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Crime Analyst Hiring Progam
Program Overview

The will entail the job creation of seven employees.  The analysts will be placed at each of our police districts, in our current crime analyst office, in the office of the assistant chiefs of patrol and operations, and in our special investigations unit.  Once deployed to their units, the analysts will establish daily intelligence briefings, will work to reduce violent crime through targeting gang members and career criminals, will increase deployment efficiency, and will establish department-wide performance measures for all officers, investigators, and command staff.

Our department participates in evidence-based strategies with proven success, such as Compstat style crime mapping meetings, but with the funding from this grant we will finally have the analysis foundation to take full advantage of its capabilities. The analysts will work in accordance with established problem-oriented policing procedures and will take advantage of our existing data-collection materials, such GIS, RMS, and intelligence databases. The SPPD will also use the information provided through our best practices assessment as a guide for increased utility and efficiency and to fill the noted gaps in proactive and reactive data-driven police-work.

The key deliverable will be the creation of an extensive, quarterly Performance Report based on information created and assessed by our analysts. The report will include measures of each of the program’s goals. The Performance Report will detail information about (1) cases by unit, (2) arrests, (3) total crime, (4) queue and response for patrol, (5) violent and firearms crimes, (6) weapons seized, (7) juvenile crime, and (8) totals of the number of proactive contacts with citizens by location and time of day. This deliverable is vastly more detailed than what we currently have the resources to create and is the type of document that is representative of a fully accountable police department.

GRANT NAME: BJA FY 09 Recovery Act Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program: Hiring of Civilian Law Enforcement (Support Personnel)
GRANT NUMBER: 2009-G3496-MN-SU
TITLE: Crime Analyst Hiring Program
GRANT REQUEST: $766,570
EMPLOYEES HIRED/RETAINED: 7 civilians
LENGTH OF GRANT: 2 years

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