Position Description Deputy Director of Emergency Services/Police

Position Description Deputy Director of Emergency Services/Police


Position: Data Analyst / Department:

Emergency Services

Reports to: Director of Emergency Services/Chief of Police / FLSA Status:
Public Safety Building / Division: Investigations /

Pay Grade


January 1, 2014 / Last Reviewed: /




Status (FT/PT/Temp):



The position will be responsible for analyses that specialize in crime and other trends and patterns, surveys, statistical analysis, data integrity and reporting statistics to the police, public, government agencies, various city departments, and other institutions. This position is responsible for coordinating and supporting the statistical process that addresses complex tactical and strategic crime analysis and the gathering, evaluation and interpretation of other municipal-related activities. The Analyst’s role is to provide timely and relevant information on patterns and trends and to assist operational and administrative personnel in planning the deployment of resources for the City of Auburn Hills, including but not limited to prevention and suppression of criminal activities. In the Emergency Services Department, this position will aid in the investigative process and provide timely information, which increases the apprehension of offenders and the clearance of cases. In other departments throughout the City, this position will assist in formulating data for the purpose of making strategic short and long-term decisions relating to the goal of effective and efficient operations. The analyst will primarily support the activities of the Emergency Services Department, but may be called upon from time to time to provide expertise that supports the overall operations of the City.


Works under the general guidance and direction of the Police DepartmentsInvestigations Division Commander.

When providing assistance to various City departments, the Analysts work will be guided and supervised by a Department Head only for the purpose of said work.




Identify, compile, analyze and report on information and data essential to predicting criminal or public safety trends, patterns or problem areas;

Review crime and arrest reports, field interviews and pawn transactions.

Serve as subject matter expert on software and database programs housing crime and statistical data and other tools beneficial to public safety operations.

Responsible for implementation and maintenance of systems for tracking, monitoring and evaluating various criminal information and intelligence related activity.

Prepare intelligence reports and other information that convey complex theories relating to priority areas of public safety concern.

Develop, implement and maintain related policies and procedures in alignment with City and professional standards related to Analyst work.

Collaborate in the evaluation of crime response and reduction strategies, goals and objectives and measure progress against the plan.

Act as intelligence liaison as directed; communicate with other jurisdictions regarding mutual crime problems; notify detectives of possible multi-jurisdictional links between crimes and criminal behavior.

Responsible for the continuous process improvement regarding administrative, tactical and intelligence analysis.

Review crime data to ensure proper reporting to state, regional, and federal agencies (MICR / UCR).

Presentations to Department Personnel or Public Groups

Maintain confidentiality of information and records accessed.

Recommend and implements related training and professional development as directed.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Presentations to Department Personnel, City or Public Groups

Assist sworn law enforcement personnel in developing target profiles; uses profiles to track criminals.

Practicescontinuous learning through individual study, classroomtraining, seminars, and


Cultivates positive working relationships with other City Departments and community groups.

Develops new approaches to address problems using up-to-date methodologies.

With the guidance of various Department Directors, may from time to time assist in compiling, analyzing and evaluating trends relating to various other City operations including but not limited to economic development statistics, financial projections, employment trends and the like as requested; and prepare reports, tables, graphs and other presentation materials that clearly and concisely articulate the results to City leaders and the public.


Education and Experience:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in Crime Analysis, supplemented by additional related training is required. Master’s Degree preferred.
  2. Experience and skill in report preparation and presentation techniques.
  3. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Ability to perform criminal intelligence data analysis for local, county or state law enforcement agency a plus.
  2. Knowledge of predictive and other analytical techniques including statistics, data exploration, game theory clustering, regression, sequential pattern discovery, deviation detection and link analysis.
  3. Experience in report preparation and presentation techniques.
  4. Working knowledge of pertinent federal, state and local laws and ordinances.
  5. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public.
  6. Experience performing statistical analysis and research including analyzing data, developing recommendations, implementing strategies and preparing reports of findings and recommendations.
  7. Skill in the use of the tools and equipment listed below.
  8. Considerable knowledge of computers and skill in their use including spreadsheet, word processing, and database management.
  9. Abilityto plan, organize, manage, and coordinate.
  10. Ability to manage several projects simultaneously and to meet deadlines.
  11. Abilityto analyze information and make recommendations.
  12. Abilitytocommunicate with diverse groups in an effective manner.
  13. Abilityto express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  14. Abilityto build teamwork and effectively manage and supervise employees.
  15. Abilitytoestablishandmaintaineffectiveworkingrelationshipswithstaff,otherCityofficials,and the public.
  16. Ability to perform work requiring good physical condition.
  17. Ability to meet the special requirements listed below;
  18. Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality where required


  1. Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid State Driver's License.
  2. Must be able to pass stringent background investigation for security clearance.


Dutiesareperformed primarilyinanofficesetting. Operatesstandardofficeequipmenttoincludecomputer keyboard, telephone,calculator,copymachine,etc.RequiresdrivingDepartmentvehicletomeetings and other job related locations.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, controls, or tools listed above; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may work in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; with explosives and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in the office, and moderately noisy in the field.


Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and background check; conditional offer of employment; post offer medical examination; drug screening and psychological exam; additional job related tests may be required.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Approval: ______

City Manager

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