records Management System; monitor Records Management System logs to ensure all entries are accurate and complete; continually monitor pending information required from officer for actions performed during their shift so that all actions are in compliance with rules and regulations; reviews daily field interview reports and identifies data elements; extracts report data and ensures entry into the automated files using standardized formats and assures sufficient detail.  

Makes corrections to the database and completes a supplemental police report detailing the corrections or additions made to the original report. Searches various databases in an attempt to contact the complainant or victim due to incorrect or invalid contact information; completes a supplemental report documenting their efforts and corrections; enter, modify, supplement, and cancel criminal history information in the Florida Crime Information Computer (FCIC) National Crime Information Computer (NCIC) databases and notify law enforcement agencies or departments of actions taken as appropriate and timely audits of computer entries, extensive research and latent investigations that are performed precisely and promptly.    

Respond to telephone, electronic, or teletype criminal history information requests from federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and departments related to warrants, vehicle registrations, missing persons, stolen vehicles/property, guns, license plates, boats aircraft, immigration status, injunctions, protection orders, and unidentified persons.  

Prepares information reports from automated, manual or feedback sources in an attempt to identify known criminal offenders; may respond to specific requests for assistance from investigative elements by searching for particular trends, preparing association matrices, or charts, and appropriate investigative lead reports.  

Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: research and analytical techniques in the extraction and presentation of crime data.

Working knowledge of:  English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; effective communication techniques.

Some knowledge of: federal, state, and county laws, ordinances, and regulations governing the dissemination of criminal information; law enforcement terminology; practices used to receive and assess calls for assistance; records management system standard operating procedures; general office policies, procedures, and practices; agency policies, procedures, and guidelines; audio communications equipment operation.

Skilled in:  typing with minimal errors; using various computer software programs.

Ability to:  follow established procedures; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; handle confidential information; collect, organize, and evaluate data and to develop logical conclusions; sort, retrieve, and file material using alphabetic, numeric, and chronologic systems; operate a personal computer, peripheral equipment and assigned software; maintain work related records and prepare reports; use a computer and related software; learn and interpret pertinent laws, statutes, ordinances, and standard operating procedures necessary to perform the job; prepare accurate, complete and grammatically correct police reports.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or possession of a GED certificate; and three (3) years experience in research, statistics, or analysis, preferably in the area of crime analysis; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license required. 


Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 768050; EST: 11/3/2015; REV: 3/1/2021;