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Law Enforcement Analyst - Intern

City Of Eden Prairie
Eden Prairie, MN Internship
Posted on November 7, 2019

Law Enforcement Analyst-Intern Position Profile

Status:  Internship (PTS position: part-time, temporary, or seasonal)

Salary:  Starts at $15.00 per hour (Depending upon qualifications)

Duration of Assignment: Position begins in January 2020, working 2-5 days per week (negotiable depending on school schedule) through April 2020. (Position will likely average 20-25/hours a week)

Location: Police Department, 8080 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Hours: Standard business hours (7 am-3:30 pm), may vary based on business needs

Reporting Relationship: Reports to Adult Investigations Sergeant

Police Department

The Eden Prairie Police Department protects and serves the community of Eden Prairie through active and professional engagement. This department is committed to providing customized service to the community, exercising discretion and fairness in enforcement, building public trust in the department, and promoting the professional development of its members.

Position Responsibilities

The Law Enforcement Analyst Intern position assists in analyzing crime patterns and trends to assist with resource deployment for crime prevention and suppression and to aid the investigation process. The Law Enforcement Analyst Intern's primary position responsibilities and areas of impact are:

  1. Support Investigations by creating databases for analysis, extracting and verifying pertinent information, managing and organizing information, providing leads, performing data mining and proactively developing targets for further investigation.
  2. Support Patrol by analyzing crime trends, crime patterns and accident statistics using GIS mapping to identify and plan targeted enforcement activities.
  3. Produce visual exhibits such as charts and timelines via computer applications.
  4. Create Eden Prairie based intelligence/activity bulletins to share timely information with department staff, community members and local businesses.

While these areas are the primary focus of the position, we believe strongly in teamwork and employees will be called upon to perform a variety of duties as a part of their role with the City.

City of Eden Prairie Values

We are a service organization. We take pride in what we do. We cultivate a supportive, encouraging and productive culture with a strong customer focus. We promote wellness and plan work/life balance into our goals. We value differences and foster inclusion. We achieve success by exhibiting our core values: collaboration, innovation, integrity, performance and relationships.

Position Requirements

Education: High school diploma required; must be pursuing or have recently completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a related field such Criminal Justice, Social Sciences, Analytics or similar.

Work Experience: Must have experience working independently with minimal supervision in a busy environment; previous internship preferred; must be able to obtain federal secret clearance level.

Technical Skills: Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook); advanced word processing and composition skills required, a cover letter and resume must be attached with application; Experience using GIS or computer-based analysis programs is preferred.  

Physical Effort: Physical effort is light for the majority of work with lifting or carrying limited to 25 pounds intermittently. Report preparation and writing at times requires extended use of a keyboard.

Working Conditions: Most work is performed in a normal office environment. Occasional travel to meetings or errands outside the office.

Position Specific Expectations

Communication: Able to convey a message to get a point across; communicates in a clear and concise manner; able to write clearly and succinctly; tailors message to a variety of communication settings and styles.

Attention to Detail: Able to find errors in work and solve problems; anticipates issues and performs at a high level of accuracy; sets up systems to ensure errors are not repeated.

Accountability: Follows through on commitments; focuses on appropriate tasks throughout the shift; takes responsibilities for actions both as an individual and on behalf of the organization; actions and words are in sync; follows all policies and procedures; maintains confidentiality; is prepared and punctual to all scheduled shifts.

Organization: Ability to coordinate several activities, responsibilities, and tasks simultaneously in a polite and professional manner; prioritizes what needs to get done; keeps things neat and orderly; utilizes tools for efficiency; factors several considerations when planning; establishes methods to ensure routine tasks are completed.

Problem Solving: Ability to tackle a problem by using logical, systematic, sequential approach; makes a systematic comparison of two or more alternatives; notices discrepancies and inconsistencies in available information; identifies a set of features, parameters or considerations to take into account in analyzing a situation or making a decision.

City of Eden Prairie Pre-employment Process

The City of Eden Prairie conducts the following pre-employment checks for this position:

  • Professional Reference Checks
  • Background Investigation and Criminal History Check
  • Education and work history verification

All final candidates must successfully complete and pass the City’s evaluation of the pre-employment process before their first day of employment.

City of Eden Prairie Application Timeline

Position Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019

Application Deadline: Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:00 am

Review Applications: November 15, 2019

First Round Interviews: Thursday, November 21, 2019

Final Round Interviews: Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Potential Start Date: January 2020 (flexible depending on school schedule)