Crime Reports Specialist Leader

  • 008313

SUMMARY: Under limited supervision, supervises the work of the Crime Reports Specialists, trains personnel in all aspects of Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) standards, reviews, edits, and makes necessary corrections to ensure accuracy of statistical information, approves all written reports from police officers and/or supervisors, and acts as liaison with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), Uniform Crime Report (UCR) Section to ensure compliance with reporting requirements; may perform related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
  1. Acts as liaison between FDLE/UCR Section to ensure compliance with state reporting requirements.
  2. Reviews and approves all police incident reports submitted by Police Officers.
  3. Reviews computer generated error reports concerning data entry into the Police Department computer system to ensure that accurate statistical information is submitted to the appropriate agency.
  4. Trains Crime Reports Specialists and other personnel in all aspects of UCR data entry, including verification that appropriate procedural steps are being utilized in completing required workloads, assignments, and modifications to the report process, when necessary.
  5. Establishes and distributes work procedures to applicable personnel.
  6. Assigns and reviews Crime Reports Specialists’ work. Completes performance reviews.
  7. Reviews reports utilizing UCR guidelines for mandatory statistical data. Notifies police officers and/or supervisors of errors in reports.
  8. Performs review and reclassification of Offense Incident Reports classified by Crime Reports Specialists to meet Florida Reporting Requirements.
  9. Maintains computer system code tables.
  10. Maintains current and in-depth knowledge of Florida Department of Law Enforcement validation guidelines.
  11. Maintains all seal/expunge records in the computer.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations affecting of assignment.
  • Knowledge of uniform crime reporting guidelines.
  • Knowledge of Florida Department of Law Enforcement validation guidelines.
  • Knowledge of departmental policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Knowledge of standard office practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
  • Skill in entering data into a computer.
  • Skill in preparing statistical reports.
  • Skill in properly determining report classifications.
  • Skill in maintaining complex data.
  • Skill in operating standard office equipment including a personal computer and related software.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:Work involves light work generally in an office setting. There is frequent need to sit, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or GED, and four (4) years related working experience in a law enforcement environment, including one (1) year lead worker experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Last revision date: June 2002
Overtime: No
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