Recruitment #1712-6347-001


The Tucson Police Department is seeking an experienced professional crime analyst for the new position of Crime Analysis Superintendent. This command-level professional-staff (civilian) position will lead and grow the Department's crime and administrative data analysis capacity by developing current and future team members, employing new and innovative performance measurement techniques, strengthening partnerships with academic institutions, and leveraging technology to improve service delivery and community satisfaction.

Tucson has been continuously settled for over 12,000 years and celebrates a unique diversity of cultures, architecture, and peoples.  One of the oldest towns in the United States, Tucson officially became part of the United States with the Gadsden Purchase of 1854 and served as the capital of the Arizona Territory from 1867 to 1877.  Now the 33rd largest city in the nation, Tucson maintains a strong connection to our cultural heritage as we look towards the future.

Surrounded by five mountain ranges, Tucson’s 220-plus square miles boast the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert and an unsurpassed climate of more than 350 sunny days a year – yet is just a short drive from the cool sub-alpine meadows on Mount Lemmon.  Tucson is home to world-class outdoor recreation, a vibrant, growing city center, renowned museums, and the University of Arizona. 

Established in 1871, the Tucson Police Department is dedicated to providing professional service to, and in partnership with, nearly one million Tucson metropolitan area community members.  The Tucson Police Department enjoys a close collaborative relationship with our community and proudly incorporates community members on review boards, steering committees, and our basic and advanced training academies.

The Tucson Police Department was honored to be selected by the Department of Justice as one of fifteen model agencies of the Advancing 21st Century Policing initiative, a recognition of our commitment to the modernization of law enforcement practices.  The successful candidate for the Tucson Police Department’s Crime Analysis Superintendent will bring to bear their considerable experience, expertise, and creativity to help lead the agency towards setting new standards in the best practices for the use of data analysis to inform thoughtful decision making in law enforcement. 

 The mission of the Tucson Police Department remains to serve the public in partnership with our community, to protect life and property, prevent crime, and resolve problems.  We stand today as we have for the last 146 years: ready to protect, proud to serve.  Join us.

General Description

Manages personnel and directs the Analysis Section operations. Identifies, investigates, and resolves operational and personnel problems. Performs advanced analytical work researching and analyzing a variety of societal issues.

Essential Functions

Exercises regular independent judgment while performing the following:  

Regularly directs or supervises the work of at least two fulltime employees at the supervisor level in the section.

Coordinates assigned supervisory personnel and their projects ensuring timely and quality activities for the benefit of the section, division, department, City and the community.

Oversees the planning, implementation, direction and management of all functions and resources of the section to achieve the strategic objectives of the department and the City in an efficient and effective manner.

Assists with the implementation and evaluation of department policies, programs, projects and procedures. 

Assists with implementing the department vision through section activities and leads the section to maximum employee productivity and morale through hiring, disciplining, evaluating employee performance, investigating and resolving grievances and other coordinating human resources actions.

Develops and administers the section budget with staff assistance. 

Analyzes organization and community needs, analyzes trends, reviews statistics and opportunities, and communicates to the department leadership of impending developments.

Develops strategic partnerships and contacts with community representatives, external agencies and other organizations to develop a sense of relevant issues facing our community and to respond as a representative of the City. 

Implements the values of the organization through example and accountabilities.

Ensures that section operations conform with local, state, and federal governmental regulations and other applicable rules and requirements.  

Facilitates solutions to problems facing the department.

Maintains technical or professional knowledge through such means as attending seminars, reviewing professional publications, taking classes and participating in developmental activities.

Manages the Analysis Section.

Plans, directs, and coordinates section activities by selecting assignment of personnel, implementing operating methods, training personnel, following policy and procedures, conducting hiring and termination interviews, reviewing and approving evaluations, negotiating resolutions to personnel issues, delegating projects to individuals, and reviewing projects and offering suggestions.

Participates in planning meetings and discussions as a member of the command staff.

Contributes in the development and maintenance of computer programs in crime analysis efforts.

Guides the department on how crime analysis products should be used to combat crime and disorder problems. Identifies spatial and temporal crime patterns and trends.

Employs principles and applications of mathematical and statistics using research principles and techniques.

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 that describes crime patterns, crime trends, and potential suspects.

Prepares complex and detailed statistical, analytical, and research reports/information using principles and practices of professional and technical report writing.

Serves as unit liaison with other sections and agencies by presenting information to police, City administrators, and elected officials for decision-making purposes; presents analysis and statistics in various internal and external forums; and participates on and provides information to police/City committees.

Publishes reports and makes presentations for the media, businesses, and community groups.

