The City of Ithaca is progressing in its plans to introduce a crime analyst role within the Ithaca Police Department, a development aimed at enhancing the efficiency and efficacy of the department’s operations.
The proposed role, approved by the City Administration Committee, is intended to streamline the department’s current process for collecting, scrutinizing, and sharing data, which at present is dispersed among various officers, investigators, and supervisors for individual investigations.
Officials emphasized the transformative potential of this role, highlighting its capacity to elevate the department to more data-driven and evidence-based policing.
The appointed analyst will be responsible for distilling statistics and information to be shared with city officials, media, and the public.
Slated to be part of the city’s administrative unit, the role will command a starting salary of $53,780 in 2024, under the city’s prevailing labor contract. The full council, whose approval is pivotal for the creation of this role, is scheduled to convene on Oct. 4.
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