Police Intern

Definition (part-time)

Under direct supervision, the Police Intern is responsible for providing technical assistance in police department support roles, such as crime analysis, management analysis or other related assignments as required.  

Examples of Duties

Performs a variety of sub-professional police technical support work, such as crime analysis, intelligence analysis, and management analysis; assists in managing specific or division-wide programs that may include budget development, program policy, procedure development, and program administration and support; other duties and tasks as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Methods of identifying essential information; electronic matrixes and spreadsheets; correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation; mathematics and statistics as applied to social sciences; basic personal computer hardware and software knowledge
  • Identify complex problems and review related information in order to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • Perform cross tabulations, create charts and graphs, export objects to other applications
  • Work with restricted law enforcement documents and highly confidential information
  • Effectively convey information to others through presentations, effectively respond to audience inquiries
  • Clearly communicate information and instructions orally and in writing 
  • Draw conclusions and/or make recommendations in a narrative format that is objective, succinct, pertinent, articulate, and relevant
  • Anticipate departmental need and perform analysis on own initiative 
  • Sit at a desk and use a computer and telephone effectively, interact positively and cooperate with co-workers, respond politely to customers, work as a team member, function under demanding time pressure, respond in a positive manner to supervision, and attend work and perform duties on a regular and consistent basis


  • One year of responsible experience


  • Completion of sixty (60) semester units and upper division standing (junior/senior) with specialization in criminal justice or related field
  • Baccalaureate degree from a college or university is desirable. Graduate study in an accredited criminal justice or related program is highly desirable


  • Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License


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