Police Crime and Technology Information Specialist
City of Bloomfield
Information Technology Specialist Job in Bloomfield, NM
Works under the broad policy guidance and direction from the Lieutenant, Deputy Chief or Police Chief performing
technical, administrative, and
duties as needed to assist in coordinating the day-to-day law enforcement operations.
manipulates, interprets, and analyzes data for the preparation and dissemination of reports on a wide variety of crime events, crime trends, criminal associations, criminal transactions, and predictive crime prevention processes; identifies crime patterns associated with time, location, and modus operandi similarities; identifies geographic "hotspots" of criminal activity through GIS resources and provides timely, mapping and imagery depicting such identified geographic locales. Serves as department's IT unit, evaluates, develops, and recommends relevant data input and retrieval processes that will result in sound data management and effective analyses in order to facilitate the timely acquisition and dissemination of relevant information for the purpose of enhancing crime prevention techniques, the identification of criminal enterprises, facilitating criminal investigations and prosecutions, enhancing the identification and return of stolen property.
Reviews, monitors and obtains data and information from open sources, internal and external record systems, databases, law enforcement restricted intelligence networks, police reports, media outlets, social media platforms, interagency communications, and other sources of law enforcement origins while gleaning relevant information from such sources for use in crime analysis functions, including identifying information gaps and future collection requirements.
Frequently attends, participates in, and instructs officers, department employees, citizens, civilians, elected officials, and administrators during briefings, meetings, conferences, and trainings as a subject matter expert in the field of crime analysis; effectively utilizes departmental communication and correspondence venues to provide relevant, timely analysis and information to those tasked with impacting the occurrence of crime; responds to departmental queries for analysis, information, statistics, and data surrounding crime and the departmental response to crime. Produces reports and publications, or assists in the creation of such, including annual reports, strategic plans, divisional and unit reports, time-sensitive (periodic) reports and custom reports.
Analyzes criminal intelligence information to predict the capabilities and vulnerabilities of investigative strategies. Participates and integrates crime analysis as a vital part of the goals of the Real-Time Crime Center. The Real-Time Crime Center utilizes technological software and hardware to effectively and efficiently evaluate crime analysis and criminal intelligence to provide situational awareness to responding patrol officers and increase awareness, intelligence, and solvability of crime to investigators.
Assists in departmental public education and outreach efforts, including working as the departmental public information officer in coordinating crime prevention efforts and providing relevant and timely crime related alerts. Prepares and conducts effective presentations conveying analysis interpretations, conclusions and results.
Liaisons with applicable federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in furtherance of joint crime prevention, case information exchange and criminal apprehension activities, including the integrative reporting of events and occurrences from surrounding jurisdictions impacting on crime prevention efforts locally.
Uses excellent customer service skills, establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other employees, officials, and all members of the general public, as well as with a network of crime analysis professionals, both regional and national.
Prepare case reports, maps and charts such as link analysis, time flow, commodity flow, telephone toll and other computerized charts to clarify and organize information for further investigation and/or prosecution in criminal court; testify in court as an expert witness.
Attendance at work is an essential function of this position.
Attends relevant or required training as needed.
Operates motor vehicles in carrying out the business of the Department and City.
Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
Ability to operate tools and equipment listed.
Other duties as assigned; performs other related duties as required.
Knowledge in data analysis, data management and retrieval, research methods, theory, and statistics as well as the ability to conduct complex statistical and analytical studies.
Ability to collect, conceptualize, analyze, interpret, and prepare police data. Ability to utilize data to evaluate manpower allocation, problem solving effort effectiveness, and make recommendations to increase effectiveness and efficiency of police operations.
Knowledge of computer data systems, statistical analysis, and geographic information systems.
Knowledge of methods and techniques of program and project management, including development of objectives related to crime prevention methods and procedures, the monitoring of programs and projects, and critical analysis and evaluation methods.
