CAU Internship Info


If you are interested in a challenging internship that will provide an opportunity to experience working with the Scottsdale Police Department, we encourage you to apply.

The Scottsdale Police Department is currently looking for interns to assist in the Crime Analysis Unit. Duties of the internship include:
• Determining crime patterns & trends
• Identifying “hotspots”
• Quality control checks
• Create link charts
• Create maps
• Query data for internal and external requests
• Creating crime bulletins

Qualified applicants include undergraduate college students currently in their junior or senior year who have the legal right to work in the United States. Analytical skills are essential. Thus, it’s imperative that interns have already taken research methods and statistics to prepare for job duties. Additionally, good communication skills are essential to fulfill internal and external requests.

Interns will have the opportunity to:
• Apply knowledge and skills acquired in classes in the work force
• Transition from school to a career
• Experience different aspects of the Police Department
• Networking within the Scottsdale Police Department
• Networking with other police agencies throughout the Phoenix area
• Enhance resume or graduate school applications

Increase computer skills by utilizing the following programs:
• Excel
• ArcView
• Word
• Outlook
• i2 Analyst Notebook
• Data Juggler

An exposure program is incorporated into the internship allowing interns to:
• Go on a ride-a-long with an officer
• Go on a ride-a-long with a crime scene specialist (CSS)
• Observe Dispatch/911 Operators
• Attend crime analysis meetings
    o Arizona Tactical Analysts’ Network (AZ TAN)
    o Arizona Association of Crime Analysts (AACA)
• Attend specialized training courses


Interns work 8 hours per week for 3 hours of internship credit or 16 hours per week for 6 hours of internship credit.  Specifics regarding internship credits need to be worked out with the advisor for your college. Please note that this internship is non-paid.

The Crime Analysis Unit is located at the Scottsdale Police Department, District III location at 9065 E Via Linda, Scottsdale AZ 85258.

Due to the sensitivity of information at the police department, interns will be required to pass a background investigation and polygraph examination.
For automatic disqualifiers, click HERE.

For more information please e-mail the Crime Analysis Unit at CAU@Scottsdaleaz.Gov

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