Develops and administers programs to collect, analyze and distribute crime data for crime prevention purposes and inquiries from the public. Identifies crime patterns by geographic area, reporting district, time of day, day of week, modus operandi (MO), and other statistical probabilities.

Produces periodic reports and bulletins detailing information resulting from crime analysis.

Makes appropriate recommendations for improvements in crime analysis practices.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree

Experience: At least 3 of required 5 years experience in a Lead or Supervisory capacity in a crime analysis related field conducting research, statistical analysis and forecasting using statistical computer programs    

Other Requirements and Certifications: Arizona Criminal Justice Information System (ACJIS) Network Terminal Operator Certification (TOC) within 30 days of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

Relevant crime analysis experience in a law enforcement setting.

Pre-Screen Questionnaire Instructions

The Preliminary Applicant Questionnaire is a fillable PDF document.  In order to access, you must be using Adobe Reader 8 or above. MAC users DO NOT use Preview mode when filling out the form; you must use Adobe Acrobat.

You must download, complete, save, AND then upload the Preliminary Applicant Questionnaire (CLICK HERE) to apply for this recruitment.  Please be forthright and fully disclose all relevant information on the Preliminary Applicant Questionnaire.  Any discrepancies and omissions will be uncovered during an exhaustive background investigation and polygraph examination, so it is not in your best interest to be less than truthful on your Preliminary Applicant Questionnaire

The Preliminary Applicant Questionnaire is a fillable PDF document and may be accessed by clicking on the highlighted links (above or below) or by copying and pasting the link below onto your browser.  The Preliminary Applicant Questionnaire is a six page document with a September 2017 revision date; no previous versions of the Preliminary Applicant Questionnaire will be accepted.  Please allow a few seconds for the file to download:

Completed Preliminary Applicant Questionnaires must be uploaded to your Crime Analyst Superintendent application on this online employment application system.  No other form of delivery will be accepted as your application will be incomplete.  It is highly recommended that you utilize the "Save As" function and save a copy to your local disk prior to uploading.  You will not be able to submit this application until you upload the completed questionnaire to your Crime Analyst Superintendent application on the City of Tucson Online Employment Center website when prompted to do so.

Failure to properly complete an application without the uploaded completed questionnaire by the established deadline will result in your removal from this recruitment process.  Preliminary Applicant Questionnaires received from applicants who did not properly apply online or who do not meet the minimum qualifications will not be considered.

You will need to type your responses onto this PDF document, save it, and then upload it into this system when prompted to do so.  Please ensure you complete all the questions.  For responses involving a yes/no box, simply place a capital X in front of the applicable response.  Do not worry about signing the form prior to submitting.

One of the fundamental requirements of working in public safety law enforcement is the ability of an individual to adhere to and demonstrate the highest legal and ethical standards.  Unfortunately, it is our experience that a number of applicants in each hiring process will fail due to material omissions or untruthfulness when completing their prescreen questionnaire and subsequent background information. If you are untruthful, dishonest, knowingly omit, falsify, conceal or obscure required information during any part of the application and hiring process, you will be PERMANENTLY DISQUALIFIED from ever being employed by the Tucson Police Department in ANY capacity.

Selection Plan

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profile and the responses to their supplemental questions. The highest scoring applicants will then be invited to participate in an Oral Board interview.

  • Oral Board Interviews* will be held: February 9, 2018. 

*Applicants invited to the Oral Board Interview may interview in person or, if necessary, via GoToMeeting teleconference.  Applicants wishing to participate via GoToMeeting teleconference will need to ensure they have a web camera, microphone, and a reliable internet connection to take advantage of this option.  Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on the Civil Service Employment List. An applicant's ranking on the Civil Service list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:

  • 30% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 70% of your oral board interview

The top three (3) ranked candidates on the Civil Service Employment List will be invited to participate in a hiring interview with staff and the Chief of Police on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.  Applicants invited to participate in a hiring interview may interview in person or, if necessary, via GoToMeeting teleconference.

This recruitment will establish a civil service list that will be utilized to fill vacancies occurring within the next 6 months.

Veterans, Native American, or Disability preference points will be added to the final score for those that are placed on the Civil Service Employment List. If you qualify for preference points as outlined in the Employment Profile, you must upload your documentation as part of the application process or email it to The DD 214 must be a copy that indicates characterization of service.

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please call Melisa Ley (520) 837-4008 or email at  at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


Selected candidate will receive a conditional job offer and must successfully pass pre-employment medical, fingerprinting, polygraph, and psychological evaluations.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Non-NIDA Drug Test

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To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.

The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.

Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.