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Fall GIS Courses at UC Davis Extension (News)

Davis, Calif.— Take a fall course in Geographic Information Systems from UC Davis Extension. Learn from expert GIS instructors how to analyze and model the built and natural environments in order to inform policy and policy decisions. Whether you want to advance your career by developing a better understanding of GIS tools and capabilities, or you’re a manager looking to bring GIS to your organization, these courses explore GIS topics in depth. Visit our website for a full listing of courses and to learn about the Geographic Information Systems Professional Concentration.

Fall courses include:
Introduction to GIS
GIS Database Design
GIS for Resource Managers and Professionals

For more information or to enroll, call (800) 752-0881, email extension@ucdavis.edu or visit our website.

Police Planner (Gainesville,FL) (Job)

This is professional strategic planning work in coordinating the Gainesville Police Department's planning efforts. This position engages in planning, organizing, administering and coordinating the delivery of department planning services and police programs.

Employees in this job class report to the Police Chief, or his designee, and work under limited supervision. Work in this class is distinguished from other classes by its level of analytical thinking, professional planning skills, level of responsibility and considerable independence to provide technical planning services to the department.

Research Analyst (Exton, PA) (Job)

Analysts Needed to Outsmart Crime®
This position is responsible for research and analysis of crime risk assessment data including incidents, loss, demographics, etc. As part of CAPAnalytics’ team, our analysts deliver impactful data intelligence to help optimize resources, limit exposure, and minimize losses. Duties and responsibilities include:
Collecting and processing crime data.
 Conducting proof of concept analyses.
 Conducting internal sales analyses.
 Conducting customized risk modeling analyses.
Minimum education/work experience requirements:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Statistics, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Criminology, Economics, GIS, or related field or equivalent number of years of experience.
One (1) year in information processing systems, program evaluation, data visualization and mapping, statistics, and analytical research (preferably in crime analysis).

Crime Analyst (Grapevine, TX) (Job)

Performs a variety of strategic, tactical and administrative duties relating to the systematic process of collecting, categorizing, analyzing and disseminating timely, accurate and useful information for the City and the police department. Performs crime analysis duties involving recording and maintaining analysis of raw data of criminal patterns, trends and potential suspects in the area.

Requires one of the following: Four years experience in a law enforcement agency as an analyst or an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in police science, criminology, public administration, statistics, math, or related area of study. Also acceptable is an equivalent combination of education and experience (e.g. two years employment as an analyst in a law enforcement agency with two years of college or university course work from an accredited college).

Crime Analyst I (Independence, MO) (Job)

The role of the Crime Analyst I is to provide timely and relevant intelligence information to further criminal investigations and identify patterns and methods utilized by criminal organizations involved in both violent and property crimes within the City of Independence and the Kansas City Metropolitan area. The primary responsibilities involve research and value added analysis of broad streams of intelligence information of a confidential nature to develop comprehensive strategic, tactical, and investigative intelligence support for Intelligence-Led Policing (C.O.R.E.) and problem solving efforts. Reports to Lead Analyst. Provide recommendations and presents information relative to intelligence based policing methods.

Minimum Qualifications: Associates Degree in Intelligence Studies, CJ, Public Administration, or closely related field is preferred and /or: a minimum of 5 years’ experience with a law enforcement, military, or government intelligence.

Strategic Intelligence Analyst (Etobicoke, Ontario CA) (Job)

Strategic Intelligence Analyst

Consider this opportunity with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Public Safety Division to conduct strategic intelligence assessments related to organized crime in the province in partnership with cross-jurisdictional law enforcement agencies.

This competition will also be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates to fill upcoming temporary and permanent opportunities within the next twelve months following the closing date of the competition.
What can I expect to do in this role?
• Conduct research and analysis on organized crime and related operations
• Liaise and collaborate with municipal, federal, and international law enforcement and criminal intelligence partners
• Provide advice and recommendation to senior management
• Represent the ministry at conferences related law enforcement or criminal intelligence

Please note that this position will require frequent travel in order to liaise with law enforcement.

