Job Description

Overall Job Objective


The Police Policy and Procedure Analyst is responsible for writing, defining, and maintaining established policies and procedures as part of the Police Department's Policy and Inspections Section.  The duties performed include:  reorganizing established Police Department policies and procedures and developing new ones based on information gathered from research and statistical analysis as requested by the Police Chief and/or associated staff; updating, issuing, and maintaining the Police Departments operational orders system and all operations manuals; interpret, create, maintain, and update files for proof of compliance with the accreditation standards within defined timeframes and standards; making recommendations on policies, procedures, and methods of operation, and presenting information on other projects assigned to the Policy and Inspections Section; and providing training to Police Department employees.  Additionally, an employee in this class responds to specific questions as to department policies and procedures upon request from department members, City personnel, outside law enforcement agencies, and the general public.  Additional duties include:  overseeing the administration of the policy tracking system (Power DMS), and providing functional supervision to a Senior Program Assistant or other administrative staff.  The Police Policy and Procedure Analyst must also research department policies and procedures in response to court orders and legal requests for information.  This class performs related duties as required.

The Police Policy and Procedure Analyst is a civilian classification.  Supervision is received from a Police Lieutenant assigned to the Policy and Inspections Section, who reviews work through conferences, written reports, and results achieved.  The Police Policy and Procedure Analyst provides training during various departmental administered academies.  The incumbent must have the ability to develop oral and written presentations of policy and procedural changes to the Police Department executive and command staff, and provide documented research of various issues which will be used to determine a course of recommendation.  An employee in this class should have sufficient training and skills in writing, research, and problem-solving, as well as some training in descriptive statistics, policy analysis, and program evaluation to meet the standards of the department.  This class is FLSA nonexempt.

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Qualifications & Requirements

Employee Values:  All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.
Minimum Qualifications Required.  Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Public or Business Administration or a related field.  Good (1 - 3 years) professional experience in policy and procedure analysis and research or experience in a field related to the program area.
Special Requirements.  Because of the confidential, sensitive nature of information handled, successful completion of a background investigation and polygraph is required.
Substance Abuse Testing.  Due to the safety and/or security sensitive nature of this classification, individuals shall be subject to pre-employment or pre-placement alcohol, drug and/or controlled substance testing as outlined in City policy and procedures.

Preferred/Desirable Qualifications.  Extensive (5+ years) experience working in a law enforcement setting, especially with accreditation procedures, is strongly desired.  Use of electronic document management software such as PowerDMS is desirable.  

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