Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Technician

East Point Police Department, East Point, Georgia

Salary: $30,603.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: April 4, 2017

This position is responsible for identifying, collecting, and preserving evidence at crime scene investigations in support of law enforcement activities.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Photographs crime and accident scenes including burglaries, robberies, deaths, thefts, autopsies, and assault victims to record the appearance of evidence using highly-skilled photographic and evidence-gathering techniques;
  • Identifies, collects, and secures physical evidence such as: blood, body fluids, hair and fibers, firearms, and narcotics for laboratory testing and use as evidence in criminal prosecutions;
  • Searches for and develops fingerprints at crime scenes and participates in laboratory processing;
  • Photographs and fingerprints suspects, victims, and witnesses;
  • Produces castings of footprints, tire tracks, and other impressions;
  • Prepares court presentations of evidence;
  • Searches for, retrieves, and provides security information such as fingerprint cards, mug-shots, and case reports to law enforcement personnel and authorized agencies;
  • Prepares and maintains records to ensure proper chain of custody of physical evidence;
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Associate's degree in criminology, forensic science, or the life sciences; Bachelor's degree preferred; a minimum of two (2) years experience in a law enforcement agency responsible for the identification, collection, and preservation of evidence and fingerprint examination; a forensic or scientific background is highly desirable; equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge Required by the Position
  • Knowledge of functions of a police identification laboratory;
  • Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions related to chemicals and equipment used in processing evidence;
  • Knowledge of basic computer operation;
  • Knowledge of the techniques for gathering and preserving physical evidence;
  • Knowledge of statistical record-keeping techniques;
  • Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations related to assigned activities;
  • Knowledge of applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures related to assigned activities;
  • Skill in oral and written communication;
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles;
  • Ability to read maps and learn the geography of the City;
  • Ability to observe and recall details;
  • Ability to learn photographic techniques and methods including the use of a variety of film, lighting, filtration, infrared, and ultraviolet techniques;
  • Ability to learn standard techniques for classification, development, transfer, and chemical processing of fingerprints;
  • Ability to assure proper police practices and procedures are followed;
  • Ability to work confidentially with discretion;
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions;
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

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Posted: March 16, 2017

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