Employment Opportunity

Forensic Imaging Crime Scene Investigator I

Denver Police Department, Denver, Colorado

Salary: $50,731.20 - $74,068.80 Annually

Final Filing Date: January 12, 2018

The Denver Crime Laboratory is seeking a Forensic Imaging Crime Scene Investigator I to perform entry level forensic image analysis as well as the scientific retrieval, examination, documentation, comparison, and evaluation of analog / digital video and images captured from a Digital Video Recorder (DVR). A Forensic Imaging Crime Scene Investigator I will be assigned to the Forensic Imaging Unit and work under the general supervision of experienced Crime Scene Investigators. Duties originate from self initiated, self directed, and laboratory requests.

This class performs entry level work while receiving on-the-job training in the collection of video evidence, analysis of DVR systems and the video obtained from DVR's, capturing still images and enhancements from those images for investigative purposes. Forensic Imaging Crime Scene Investigators also secure crime scene photos, assist Detectives with technical issues regarding video, still images, and provide guidance with technical questions.

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  • Operates computer assisted and interfaced photographic processing equipment and video recording/playing and editing equipment.
  • Collects, stores, and maintains crime scene photographic evidence for the City & County of Denver. Maintains chain-of-custody for evidence by recording description of evidence, dates, times, locations, processing required, number of stills or video footage, techniques used, and related information.
  • Selects cameras, lenses, filters, and lighting equipment to perform assignments.
  • Conceives, plans, and implements photographic techniques for collection of photographic evidence, public relations, studio, commercial, forensic and aerial photography.
  • Operates advanced negative and print processors, and continuous color and black and white printers.
  • Prepares statements, justifications, and internal communications regarding research data, statistics, and technical information.
  • Establishes forensic photographic procedure.
  • Performs diagnostics of photographic and video equipment; stocks and maintains studion with equipment and supplies.
  • Testifies in court as an expert witness on forensic video, procedures, processing and printing procedures and techniques used.
  • Directs the activities of other workers, including non-technical staff.
  • Provides training sessions to technical and non-technical staff in equipment use, photographic procedures, and quality control. Solves problems with photographic quality.


The ideal candidate will have:
  • College level coursework in photography
  • Experience as a commercial or industrial photographer
  • Experience Operating computer assisted video recording/playing and editing equipment.
  • Experience implementing photographic techniques for collection of photographic evidence, public relations, studio, commercial, forensic and aerial photography.
We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Chemistry, Biology, or a related field. And
  • One year of experience in crime scene processing that includes the techniques generally used in crime scene documenting and processing.
Education/Experience Equivalency:
  • Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirement.
  • Additional appropriate experience may be substituted for the minimum education requirement. Volunteer experience and scholastic experience may substitute for up to one year of total experience.
Licensure and/or Certification:
  • By position, requires a valid driver's license at the time of application.
  • Ability to obtain applicable IAI Certified Crime Scene Investigator, Level 1 or LEVA Certified Forensic Video Technician certification within two years of employment.
Condition of Employment:
  • It is a condition of employment that the Denver Police Forensics & Evidence Division form for consent for collection of a DNA sample be completed at the time of hire.

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Posted: January 8, 2018

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