Research Associate (Durham, NC) (Job)

IDS is the North Carolina state agency that oversees the provision of legal representation to citizens accused of a crime who cannot afford counsel on their own. We are looking for an experienced researcher to work on projects to measure the quality, cost-effectiveness, and fiscal impact of indigent defense services across the state. IDS is at the forefront of indigent defense research and is doing cutting-edge work in our field, such as the nationally recognized Systems Evaluation Project (SEP) which has developed a set of metrics or indicators for measuring indigent defense performance. Please see the job description as the link provided to review job qualifications and how to apply for the position.

Crime Analyst (Merriam, KS) (Job)

The City of Merriam is currently seeking to fill a newly created position of Crime Analyst. The ideal candidate will be key in developing a program aimed at collecting, categorizing and analyzing quantitative data pertaining to past and current criminal activity in order to identify crime trends and take proactive measures to make the community safer. The employee will assist in researching, analyzing and collecting data from a variety of sources to identify and evaluate crime series, patterns and trends; review police reports; and provide statistical information to supervisory and management staff. Additional responsibilities will include tactical analysis involved in the recognition and identification of series related crimes including burglaries, motor vehicle theft and robberies. The successful individual will be knowledgeable of the principles, practices, methodologies and techniques of crime analysis, crime prevention, law enforcement and police records processing.

Crime Analyst in Danville, Va (Job)

The purpose of this position is to perform skilled administrative and technical duties to provide analysis and data evaluation to the Danville Police Department for the purpose of increasing the effectiveness of police operations and informed decision making. This is accomplished by developing statistical data resources to assist in criminal investigations, identifying crime trends and patterns, and informing resource deployment. Responding to requests for data analysis and information initiating from department command staff. Querying and analyzing the Department Records Management System (SunGard OSSI OneSolution RMS) data. Preparing a wide variety of reports to include crime and patrol bulletins, research reports, department annual report, and informational reports for communities, media, and other governmental entities. Applying knowledge of criminal activities and law enforcement techniques in overall analysis for compiling data-driven approaches to law enforcement activities. Using computer databases and software to extract, analyze, and present data to include GIS tools, Crystal Reports, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, and so on. Other duties include reading, studying, and staying abreast of current and emerging trends and issues in policing and crime analysis. Constructing, preparing, and presenting reports, summaries, charts, graphs, table, and other materials for the purpose of informing the department, City, other agencies, media, and citizens of crime trends and analysis. Making appropriate recommendations for improvements in department crime analysis program and guiding personnel in making the most effective use of its products.

Crime Tech Weekly (Website)

Crime Tech Weekly provides an array of news and insights related to crime analysis and investigations. From our weekly "5 craziest crimes' segment to our in-depth look at complex policing and technology strategies, Crime Tech Weekly is a free resource provided by IACA sponsor Crime Tech Solutions, a provider of crime analytics software with geospatial mapping, sophisticated link analysis, investigative case management software, gang intelligence systems, law enforcement mobile applications, and 28 CFR Part 23 criminal intelligence software.
Crime Tech Weekly can be found at www.crimetechsolutions.com/blog

Crime Tech Solutions' Case Closed™ Software (Software)

Crime Tech Solutions at www.crimetechsolutions.com develops and markets the price/performance leading Case Closed investigative case management software. Developed by former law enforcement officials, Crime Tech Solutions' Case Closed™ software is the industry's most robust law enforcement software, at the most affordable price possible. Full details are available at www.crimetechsolutions.com/caseclosed.

Crime Tech Solutions also markets price/performance leading link analysis software with a 15 day free trial, sophisticated gang intelligence software, 28 CFR Part 23 compliant criminal intelligence software, mobile applications for case management, and advanced crime analysis software with geospatial crime mapping.