Excellent writing skills with the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, other City personnel and members of the public; ability to exercise sound judgement in evaluating situations and in making decisions; ability to follow and give verbal and written instructions.
Word processing, typing and computer skills necessary. Ability to use proper spelling, punctuation, grammar, arithmetic, statistical analysis and business English required. Ability to learn and apply technical terminology and information specifically related to police work.
Ability to effectively and discreetly handle confidential information.
Ability to interpret and explain relevant City and Department policies and procedures along with local and state ordinances and statutes, as they apply to crime analysis, law enforcement operations, and intelligence networks and databases.
Develop and implement training as required to meet objectives.
Knowledge of modern office practices, methods and equipment including personal computer hardware and software.
Ability to demonstrate knowledge of principles and practices of workplace safety.
Techniques for providing a high level of customer service and customer focus.
Ability to travel.
Extensive background checks required.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:
Skill and proficiency personal computer, including word processing and spread sheeting software, specifically the suite of Microsoft Office software products with extensive Excel knowledge; PowerDMS; copy machine; fax machine; calculator, and motor vehicle. Must also have extensive knowledge and experience in LERMS, mobile, and other New World based systems. Must be familiar with Iyetek crash reporting software and the TraCS program. Ability to learn and implement intelligence software.
Represents the Department in a variety of venues and events involving the public, city employees, elected officials, law enforcement agencies, educational institutions, civic groups, charitable organizations, businesses and business organizations, neighborhood organizations, and media sources in matters related to crime and crime analysis; in furtherance of the Department's mission statement and goals, especially as they relate to the Department's response to crime and crime trends.
This position is subject to the City of Bloomfield's Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy which includes, pre-employment testing, post-accident testing, random testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return to duty testing, and follow-up testing.
Extensive background checks required.
Must be 18 years or older.
Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid driver's license with acceptable driving record for past three years.
Must be a United States Citizen.
Felony convictions and disqualifying criminal histories are not allowed.
Must not have used any illegal drugs within the past three years with the exception of marijuana. Marijuana use will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis during a background investigation.
Must be able to read and write the English language.
Must be of good moral character and of temperate and industrious habits.
Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
Ability to learn the applicable laws, ordinances and department rules and regulations.
Ability to perform work requiring good physical condition.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers and supervisors.
Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions.
Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
Ability to learn the City's geography.
Associates degree or higher in criminal justice, law enforcement, computer science, public administration, business administration or other related fields.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Considerable knowledge of Bloomfield Police Department and its procedures and policies;
New World, LERMS, Mobile, Lexis Nexis
, modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques and equipment; applicable Federal, State, County, and City laws and ordinances and departmental rules and regulations. Working knowledge of hazardous waste classifications and emergency procedures related to control containment and confinement; principles of supervision; Federal, State, County and City ordinances; principles of law enforcement administration; investigative procedures and practices; legal liabilities associated with arrest and law enforcement; courtroom procedures and laws of evidence.
react effectively in emergency and stress situations; exhibit imagination, initiative and problem-solving capability in coping with a variety of law enforcement situations; demonstrate leadership and management abilities; follow standard safety practices and procedures common to law enforcement work; perform work requiring good physical condition; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public.
Must not have a felony conviction, be of good moral character as determined through a comprehensive background investigation. Must be able to obtain a valid New Mexico State Driver's License.
Tasks require a variety of physical activities not generally involving muscular strain related to walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, and lifting. Talking, hearing, and seeing or an alternative form of effective communication are essential to job performance. Mental application utilizes memory for details, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and creative problem-solving. Frequent travel required in the course of performing portions of job functions. Regular exposure to life-threatening or hazardous situations which are inherent to the job.
The above statements describe the general nature, level, and type of work performed by the incumbent(s) assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, demands, and skills required of personnel so classified. Job descriptions are not intended to and do not imply or create any employment, compensation, or contract rights to any person or persons. Management reserves the right to add, delete, or modify any and/or all provisions of this description at any time as needed without notice.
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