Crime Analyst Job at City of Hamilton – Hamilton, ON



The Hamilton Police Service (HPS) provides policing to over 540,000 residents in the City of Hamilton. In 2018, HPS answered over 199,430 emergency calls for assistance from our community. We have over 1,240 employees in Sworn and Civilian roles. Our mission is to be a trusted partner in delivering public safety.




Crime Analyst

The Hamilton Police Service is looking for a Crime Analyst to enable the Service as a trusted partner in delivering public safety. The ideal candidate is curious and thorough, leveraging mapping software and other Crime Analyst industry tools such as Analyst Notebook to create maps and association charts. The Crime Analyst will work within the Crime Information Analysis department to support investigators across the Hamilton Police Service. The Crime Analyst will work with various police databases to summarize crime trends, identify hot spots, generate persons of interest, and classify patterns. This role is integral to supporting day-to-day operations and investigations using evidence-based policing best practices.

Job Title: Crime Analyst

Reports to: Manager, Analytics

Primary Job Location: Central Police Station, 155 King William St, Hamilton, ON

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., some flexibility may be required to meet work demands

Salary Range: Schedule 10E – $79,974 to $94,093 per annum (As of January 1, 2020)

Status: Full-Time

Posting date: October 22, 2021


Serving a population of 558,000 residents, the Hamilton Police Service has made a commitment to work in partnership with the community and continue to focus on providing public safety accountability and value to its citizens. With an authorized strength of 1243 staff, the Hamilton Police Service is committed to the highest standards of integrity and professionalism.

Under the direction of the Manager of Analytics, the Crime Analyst is critical to performing analysis to support investigative, tactical and proactive policing. The Crime Analyst role is responsible for supporting investigations through its life cycle. This includes producing critical analysis that outlines potential suspects and their relevant behaviour patterns using phone and location-based data.

The Crime Analyst role is crucial to analyzing data and presenting information to various stakeholders such as Senior Command, investigators and attorneys. The Crime Analyst will also play a crucial role in monitoring and identifying crime patterns using statistical and geo-spatial techniques. The Crime Analyst will be proficient in a suite of industry accepted crime analysis tools leveraging the right tool to communicate key findings

Education & Experience

Minimum three (3) year university degree in criminal justice, computer sciences, public administration, urban affairs, or related fields (with geographic information systems, geography, statistical analysis, and cartography coursework). In some cases, training and certification in crime analysis, cartography, and other related fields, along with at least three (3) years professional experience outlined below, may substitute for a degree.

Minimum four (4) years of practical experience in mapping and analysis, which includes researching, interpreting data, projecting trends, conducting statistical analysis and preparation and presentation of statistical narrative reports. Previous experience in a law enforcement/public safety (e.g. policing, military, customs, corrections etc.) environment would be considered an asset.

Skills & Competencies

Possess advanced expertise in GIS software (i.e. MapInfo, ArcGIS) and Microsoft Windows Office (i.e. MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint) is required.

Demonstrated proficiency in relational data models and creating complex queries to transform data using SQL in other computer systems and software applications (e.g. SQL, Microsoft Access etc.) is required.

Able to work with a wide variety of technology (e.g. MapInfo, ArcGIS, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Power BI etc.); must possess skills in statistics, modeling and reporting software.

A demonstrated high level of initiative and the ability to be self-directed in applying problem solving and critical thinking, including a strong attention to detail.

Possess knowledge of criminological theory and practice.

Possess strong verbal and written communication and be able to explain work procedures/systems to other staff.

Must possess strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work independently and in a team setting.

Ability to maintain a high degree of discretion and confidentiality.


If you are interested in this position, please submit your application (i.e. cover letter and resume) to the City of Hamilton Careers website before 11:59pm on November 5, 2021.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates selected for testing and/or an interview will be contacted. The Hamilton Police Service is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation for testing, interview, or employment purposes.

Vaccine Verification – As a condition of employment you are required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated or provide proof of valid exemption satisfactory to the employer prior to your start date. You must acknowledge and agree to comply with any future vaccine policy requirements as an ongoing condition of employment at the City of Hamilton.

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Company Location:  Hamilton, ON

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