Recruitment #1808-6346-001


Established in 1871, the Tucson Police Department is dedicated to providing professional service to, and in partnership with, nearly one million Tucson metropolitan area community members. The Tucson Police Department enjoys a close collaborative relationship with our community and proudly incorporates community members on review boards, steering committees, and our basic and advanced training academies. In 2015, the Tucson Police Department was honored to be selected by the Department of Justice as one of fifteen model agencies of the Advancing 21st Century Policing initiative, a recognition of our commitment to the modernization of law enforcement practices.

Through the discovery and application of emerging research, the rigorous and methodological examination of statistical data, and the management of both ad hoc and established analytical teams, the Supervisor assesses the effectiveness of police practice and procedure – producing real change that improves our community. The successful candidate for the Tucson Police Department’s Crime Analysis Supervisor will bring to bear their experience, expertise, and creativity to help lead the agency towards setting new standards in the best practices for the use of data analysis to inform thoughtful decision making in law enforcement.

The City of Tucson has been continuously settled for over 12,000 years and celebrates a unique diversity of cultures, architecture, and peoples. One of the oldest towns in the United States, Tucson officially became part of the United States with the Gadsden Purchase of 1854 and served as the capital of the Arizona Territory from 1867 to 1877. Now the 33rd largest city in the nation, Tucson maintains a strong connection to our cultural heritage as we look towards the future.

Surrounded by five mountain ranges, Tucson’s 220-plus square miles boast the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert and an unsurpassed climate of more than 350 sunny days a year – yet is just a short drive from the cool sub-alpine meadows on Mount Lemmon. Tucson is home to world-class outdoor recreation, a vibrant, growing city center, renowned museums, and the University of Arizona.

The mission of the Tucson Police Department remains to serve the public in partnership with our community, to protect life and property, prevent crime, and resolve problems. We stand today as we have for the last 147 years: ready to protect, proud to serve. Commit to making a difference – join us.

General Description

Supervises and implements administrative and management functions and activities.  Prepares, analyzes, and shares complex crime, intelligence, and management data and report trends at an expert level.

Essential Functions

Uses independent judgment for the following:

Supervises and coordinates the equivalent of two or more fulltime employees and all assigned work in a unit ensuring timely and quality activities to respond to the needs of the City, community, department, and unit.

Assists with the implementation, evaluation and interpretation of department policies, projects and procedures.

Manages, coordinates, and determines priorities of work load, monitoring levels of resources, establishing time lines, assigning work, monitoring progress, recommending changes and suggestions, writing, reviewing and editing reports prepared by staff, and approving completed projects and reports.

Implements controls for appropriate unit staffing and effectiveness by participating in the recruitment and hiring of employees, making recommendations on employee discipline, and other human resources issues, evaluating and managing employee performance, discussing and identifying personnel issues and facilitating resolutions, promoting positive morale in the unit, ensuring staff is trained appropriately for maximum performance, and providing leadership and guidance.

Contributes to the needs of the community and City by implementing and causing others to implement the organization's values and strategies by leading through example, competency, and accountabilities.

Develops and administers programs to collect, categorize, analyze, interpret, and disseminate timely, accurate, and useful information; manipulates, analyzes, reports, and presents data; distributes crime data for crime prevention purposes, reports, and inquiries. Drafts analysis reports, bulletins, memos and tactical action plans; identifies information gaps and future collection requirements. 

Strategically develops statistical data resources to assist in police investigations and identify crime patterns, crime trends, criminal organizations, suspects, and known and repeat offenders; develops data to assist with preventative enforcement and education; identifies crime series’ and hotspots; researches arrestees’ past offenses through multiple databases or other available sources to help establish a modus operandi (MO).  

Identifies spatial and temporal crime patterns and trends, and recommends data-supported methodologies and practices to combat crime and address disorder problems; guides the department on how crime analysis products should be used to improve enforcement efforts.  

Provides information to key stakeholders and decision makers; responds to requests for information and statistical reports; compiles information, analyzes findings, interprets, writes reports, forecasts, and presents analysis and statistical findings using maps, graphs, and charts; participates in committees and meetings; prepares reports and correspondence.

Collects and distributes crime bulletins from outside law enforcement agencies; highlights relevant information and provides commentary; coordinates information exchange between the department and outside agencies. Works with, assists, and trains a variety of uniformed commissioned officers and non-commissioned personnel; provides case support; determines analysis assistance that can be provided to patrol and investigative units.  

Develops and manages computer databases and systems, geographic information systems (GIS), spreadsheets, word processing software, and statistical software applications; creates and a variety of files and usable databases to cross-reference information to help aid criminal investigations.  

Remains current with research methodologies, police issues, and crime analysis best practices; recommends improvements in crime analysis practices; coordinates and leads research projects.  

Conducts resource allocation studies for budgeting and scheduling purposes; conducts beat reconfiguration studies; develops, initiates, and completes comprehensive surveys, research projects, and program evaluation studies.  

Minimum Qualifications

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree

Experience: At least 2 years experience in an analysis-related field conducting research and/or doing analytical work using complex statistical analysis and statistical computer programs.  

Special Job Requirements

Arizona Criminal Justice Information System (ACJIS) Network Terminal Operator Certification (TOC) within 30 days of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

Education: Ph.D. in a field requiring quantitative and/or qualitative research including science, social studies, economics, public administration, information technology, or other research-oriented disciplines.

At least three years of experience in a lead or supervisory capacity in a field requiring quantitative and/or qualitative research.

Selection Plan

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profile and the responses to their supplemental questions. The highest scoring applicants will then be invited to participate in a video/telephone interview.

  • Video/Telephone Interviews will be held September 7, 2018
  • Oral Board Interviews may be conducted in-person or through video conference and will be held September 20, 2018 
  • Hiring Interviews will be held September 21, 2018

Upon completion of the examination process, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on an Eligibility List. An applicant's ranking on the list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:

  • 35% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 65% of your oral board

The Eligibility List may be used by the department with an approved vacancy to fill in the next 6 months. Selection will be made in accordance with CSR III, Section 2. The list of employees eligible for consideration will remain in effect for 6 months after their names are provided to the hiring authorities. Examination results and current status will be communicated by email.  

Candidates placed on the Employment List will receive a contingent job offer and must successfully pass the following:

  • An extensive background investigation, including local, state and national criminal and fingerprint checks    
  • Driving History
  • A polygraph examination to verify information you have supplied in the background questionnaire 


Veterans, Native American, or Disability preference points will be added to the achieved score for those that are placed on the Civil Service Employment List.  If you qualify for Veteran or Native American preference points as outlined in your Employment Profile, you must submit your documentation at the time of the Written Examination. Copies of DD 214s must reflect a characterization of service.

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please call Ashley Tellez at 520-837-7755 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.

CONTACTS: Communications throughout this process will be sent via email exclusively so please ensure your browser accepts emails from and check your email account regularly. Failure to respond or follow instructions will result in disqualification. 

All email inquiries should be directed to Ashley Tellez, 520.837.7755 or email:

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Non-NIDA Drug Test