If there are openings for a crime analysis related job in your agency, please send the information to webmaster@aacaonline.org to have it posted here.

Current Openings:

There are currently no posted openings.

For open positions outside of Arizona, please visit the IACA Job Listings.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Each agency is different and while some may encourage volunteers, other may not be allowed to hire a volunteer. Please check with each agency individually. For a list of current member agencies, click here.

Internship Opportunities:

Chandler Police Department
Contact April Long-Banchard

Phoenix Police Department
Contact Rene Brugman

Scottsdale Police Department
Contact the Crime Analysis Unit

Tempe Police Department
Tactical/Intel Internships:  Britani Bearup
Administrative/Strategic Internships:  Brooks Louton

Maricopa County Attorney's Office

Contact Erin Wickersham


Crime Analyst Skills:

While every agency utilizes their analysts in different ways, and therefore, will request a different skill set, there are certain skills that every analyst should possess. A good analyst will have:

  • A solid understanding of criminal behavior
  • Through knowledge of the analyst’s particular jurisdiction
  • Knowledge of research methods
  • Ability to collect, manage, collate, and query data
  • Ability to understand and synthesize crime information
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Ability to calculate descriptive, inferential, and multivariate statistics, and to create meaningful charts and graphs based on those statistics
  • Understanding of demographic analysis
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong computer skills, including databases, desktop publishing and word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical packages
  • Ability to use a Geographic Information System (GIS) and a thorough understanding of spatial analysis and spatial statistics
  • Presentation skills
  • Interpersonal communications skills