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Criminal Information Analyst/Investigator

OPENING DATE: 02/18/21
CLOSING DATE: 02/23/21 11:59 PM Central Time

JOB TYPE: Full-time

LOCATION: Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota
DEPARTMENT: Sheriff's Office
Hennepin County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) Criminal Information Sharing & Analysis Unit is seeking a Criminal Information Analyst/Investigator. This position will perform a wide range of analysis of information relating to criminal activities in support of law enforcement and criminal investigations.

Location and hours:
This position is located at the 701 Building located at 701 South 4th Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55417. The primary work schedule is Monday through Friday, any time between the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. but can include nights, weekends, occasional overtime, and holidays.
In this position, you will:
  • Research, compile, analyze, and map crime trends and patterns; detect and describe tactical, administrative, strategic links, patterns, and trends in crimes; perform crime analysis in support of law enforcement efforts.
  • Assist patrol, investigative, and administrative staff in planning the deployment of resources for the prevention, intervention, and suppression of criminal activities.
  • Provide investigative case support to assist in criminal investigations.
  • Produce and disseminate information sharing bulletins and alerts.
  • Act as liaison to all Hennepin County Sheriff's Office and neighboring law enforcement crime analysis details; respond to inquiries from law enforcement and other agencies.
  • Gather, research, and analyze information to develop criminal information products.

Need to have:
  • One of the following:
  • Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, law enforcement, statistics, crime analysis, information technology, business/public administration, sociology, psychology, or a closely related field, and one year or more of crime or trend analysis experience.
  • Associate's degree in one of the above fields, and three years or more of crime or trend analysis experience.
  • Four years or more of crime or trend analysis experience.
  • Must be 18 years or older.

Nice to have:
  • Experience:
  • Analyzing and interpreting complex statistical data and creating graphic representations of data; specifically in an investigative or law enforcement setting.
  • Collecting and interpreting data and information from a variety of sources and preparing reports using reporting tools.
  • Presenting data to groups in various settings.
  • Creating queries to extract data from relational databases.
  • Working with federal, state, and local law enforcement databases.
  • Working with Arc GIS Mapping, I2 analytical software, and with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge and experience using data formatting and reporting tools in Microsoft Excel (especially use of sort function, filters, pivot tables, and data duplication).
  • Knowledge of research and data analysis methods and techniques.
  • Ability to:
  • Collect, assemble, analyze, evaluate evidence, statistics, and other pertinent information to draw logical conclusions to effectively solve crimes.
  • Apply problem solving skills and make data driven recommendations for action.
  • Maintain confidential data and comply with data privacy requirements.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Work a variety of shifts including nights, weekends, occasional overtime, and holidays.

About the department: 
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office serves the county's 1.2 million residents. State law mandates most of the sheriff's office duties, including managing the county jail, providing security to the district court, and patrolling the waterways in the county.

The Sheriff's Office also runs specialized initiatives like Criminal Information Sharing and Analysis (CISA), Violent Offender Task Force (VOTF), Crime Scene Investigation, Criminal Investigation, Community Outreach and Employee Wellness. The mission of the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is: Serving and protecting all in our community by furthering equal justice, safety and wellness.
About Hennepin County:
Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.
Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at
Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.
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This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies.
This position is internally classified as an Investigator.
Click here to view the job classification specification.
Applicants must have no felony convictions and must successfully complete drug test and an extensive background investigation that includes criminal, employment, and financial checks prior to employment. Invitations to interview will be based on an assessment of education and experience.