City of Ventura


Police Department
Recruitment #17-S57-001
Salary $59,386.91 - $79,579.14/year

Are you interested in a civilian law enforcement career helping to keep Ventura safe and livable? Do you have proven experience in crime analysis and research?  The City of Ventura is accepting applications for an upcoming Crime Analyst vacancy in the Police Department. To be considered for this rewarding career opportunity, apply online at the 7/23/2018 filing deadline!
To learn more about the Ventura Police Department, visit

Under general direction, researches, collects, analyzes, and communicates difficult and complex statistical data related to crime, criminal offenders, demographics, and related data for use in allocating and deploying police department resources.  Provides technical support and training to advance the utilization of crime analysis and information systems in law enforcement.


  • has excellent research, analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to evaluate data and information.
  • provides a high level of customer service, responding quickly and efficiently to inquiries and concerns.
  • works with all levels of department personnel, outside agencies, and community organizations.
  • is self-motivated, organized, politically astute, and able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • exhibits leadership qualities, and works cooperatively and creatively as a team member to gain consensus and resolve problems diplomatically.
  • has excellent communications skills, both oral, written, and in developing visual presentations.
  • is highly proficient in the use of computers, including crime-mapping software.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Researches, collects, compiles, analyzes and summarizes data from crime reports, census, economic and demographic reports, and other agency data.  Identifies, evaluates and interprets existing and emerging crime trends, patterns, and series.
Develops and generates reports on criminal activity including locations, types of incidents, and matches with recent parolees and known offenders for the purpose of identifying repeat offenders, effectively deploying personnel and resources, and developing prevention and apprehension programs.
Conducts research and prepares studies of suspects, incidents and crime locations.  Prepares graphic displays, including charts, maps, calendars, and similar material.  Compiles reports concerning staff, allocation, response and calls for service information.
Develops and maintains information system applications and data bases for crime and administrative analysis.  Prepares and generates tables, maps, charts, and graphs for use in presentations and reports.
Develops and maintains liaison with criminal justice agencies, other city departments, and community agencies. Trains and makes presentations to police department staff, local officials, and members of the public.
Monitors program compliance with laws, rules and regulations related to provision of police records processing, crime statistics analysis, and related services.
Selects, trains, supervises and evaluates staff assigned to crime analysis section; plans, organizes and directs work of staff; audits and validates all data entry performed by staff.
Performs other related duties as required.

A combination of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in mathematics, business or public administration, or a related field, and two years of experience in crime analysis, including some lead supervisory experience, are required.

License:  Depending on assignment, possession of a valid California Class C driver's license may be required.
Certification:  Possession of a Crime and Intelligence Analysis Certificate issued by the California Department of Justice is highly desirable.

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Submit a City application and supplemental questionnaire by the filing deadline. The preferred method of application is on-line and you are highly encouraged to apply at If you are unable to apply electronically, you may request paper application materials by calling (805) 654-7853 during regular business hours. Paper applications can be FAXed to (805) 648-4467, or mailed, or hand delivered to City Hall at: 501 Poli Street, Room 210; Ventura, CA 93002. If you FAX, it is highly recommended that you also send the original documents. The Eligibility List established may be used to fill other regular and temporary vacancies at the discretion of the City.
Once your application has been submitted, all future correspondence from the City will be via e-mail. Please keep your contact information up-to-date and ensure that your email spam filter allows you to receive messages from You may also view notices send to you by the City in the "My Applications" tab at
Department Selection Interview
A select number of candidates will be invited to a department selection interview being held in August 2018, date to be determined.

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