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Crime Analysts

Experience, Skills, and Personality Traits

An internship during college is the best way to get a foot in the door and gain on-the-job experience. Most units rely heavily on interns for support because of lean department budgets. Contact a unit and ask to speak with its crime analyst. You will have a better chance of obtaining an internship if you stress that you are organized, computer literate, and have a basic understanding of statistics. Interns often initially begin by reading police reports, learning how to glean significant facts and patterns from them.

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