Assistant Crime Analyst

Date of Posting: Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Department: Lynn Police Department
Job Title: Assistant Crime Analyst
Work Hours: Up to 35 hours per week, scheduled between 8AM-5PM as determined by the Deputy Chief of Administration.
Location: In-person at LPD headquarters; requests for a hybrid (in-person and remote) schedule could be considered.

$33-$36 per hour, benefits eligible.

The Lynn Police Department seeks an Assistant Crime Analyst to provide support and assistance the the Lynn Police Crime Analysis Unit (CAU) The position requires experience in data analysis, problem solving, research methods, theory, and statistics, preferably in a law enforcement capacity. The analysist must be able to read and understand data, develop and deliver presentations, write reports, research and work independently, think objectively, have good interpersonal skills, and exhibit sound accurate judgement. The position further requires excellent communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as well as the ability to work with and display sensitivity towards diverse groups of people.

Key Competencies
The position requires experience with database design and automation, including the ability to design, implement and maintain ad hoc and specialized databases regarding specific crime categories, the Analyst must possess a high level of proficiency with relational database and spreadsheet applications including Excel and the use of Microsoft Office Products, experience using and understanding GIS software and extensions (preferred) and a working knowledge of CAD and Records Management Systems (QED preferred). The Analyst should have experience with complex problem-solving projects and the ability to make presentations to department members and other agencies using PowerPoint and other audio/visual aids.

Additional Qualifications
• Knowledge of terminology used in the description of criminal activity
• Knowledge of practices and techniques used in criminal investigations
• Ability to form and design reports, charts, graphs and tables
• Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form
• Ability to communicate statistical information concerning crime activities with citizens and department personnel along with analyzing primary data on criminal activity, develop conclusions, project trends, and make recommendations.
• A Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration or other closely related field of study. Must be fingerprinted and a satisfactory Department of Criminal Justice Information Systems (DCJIS) check to become CJIS/NEXTTEST Compliant.
• Knowledge of principles and practices of research and analysis; technical report writing; statistical analysis as applied to crime patterns; probability assessments and trend analysis.
• Bilingual/bicultural applicants strongly encouraged to apply.
• When applicants are substantially similar in terms of qualifications, preference will be given to candidates who have resided in the City of Lynn for a continuous twelve-month period prior to the date of posting.

• Responsible for conducting analysis and providing timely and pertinent information relating to crime pattern detection, suspect-crime correlation, target-suspect data and crime forecasting
• Provide statistics on current and past crime trends and patterns
• Provide maps when needed using department software.
• Conduct analysis of all available data including crime, CAD and traffic data
• Create and maintain a database of Firearm data to assist in criminal investigations and gun violence reduction.
• Produce a firearm data report
• Build and maintain databases that will assist in past analysis and future forecasting of crime trends and patterns.
• Assist with the development of new and innovative ways to address a proactive approach to policing that takes into account the route causes of crime with the ultimate goal of prevention.
• Monitor and search social media.
• Review records and analyze all appropriate data to produce daily/weekly reports
• Collect, analyze and interpret data and statistics using quantitative and qualitative methodology.
• Develop crime/suspect and suspect/crime correlations and target profile analysis.
• Use computer databases, electronic spreadsheets, desktop publishing, geographical information systems (GIS), word processing, and statistical applications to manipulate, analyze and present data.
• Respond to requests for information and analytical reports.
• Understand and implement assigned duties and responsibilities to support team goals and objectives.

How To Apply
A completed application, including cover letter, can be submitted via:

- Email ([email protected])
- Regular Post
- In-Person at the Personnel Department, Room 307 in Lynn City Hall

If submitting via e-mail, please include the “JOB TITLE” in the subject line. Applications must be submitted by Thursday, November 30th or you will not be considered.

Job Title: "Assistant Crime Analyst"


All applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment in employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, familial status, genetic information, or any other status prohibited by law.

The City of Lynn is an Equal Opportunity Employer!
If you have any questions about the application process or need assistance, please call (781) 586-4000 or email us at [email protected].