A portion of all Crime Tech Solutions software revenue is returned directly to IACA, IACP, and IALEIA through ongoing sponsorship. For more information, visit www.crimetechsolutions.com. For details, visit Crime Tech Solutions at www.crimetechsolutions.com/about_us

Wynyard Investigations Case Management (Software)

Investigations teams are under increasing pressure to deliver results rapidly, but they face significant challenges, including fewer resources than ever. Wynyard Investigations Case Management (ICM) is the most comprehensive and flexible out-of-the-box solution for managing cases and investigations, and lets you collect, collate and evaluate all your case data in one place. Developed in partnership with leading police forces, ICM is used to manage a wide range of case types, from organized crime to human trafficking to homicides to corruption cases to managing confidential informants, and many more. It helps investigations teams build, manage and close cases more efficiently and effectively. It can be deployed rapidly, shaped to meet your organization's specific needs and provides high security. For more information, go to www.wynyardgroup.com. Request a demo or an introductory meeting.

Wynyard Advanced Crime Analytics (Software)

Wynyard Advanced Crime Analytics gives frontline investigators and analysts the power to quickly analyze large volumes of data to discover key insights needed to solve crimes, stop threats, identify suspects and build cases. Critical information that can drive investigations is often hidden, but Advanced Crime Analytics uses link analysis, visualization and detection to quickly reveal what's important, and find intelligence that would otherwise be missed. It is easy to use and fast to deploy, so agencies do not need to have a team of embedded IT support specialists on hand to keep it running. Another key advantage is its ability to analyze unstructured data --- so social media posts, text messages, arrest reports, intelligence reports, and all types of text can now be analyzed and linked to other entities. Learn more at www.wynyardgroup.com. Request a demonstration or introductory meeting. We may be able to assist with grant applications as well.

Crime Analyst (Topeka, KS) (Job)

The Topeka Police Department seeks qualified candidates experienced in crime analysis for the collection, compilation and comprehensive analysis of data to identify crime patterns, trends or series, the correlation of criminal suspects to crime types, victims, locations and frequencies; and crime forecasting.

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Social Science, Statistics, Geography or a related degree, Master’s degree desired and must have at least one (1) year experience analyzing crime in a law enforcement setting or an advanced degree in a closely related field may be considered for experience. Must have experience in Microsoft Office or comparable software applications and must have experience working with GIS software (ArcGIS, MapInfo, etc.). Must pass extensive background check and polygraph test.

Annual Entry Pay: $48,755 to $52,582 DOQ.

Full position details and the employment application are available at www.topeka.org/jobs.shtml

IACA sponsor Crime Tech Solutions acquires Case Closed Software (Software)

Crime Tech Solutions, LLC, a proud sponsor of IACA, IACP, LEIU, and IALEIA, has acquired Case Closed Software. Crime Tech Solutions develops and markets comprehensive crime analysis software with powerful reporting capabilities, geospatial crime mapping software with predictive policing, a robust 28 CFR Part 23 compliant criminal intelligence database management software, and sophisticated link analysis software with social network analytics.

The addition of Case Closed Software further expands Crime Tech Solutions offerings with investigative case management software, gang intelligence software, mobile applications for law enforcement, and evidence management software. All of the solutions are designed and supported by former crime analysts and law enforcement officials.

Crime Tech Solutions is seen as the price/performance leader for crime analytics and investigation software. They return a portion of all software revenues to IACA. The company website is www.crimetechsolutions.com.

Crime Analyst (Pinellas County, FL) (Job)

Under the direction of an Analyst Supervisor, member performs professional and technical work in conducting detailed research and analysis of confidential investigative information relating to criminal activity and any related statistical data in order to assist and enhance the effectiveness of law enforcement operations and programs. The work involves responsibility for requesting, receiving, and analyzing confidential information on specific criminal activities for an assigned geographic area. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, compiling, analyzing, and disseminating criminal activity information, coordinating the exchange of interstate and intrastate information pertaining to specific criminal activity and preparing written reports illustrating thorough analysis and evaluation of investigative information. Work is reviewed by the supervisor through observation, analysis of reports, and evaluation of results achieved. Subject to call-out after hours as part of scheduled rotation.

Technology Analyst (New York County DA) (Job)

Please refer to job posting URL.

