Analysts play a crucial role in protecting our communities.

In today’s modern world, policing relies upon strong analytical capabilities to identify problems, assess levels of threat, harm and risk. Helping us protect communities and fight crime, as well as developing and defining the strategic and organisational direction we take.

Across our three counties, our analysts perform roles that are both operational – identifying suspects, providing key evidence, and safeguarding communities – and organisational – understanding challenges and trends, considering structures and processes, and interpreting the data and detail that underpins everything we do.

Benefits of working for Thames Valley Police

Joining the team at Thames Valley Police provides a wide range of benefits – for more details on these, please visit our Supporting You page.


If you are interested in analytical role opportunities, supporting Thames Valley Police in protecting our community, please visit our careers page.

Do you need a data or statistics degree to be a Police Analyst?

While a degree of this type could be advantageous, you don't need to have one to be an analyst. Degrees in other disciplines, previous experience, and the right mindset will take you just as far. If you are a problem solver, inquisitive, have an attention to detail, and can work under pressure, it is the job for you!

Do analysts always work alone?

Analysts often work as part of larger teams, sometimes collaborating on projects, and at other times contributing to large scale operational activity. You could work alongside other analysts, police officers, and a great many other civilian roles.