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Investigative Analyst


Department(s): Police Department

Location: Pittsburg, KS

Are you ready to make a real impact in your community? Join our team as an Investigative Analyst and play a crucial role in supporting law enforcement efforts! Under the guidance of our experienced Lieutenant Detective, you’ll dive into the heart of crime prevention and investigation. Your sharp analytical skills will help establish crime patterns, identify suspects, and provide real-time intelligence to keep our community safe. Imagine a dynamic, fast-paced environment where you monitor multiple information sources, relay potential hazards, and assist patrol and investigative units in real-time. You’ll be the eyes and ears, utilizing advanced databases, social media platforms, and state-of-the-art surveillance technology. With opportunities for ongoing training and development, you’ll stay at the forefront of law enforcement procedures and protocols. If you possess strong analytical and communication skills, a knack for problem-solving, and a commitment to confidentiality and discretion, we want you on our team. Apply now and be a vital part of our mission to protect and serve!

Salary Range: $17.74 – $22.17

Under the supervision of the Lieutenant Detective, the Investigative Analyst plays a critical role in supporting law enforcement efforts by utilizing gathered information to establish crime patterns, identify suspects, and provide real-time intelligence to aid in crime prevention and investigations. Operating within a fast-paced office environment, this position requires the ability to monitor multiple sources simultaneously, comprehend information quickly, and communicate effectively with law enforcement officers and dispatchers.
• Utilize information gathered by officers to establish crime patterns and methods, aiding in the identification of subjects.
• Monitor active calls for service and provide real-time crime and intelligence information.
• Relay potential hazards to law enforcement officers and maintain statistics and daily production logs.
• Assist patrol and investigative units with calls for service and monitor threats to schools, providing immediate notification regarding active assailants or threats.
• Attend trainings and briefings to stay updated on relevant procedures and protocols.
• Utilize a variety of databases and social media platforms for investigative purposes.
• Monitor criminal offenders and communicate via portable radio with law enforcement officers and the Emergency Communications Center.
• Monitor crime tips and assist in identifying suspicious criminal activity.
• Operate and monitor internal and external surveillance cameras and state-of-the-art surveillance programs.
• Ensure all components of the real-time crime center surveillance equipment are operating according to expected standards and protocols.

• Possess a thorough, working knowledge, and routinely demonstrate adherence to, established city and department policies and procedures.
• Ability to respond to inquiries from the public, businesses, community groups and media outlets regarding crime activity, trends and patterns.
• Must possess the ability to conduct complex analytical and statistical analysis processes; analytical writing skills and advanced computer literacy skills.
• Ability to speak and communicate effectively in public settings; represent the police department through the presentation of community education and departmental trainings and briefings, including the development and delivery of orientation programs for police personnel and other staff on crime analysis functions.
• Ability to maintain absolute discretion and confidentiality related to criminal cases, criminal history record information, and other sensitive or protected information related to criminal and investigative matters.
• Knowledge of and adherence to dissemination requirements for intelligence records collection, dissemination, retention and purging; in accordance with the U.S.C. 28 CFR part 23, knowledge of and adherence to department policies and procedures regarding the dissemination of records to outside sources and recipients.
• Possess abstract and logical reasoning skills; analytical problem-solving skills; creative problem-solving skills and strong memory retention skills.
• Advanced knowledge of a number of software programs and databases (including, but not limited to, ArcGIS, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, New World records management system (preferred but not required), various other intelligence applications, spreadsheets, word processing, report management databases and etc.), combined with independent initiative and sound judgment in the selection of the appropriate analytical methods and procedures employed.
• Ability to compile information, analyze findings, make appropriate interpretations, and write comprehensive intelligence reports based on data findings.
• Ability to draft correspondence and presentation materials for internal and external use for a broad range of audiences and end users including patrol, supervisory and command staff of the police department, other law enforcement organizations, city staff and civilian personnel, community partners and the general public.
• Ability to produce highly detailed, accurate reports and paperwork in accordance with established laws, policies, standards and procedures; Prepare and present complex and detailed statistical/analytical research and reports using principles and practices of professional and technical report writing.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced office environment with variable levels of stress.


• High School Diploma or G.E.D. Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Intelligence Analysis, or related field preferred; or a combination of work experience, training and education to effectively perform essential job functions preferred
• Minimum of 2 years of work experience in crime analysis, law enforcement, intelligence, or related field.
• Experience working with Microsoft Office programs including Access and Excel, or similar analytical software applications, and GIS software packages such as ArcGIS, MapInfo, or similar applications.
• Must have and maintain an acceptable background check.


Must possess mobility to work in an office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in work areas and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed. May occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employee must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
Work is performed in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. May be expected to go to an alternate location/venues to present information and reports to Civic groups, Community leaders, schools or the public.