The spatial distribution of smoking violations on a non-smoking campus: Implications for prevention (Article)

Objective: The present study extends research on campus smoking bans by examining where smokers are violating the policy at a large university in the southeastern region of the United States. Participants: The data collection was conducted by one graduate student from the university in August of 2014. Methods: A global positioning system device was used to collect the geo-coordinates of littered cigarette butts as a proxy measure for smoking violations. Results: A hot spot analysis found a number of spatial concentrations on campus, largely around classroom and administrative buildings along with parking lots and garages. Conclusions: The implications of such findings can direct enforcement to target these areas in order to reduce offenses and fulfill the initial goals of policy-makers and university administrators who support smoke-free campuses.

Crime Tech Solutions (Software)

Crime Tech Solutions suite of crime analysis software includes advanced link & social network analysis, advanced crime analytics with mapping, and 28 CFR Part 23 compliant intelligence database management solutions. The company provides its customers with an array of proven, off-the-shelf technology solutions for the comprehensive investigation and analysis of criminal or fraudulent activity.
The solutions are designed to integrate to an agency's existing CAD/RMS systems, etc., and include powerful predictive policing, best-in-class GIS crime mapping for ESRI, advanced crime analysis software, multi-database link analysis, and intelligence led policing technologies.

Adventos SmartForce(tm) (Software)

SmartForce™ is an Agency Management System that improves intelligence sharing, community collaboration and streamlines police processes.

Crime Technology Analyst, Onondaga Crime Analysis Center, Syracuse, NY (Job)

The Finn Institute is currently seeking to fill a full-time crime technology analyst position. The analyst will work on-site in the Onondaga Crime Analysis Center in Syracuse, NY. The Center is staffed with a team of crime analysts and sworn law enforcement members who support area law enforcement agencies in their efforts to track and reduce Part I Crime.

Please visit the job website below for more information and submission instructions.

The Finn Institute is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Six “Must Have” Tools for Crime Analysts (Article)

Crime Analysts across the country are becoming the secret weapons for their organizations. Their crime products, whether the identification of crime patterns, problem areas, or spotting repeat offenders, are helping organize and prioritize crime reduction responses and community policing efforts.

To empower these secret weapons, crime analysts must have the proper tools to be successful in their roles. In this article we identify the top seven tools every crime analyst must own.

Chemical-metallographic test with nitric acid on the vehicle body and chassis of steel (Article)

The alteration of a vehicle identification characteristics is
carried out with the use of emery and sandpaper to erase
the information in order to subsequently superimpose different
numeric or alphanumeric codes, thus preventing the
verification of its former origin or ownership and hindering
its tracking. Chemical attack has been recognized as the
most sensitive technique to retrieve altered serial numbers,
and this article was aimed at assessing the effectiveness
of nitric acid (HNO3) 3.15 M in revealing them on body and
chassis surfaces with steel, low-carbon and medium carbon
steel alloys respectively. Four tests were performed: (i)
Bodywork: marking, and erasing with grinding machine,
(ii) bodywork: marking with electric pen, and manual deletion;
(iii) chassis: marking, and manual deletion, and (iv)
manual marking, and erasing with grinding machine. In all
tests carried out, erased markings were retrieved in a few
seconds, with definition and contrast.

Criminal Justice Paths (Website)

Criminal Justice Paths is an all encompassing website about the criminal justice industry. Everything ranging from stats to news stories and from criminal justice education to careers.

Crime Tech Solutions Link Analysis (Software)

Free 15 Day Trial! Empowering the demanding needs of intelligence analysts, law enforcement, investigators, researchers, and information workers, the Crime Tech Solutions Link Analysis suite is the next generation data visualization and analysis solution for your big data.
With cutting edge features and best-of-breed usability, our product provides you with insight into patterns and trends hidden in your data. Its database driven data visualization platform lets you quickly see multi-level links among entities and model different relationship types. Advanced drawing and redrawing features generate optimized views to highlight the most important entities.
Utilized by law enforcement and commercial agencies around the world, Sentinel Visualizer from CTS is a powerful, cost effective alternative to i2 Analyst Notebook.
It expands the analytical environment by its integration with GIS and Microsoft tools widely used by analysts and investigators.
http://crimetechsolutions.com

 
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