Police Services Analyst (20057092)

Clerical/Administrative Support
Sacramento/Metro Area
12/20/2020 at 5pm
$6,497.21-$7,897.40 Monthly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


201 West A Street Dixon, 95620


The City of Dixon is excited to announce a newly created position in the Dixon Police Department of Police Services Analyst.  Applications are being accepted that include all required documents at the time application is submitted. 

Under direction of the Chief of Police, this position assists management with a variety of administrative duties of an advanced, complex, and sensitive nature; performs research related to crime analysis and makes recommendation of possible solutions to criminal investigative problems; assists in planning the deployment of resources for the prevention, intervention, and suppression of criminal activities; prepares analytical and/or statistical reports; plans, organizes, and carries out administrative assignments and special projects related to assigned department, including assisting with budget preparation, planning, and implementation; recommends organizational or procedural changes affecting support activities; recommends improvements in work flow, procedures, and use of equipment and forms.

Exam Process: A limited number of candidates whose applications indicate that they, among those competing, are better qualified in terms of related education, training, and experience will be invited to participate in an exam process (pass/fail) and an interview process (weighted 100%); to be scheduled following the final filing date. The most qualified candidates from this process will be placed on an employment eligibility list. In light of COVID-19, the interview processes may be in person or via Zoom depending on local restrictions.  Note: the examination process may be changed as deemed necessary.

Employment Processing: Those selected may be subject to completed a Personal History Statement, a medical exam including drug screen; DOJ fingerprint clearance; background investigation; a 12 month probation period; and in accordance with Federal Law, are able to provide proof of identity and proof that they may legally work in the United States. It is the policy of the City of Dixon to practice fair and equal employment under the law.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS will be applied. A copy of the DD214 form must be filed at the time of application.

The City of Dixon is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Reasonable Accommodation in the application, examination and selection process will be made upon request by calling 707-678-7000. 

Ideal Candidate

Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge of principles, practices, methodologies and techniques of crime analysis, crime prevention and law enforcement; Methods and techniques of statistical research and analysis; recent developments, current literature and information related to crime and other related analysis; Technical report writing practices and procedure; Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications, including GIS and AutoCAD software applications, word processing, spreadsheet, and other office computer software; Research and reporting methods, techniques, and procedures; Organization and function of public agencies, including the role of an elected City Council and appointed boards and commissions; Principles and practices of agenda preparation, minutes, recordkeeping, and public noticing; Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility including the Brown Act.

Ability to take a proactive approach to problem solving; demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the department and coworkers; Perform statistical research and analysis; Audit, correlate and validate crime data; Assist in the development of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards for the department; Analyze, interpret, summarize, and present administrative and technical information and data in an effective manner; Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials; Conduct complex research projects, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations, and prepare effective technical staff reports; Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing; make effective presentations to the department, City, governing bodies and the public; Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Skills to operate standard office equipment, including strong knowledge of computers and a variety of word processing and software applications.

Education and Experience: Any combination equivalent to experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in police science, criminal justice, mathematics/statistics, psychology, or a related field, with a concentration in Crime Analysis and one (1) year of professional administrative and analytical experience.


May substitute a Crime and Intelligence Analysis certificate, or two (2) years of college with a minimum of two (2) years' experience in police or related criminal work, in lieu of a degree.

Other Requirements: 

Possession of a Crime and Intelligence Analyst Certificate or the ability to obtain within 12 months of hire.

This position requires possession of a valid California Class “C” Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment.



Full-Time Permanent Employees in this classification are represented by Dixon Mid Manager’s and Supervisor’s Association (DMSA).



CalPERS Annuitants will be limited to only 960 hours in a fiscal year and this position is full-time.

This summary is subject to change without notice, and does not constitute either an expressed or an implied contract.  If conflicts between this summary and basic policy statements occur, the basic policy will prevail.

Special Instructions

Candidates must complete:

1. On-line application

2. Supplemental Questionnaire Answers

Candidates must submit:

3. Copy of Bachelor's or higher degree(s) , if applicable

4. Copy of Crime and Intelligence Analysis certificate, if applicable

Applicants will not be invited to continue in the selection process without a complete packet.

The most qualified candidates whose applications indicate that they, among those completing, are better qualified in terms of related training and experience will be considered.


Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: 
Contact email: