Criminal Intelligence Analyst (Statistical Analyst)

Department: Boston Police Department


This is a provisional appointment.

Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):

Under the supervision of the Director of the Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC), the Crime & Intelligence Analyst collects, reviews, collates, analyzes, prepares and disseminates data and information on incoming investigative requests from field personnel, other public safety organizations, or those from other analysts.


  • Researches various documents, reports and internet-based material and summarizes results for inclusion in reports and presentations.
  • Uses software technologies to include email, word processing, spreadsheet, charting and graphing tools, and presentation programs; navigates Internet websites, to include social media; utilizes GIS mapping platforms.
  • Communicates and collaborates with colleagues and professional partners via multiple platforms to include telephone, email, secure internet/web-based forums, and police radio.
  • Contributes summary information to standing and ad hoc reporting.
  • Complies with legal, policy, and regulatory requirements and applies sound professional judgment to ensure the protection of confidential information, as well as privacy, civil rights and civil liberties.
  • Provides local context to threat information provided by outside sources, national and international intelligence resources, and partner agencies.
  • Creates presentations, bulletins, time-lines, link-analysis diagrams, and produces briefing materials to illustrate analytic conclusions and communicate with various levels of management and a broad range of partner audiences.
  • Compose and produce professional-quality reports, documents and products.
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens. A minimum of two (2) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, paid technical or professional experience where the major duties were related to analysis, law enforcement, security or military responsibilities, of which one (1) year must have been in a professional capacity.
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is preferred and may be substituted for the required experience.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
  • Upon hire, employee will be asked to obtain and maintain a national security clearance at the SECRET level.
  • Ability to follow strict guidelines; to remain focused and composed under pressure; to work and make decisions independently; to analyze or identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts associated with information or data to draw conclusions; to apply principles, theories, and practices of criminology and counterterrorism; demonstrating a superior knowledge of emerging online technologies and possessing a keen understanding of social media; to learn and utilize various analytical technologies (software/hardware), audio-visual, and related equipment, and assess proper use based on needs; to compile, code, categorize, calculate, tabulate, audit, verify, or process information or data; to process requests for information from intake to completion relying on various resources catering a finished product to the intended audience; to organize information in a clear and concise manner; to maintain confidentiality; to adhere to a strict monitoring schedule; to speak clearly, concisely and effectively.
  • Possess strong computer and Internet skills; strong intelligence writing skills, through effective command of the English language, using clear and concise writing, and proper grammar, spelling and sentence structure.

Willing to work overtime, weekend and holiday shifts to support operational demands.

Work Schedule:

The BRIC is staffed on a Day as well as a First-Half shift. The shifts are broken down as follows: Sunday – Thursday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM, Tuesday – Saturday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM, and Thursday – Monday from 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM. The BRIC also supports police operations outside of the normal work schedule; therefore, the Crime & Intelligence Analyst may be required to work hours in addition to the regular work schedule to include weekends, over-night hours and Holidays.



Union/Salary Plan/Grade: SEIU/RL-14
Hours per week: 35

The City of Boston is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. Therefore, qualified applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category.

The City of Boston has played a role in causing and perpetuating the inequities in our society. To break down these barriers, we are embedding equity and inclusion into everything we do.

We define equity as ensuring every community has the resources it needs to thrive in Boston. This requires the active process of meeting individuals where they are. Inclusion is engaging every resident to build a more welcoming and supportive city. We are building a city for everyone, where diversity makes us a more empowered collective.

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