|POLICE PLANNING ASSISTANT
Pay Grade: A17 FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Job Group: Clerical/Technical (A) Class Code: P026
Effective Date: 7/01 Revision Date: 8/03, 9/03, 7/05
The primary function of an employee in this class is to collect and compile crime data for use in law enforcement, administration, operation and management. The work includes public contact, routine research tasks and report analysis.
Essential Functions are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. They are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it. Employees are responsible for all other duties as assigned.
Assists in the collection of data, data analysis, planning and crime and accident analysis;
Prepares the Uniform Crime Report for the City of Chandler;
Reads crime reports and classifies them into established crime categories;
Prepares reports displaying crime activities and prepares daily tally records;
Prepares periodic comparison reports, records, and other crime summary and accident records;
Reviews and ensures completeness and accuracy of reports submitted by police officers;
Resolves report writing problems with patrol supervisors or Planning & Research Manager;
Uses micro-computer to locate data and to produce reports from established databases;
Performs routine research to locate data and information for the Planning & Research Analysts;
Performs payroll, accounting and clerical functions for Planning and Research employees in the cost center;
Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies and procedures;
Works in a safe manner and reports unsafe activity and conditions. Follows City-wide safety policy and practices and adheres to responsibilities concerning safety prevention, reporting and monitoring as outlined in the City’s Safety Handbook.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
May serve as Planning & Research Analyst, in his/her absence;
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Routine research methods and procedures used in statistical analysis;
The principles and practices of police administration, crime reporting methods and procedures, and of police reporting methods;
File management and crime classification systems;
Personal computers and related software.
Apply mathematical skills in report preparation and routine analysis;
Read and critique crime reports and assign crimes to appropriate categories;
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public;
Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing;
Operate a personal computer and related software;
Operate general office equipment;
Prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports;
Respond to citizen requests in a courteous and effective manner;
Perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines;
Demonstrate integrity, ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.
Work is performed under the supervision of the Crime Analysis Supervisor.
High school diploma or GED equivalency; and
Two (2) to three (3) years’ experience in progressively responsible police work in clerical support areas, with emphasis in police planning and statistical functions; or
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.
The primary duties of this class are performed in a general office environment.
Essential Physical Abilities:
Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to communicate effectively;
Sufficient vision, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to review a wide variety of written and electronic materials and information;
Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to handle a variety of records and files and to operate a computer;
Sufficient personal mobility, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to stand or sit for long periods of time, lift up to 25 pounds and operate general office equipment.