Crime Prevention Specialist
DEFINITIONThe Crime Prevention Specialist performs a variety ofnon-sworn office and field duties to support the Police Departmentís CrimePrevention Programs and strategies; areas include the; crime preventionprograms; business and residential security inspections and building andlandscape design review; performs other job related duties as assigned. This position is assigned to the Turlock Associated PoliceOfficers (TAPO) bargaining unit for labor relations purposes and is subject toovertime assignments.DISTINGUISHINGCHARACTERISTICSThe Crime Prevention Specialist is a non-swornclassification in the Police Department with a focus on proactive crimepreventionThe Crime Prevention Specialist also develops and implementsa variety of crime prevention programs, presentations and materials forbusinesses and the community, and performs services such as securityinspections and reviewing building and landscape designs. Duties require the ability to schedule andmonitor the work of others, excellent organization skills, independentinitiative, good judgment, and the ability to manage simultaneous programs andassignments with close attention to deadlines.The Crime Prevention Specialist is distinguished from theCommunity Service Officer in that the latter carries out assigned field andoffice law enforcement duties in the areas of traffic control, parkingenforcement, preparing and processing reports and complaints, assisting withproperty and evidence, and may also assist in crime prevention activities. In contrast, the Crime Prevention Specialistis responsible for developing and implementing Crime Prevention programs andeducational materials for businesses and the public; and tracking and managinga variety of concurrent assignments.Supervision is received from a Police Sergeant orLieutenant.ESSENTIALFUNCITONS: - Duties may include, but are not limited tothe following: Develop, implement and oversee a variety of crime and violence prevention programs and activities for businesses, children, the public, schools, organizations and interested individuals such as Neighborhood Watch, Business Watch, Child Safety, Citizens Academy, and Womenís Safety. Prepare, maintain, and distribute crime prevention literature and materials for programs including flyers, brochures, visual displays and bulletin boards. Develop and make educational speeches and presentations on a variety of crime prevention topics for a variety of community and business audiences. Conduct residential and commercial security inspections; review blueprints for building and landscape designs to determine crime prevention concerns and make recommendations. Develop or assist with special community events; may provide traffic control assistance. Perform departmental administrative duties as assigned. Perform other duties as assigned.MINIMUMQUALIFICATIONS:Knowledgeof: Crime prevention practices, methods and techniques. Public outreach, marketing and educational program development methods. Principles and techniques of public speaking and audience appropriate presentation design. Methods and techniques of design for informational materials such as flyers, brochures and visual displays. Techniques for effectively organizing and managing multiple schedules and projects. Computer software programs required to perform job duties.Abilityto: Apply crime related statistics, information and crime prevention measures in the development of crime prevention and safety awareness informational and educational programs, seminars, meetings, and special events. Prepare and deliver effective audience appropriate oral presentations and programs using data, charts and graphs. Prepare written informational materials including brochures, flyers and other educational literature and materials. Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing. Plan and organize work to meet schedules and deadlines, assure efficient and timely completion of reports, projects, programs and activities, and manage multiple projects simultaneously; maintain accurate records and files. Read and interpret blueprints and permit applications for crime preventions purposes. Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department and the community with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Represent the City and the Department in a variety of situations. EXPERIENCEAND EDUCATION:Experience:One year of experience in the job classification ofCommunity Service Officer I or II with the City of Turlock and off probation inthat job classification;ORTwo years of experience in a law enforcement relatedposition equivalent to the Community Service Officer job classification;ORTwo yearsí experience in any field which includedinteraction with the public, developing informational materials, makingpresentations and managing multiple programs or projects.Education: High School Diploma or G.E.D. and; Completion of thirty (30) units of college work in sociology, psychology, criminal justice, business administration, public administration, or related fields. Training in Crime Prevention in highly desirable.LICENSEOR CERTIFICATELicense:Possession of an appropriate, valid California driveríslicense at the time of appointment, to be maintained as a condition ofcontinued employment.PHYSICALREQUIREMENTSMaintain the following physical abilities: see well enough to read instructions;sufficient dexterity and hand-eye coordination to operate drafting and fieldsurveying equipment; read fine print and view computer screens; hear wellenough to converse on the telephone and in person; use of hands and fingers foruse of computer keyboard, filing, writing and answering telephone; capable ofclear speech; able to lift and carry objects weighing up to 40 pounds; climbstairs and ladders; stamina to work long hours and attend night meetings.