City of Boston

Community CompStat Analyst

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Boston Police Department
Regular Full-Time
BPD Police Headquarters
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Under the supervision of the Director of the Boston Regional Intelligence Center, the Research Analyst(s) will conduct extensive analyses of crime and intelligence data using analytic technology and other statistical software. This position will be funded through a grant from the US Department of Justice, COPS Office, Community Development Micro-grant program. This position will support the Boston Police Department’s Community CompStat Initiative by bringing the work of the BRIC into the neighborhoods of Boston in partnership with community leaders, to reduce crime and increase public safety, trust with community and transparency. This position is grant funded and may be limited to the duration of the grant.


  • Working within an analytic team to collect, review, collate, and analyze data and information, and producing and disseminating intelligence reports in support Community CompStat, Community Service Offices, and the Bureau of Community Engagement.
  • Coordinating and contributing to efforts involving the research of various documents, reports raw data, and internet-based material, and provides the analysis and summarization of results for inclusion in reports and presentations.
  • Utilize analytic software (to include: word processing and publishing, data discovery, data search, process mapping, databases and spreadsheets, pivot tables, link analysis, social media analysis, and geospatial analysis technologies) to augment and facilitate analysis and intelligence production.
  • Communicate and collaborate with colleagues and professional partners via multiple platforms to include secure internet/web-based forums, telephone, email and police radio.
  • Comply with legal, policy, and regulatory requirements and applies sound professional judgment to ensure the protection of confidential information, as well as privacy, civil rights and civil liberties.
  • Coordinate monthly Community CompStat meetings with District Captains, Community Service Officers and community leaders.
  • Create a Community CompStat meeting template and other meeting briefing materials.
  • Collect, collate, and synthesize meeting feedback and ensure follow-up is conducted based on citizen concerns.
  • Ensure that the space and other logistics are planned out each month to provide an atmosphere of open and transparent dialogue between police and community.
  • Ensure that the crime data provided at each meeting is clearly presented and understandable to the audience, to the extent that it elicits open and transparent problem-solving dialogue.
  • Provide direct data analysis support to Community Service Officers and the Bureau of Community Engagement.
  • Provide training and support for BRIC technology applications utilized by Community Service Officers and the Bureau of Community Engagement.
  • Integrating data and information from multiple sources into a single, comprehensive analytic intelligence product.
  • Applying advanced, structured analytic procedures and methodologies.
  • Possessing exceptional presentation skills, and be capable of compiling and preparing briefing materials and presenting to an audience of peers, public and superiors.
  • Applying innovative thinking.
  • As related to the COPS grant, Coordinate monthly Community CompStat meetings with District Captains and community leaders.
  • As related to the COPS grant, Create a Community Compstat meeting template and other meeting briefing materials.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Permanent or naturalized U.S. citizens.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid professional experience where the major duties involved the analysis of information and data, use technology and data management systems, and production of detailed analytic reports.
  • A bachelor’s degree in Geography, Computer Science, Criminal Justice or related studies from an accredited college or university; may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.
  • A high level of accuracy and attentiveness to numerical calculation.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; and strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
  • It is strongly preferred that applicants have extensive experience using ESRI Mapping software, Google Suite and Microsoft Office with an emphasis on Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Upon hire, the incumbent will be asked to obtain and maintain a SECRET level national security clearance.





Union/Salary Plan/Grade: SENA/MM1-5

Hours per week: 35


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