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POSITION #: 72283853
BUSINESS UNIT: Regional Police
DIVISION: Criminal Investigation Division
DATE: September 3, 2013


Applicant Procedure:  Applicants must include the job title and competition number in the subject line of the email that is sent to jobs@halifax.ca


Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting applications for the permanent position of Crime Analyst with Regional Police. The role of the Crime Analyst is to serve the needs of The Halifax Regional Police Enhanced Community Response Model of Policing, through the timely analysis of gathered information and the distribution of usable intelligence products, to form the basis of directed patrols and targeting of high-risk or chronic offenders. This includes the continuous collection, analysis and dissemination of information in support of crime reduction and community safety.

The work location for this position is 1874 Brunswick Street, Halifax.


  • Collects, collates, and synthesizes crime data from various reports
  • Prepares association charts, timelines and presentations
  • Analyses data; generates reports in graphic, narrative, and data table information for dissemination
  • Develops an intelligence database linking individuals with criminal activities
  • Develops and maintains a dossier (profiles) of active criminals
  • Identifies problem crime areas, determines crime patterns and series within the patrol divisions and keeps the Divisional Commanders and Supervisors apprised
  • Provides statistical  support to internal and external clients
  • Consults with Divisional Commanders and Supervisors to provide them with the necessary information to develop objectives to deal with crimes, directed patrols, a means of pro-active problem identification and solution, and increased patrol division knowledge
  • Provides analytical support for police operations
  • Collects, reviews, vets and assists with the quality control of confidential source debriefs.  Uploads, maintains and disseminates confidential source information and related databases as approved by the Informant Control Officer.



  • Attends court to present police records
  • Assists on special projects such as Business Plans and Geographical Mapping Projects
  • Maintains Diary Dates in ACIIS
  • Performs ACIIS data entry and maintenance as required
  • May instruct in formal or informal training settings
  • Performs other related duties as necessary.


Education and Experience:

  • University degree or has been employed as a Crime Analyst within the past three (3) years.
  • A concentration in Statistical Analysis, Criminology, Psychology, Social Sciences, Research related studies, is an asset.
  • Three years' experience in Statistical analysis and research, is an asset.


Technical / Job Specific Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the boundaries, streets, and commercial structure of Halifax Regional Police’s service area
  • Knowledge of law enforcement terminology and functions. 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat
  • Ability to learn other information management related software
  • Two-three years working knowledge of Versadex Records Management System (RMS), is an asset
  • Knowledge of Versadex Crime Analysis Package (VCAP), is an asset
  • Knowledge of Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), is an asset
  • Knowledge of  I2 Analyst’s Notebook, is an asset
  • One year working knowledge of JEIN, is an asset
  • Knowledge of ACIIS, RAZ and ArcGIS mapping, is an asset.


NOTE:  Candidates being considered for the position of Crime Analyst must successfully meet the security clearance requirements administered by Halifax Regional Police, which include, but are not limited to, a pre-employment polygraph.


Analytical Thinking, Communication, Customer Service, Flexibility, Initiative, Innovation, Organization and Planning, Teamwork and Cooperation

HOURS OF WORK:  Core hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week.

SALARY:  $43,272.00 per year as per the Halifax Regional Police Association Collective Agreement

CLOSING DATE: applications will be received up to 4:00 p.m., September 15, 2013.


We encourage applications from qualified African Nova Scotians, racially visible person, women in non-traditional positions, persons with disabilities and Aboriginal persons in the workplace. HRM encourages applicants to self-identify.

Qualified HRM retirees may also be considered for competitions if other qualified candidates are not available, and the retiree possesses specialized knowledge and/or a unique skill set not otherwise available. In these circumstances, a form of employment may be offered, including term and/or contract employment.

Important Note:  Don’t forget to include the competition number and job title in the email you send to jobs@halifax.ca