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Class Code: 427V
Category: Legal Services


Analyzes serious violent and sexual offense information submitted to the Homicide Investigation and Tracking System (HITS) in the Criminal Division of the Attorney General's Office. Determines the existence of evidence and its appropriateness, and compares information such as physical descriptions, modus operandi, and vehicles, individually and as they are related to demographics. Assigns information to an investigator for action. Reports to the Violent Crime Investigation and Information Manager.

Typical Work

Analyzes information submitted by law enforcement agencies that is contained in teletypes, police bulletins and incident reports, and HITS forms; evaluates data for accuracy and completeness, resolving discrepancies and recommends changes in report procedures;

Classifies crime information and assigns it to the various data bases;

Operates a variety of remote computer access systems;

Searches various data bases using query language to establish connections between known offenses; provides information to outside agencies when multiple crimes and/or offenders are found;

Draws conclusions and makes recommendations to supervising staff; consults with Criminal Division investigators on serious violent crime and sexual offense investigations; assists in analysis and tracking of offenders;

Serves as the Terminal Agency Coordinator (TAC) for the Access System managed by the Washington State Patrol;

Gathers information from highly confidential, independent computer systems for further analysis, operating with separate rules and procedures for each system;

Oversees and trains unit personnel who enter data on major crimes into various data bases;

Writes and edits instruction manuals for both computer analysis of data and for data gathering forms;

Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: computer and other record management systems.

Ability to: gather and analyze serious violent crime information; develop investigative strategies and tactics for serious violent and sexual offense crime investigations; facilitate the operating procedures of the HITS Unit.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

One year's experience working with computerized police records.

Educational course work in the area of police administration, criminal evidence, investigation and/or rules of evidence will substitute, year for year, for the experience requirement.

Class Specification History

New class: 10-11-91
New class code: (formerly 46654) effective July 1, 2007