Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

*This position is scheduled to close on Monday, June 21, 2021, at 12:00 noon, however a first review of applications received will be conducted on all applications received on or before June 7, 2021. This posting is also subject to close at any time without prior notice.  Thank you.*

The City of Aurora is looking to hire a Contingent Crime Analyst to support District 2 of the Aurora Police Department. The Crime Analyst identifies crime patterns and trends, identify, collect, collect, and evaluate case information and intelligence in order to conduct research that assist police with the apprehension of offenders, clearance of cases, and suppression or prevention of further criminal activity.

District 2 is a very diverse area in the City of Aurora and consists of 130 officers and civilian staff including patrol section, a community policing team, as well as 2 investigation teams. 

This is a contract position with an estimated end date of May 2022. The budgeted starting salary is between $29.56 - $32.88/hour based on EET (education, experience and training) over minimum qualifications set for the position.  The selected candidate will work an average of 40 hours/week and will be eligible to receive health benefits (not including dental or vision), paid holidays, and PTO accruals.
At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our work by modeling the CORE 4 Values of: Integrity, Respect, Professionalism, and Customer Service. We welcome all who share these values to apply.
To be employed by the Aurora Police Department, you will need to successfully pass a background check, polygraph test, fingerprint screening, along with other conditions of employment; drug test and verification of employment. Because of this, there is a longer recruitment process, we thank you in advance for your patience. 
Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace. A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification or termination once hired.


  • Use a variety of computer applications, electronic spreadsheets, mapping software, word processing, and statistical applications to conduct tactical crime analysis
  • Query, collect, analyze, interpret, evaluate and disseminate crime, arrest, intelligence, operational, and procedural data using modern crime analysis techniques 
  • Conduct analysis relating to modus operandi, spatial, temporal, and statistical factors 
  • Conduct research and analysis on subjects’ histories to identify associations, addresses, and vehicles to procure suspect leads and targets for surveillance or directed patrol
  • Correlate new information with existing information to identify emerging, evolving or existing patterns, series, and hotspot activity
  • Attend patrol briefings and detective meetings to receive information on wanted suspects and major cases
  • Prepare real time crime analysis bulletins, weekly crime summaries, crime series worksheets, and criminal work-ups resulting from research to support district personnel; publish and disseminate said materials internally and locally for pattern/offender awareness and information exchanging purposes
  • Monitor criminal activity to determine displacement or suppression    
  • Compile, create, and present materials used for problem-solving meetings to inform police executives, city council and citizens of department-wide monthly crime and incident activity
  • Prepare maps, graphs, charts, tables and other illustrative devices to organize information for further investigation or criminal prosecution
  • Testify in court with the likelihood of presenting research findings to a jury
  • Initiate contact with other law enforcement agencies to provide and obtain information about local offenders and trends
  • Collect and route crime bulletins from surrounding law enforcement agencies as they pertain to pattern crimes, known offenders and officer safety concerns
  • Respond to ad hoc requests for crime information
  • Performs additional duties as assigned
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice. 


An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.


  • Bachelors degree in criminal justice, criminology, or related field with courses in research, statistics, and crime analysis

  • At least three (3) years of experience in criminal justice planning or law enforcement as a research or crime analyst with a large law enforcement or public safety agency
Licenses and Certifications:

  • None
Preferred Experience:

  • NCIC/CCIC Certification

  • Knowledge of tactical analytical skills and crime analysis and criminal justice functions related to police department practices and procedures.
  • Familiarity with intelligence software such as I2
  • Knowledge of database querying software such as SQL preferred
  • Knowledge of Open Source Intelligence such as, but not limited to Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram
  Abilities to:  

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Make presentations
  • Accurately analyze data

  • Skill in the use of personal computers and databases, Microsoft Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • GIS mapping software and intelligence software


Essential Personnel: 

  • When a local announcement of emergency or disaster is declared by the City, all City of Aurora employees may be required to work as essential personnel.

Physical Demands:

  • Sedentary physical work requiring ability to lift 10 pounds with or without assistance 
  • Occasional lifting, carrying, walking, and standing
  • Frequent hand/eye coordination to operate office equipment
  • Vision for reading, recording, and interpreting information
  • Frequent speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees and citizens

Work Environment:

  • Essential duties performed primarily in an indoor office, public area setting 
  • Ability to telework based on business needs

Equipment Used:

  • requently uses computer keyboard and telephone, fax machines, copiers and microfilm equipment
  • This position may require the incumbent to use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment

For Veteran's points: Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.

The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer. We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants. It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

If you need assistance or reasonable accommodation for completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at: 303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.


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