Employment Opportunity

Police Identification Technician

Casa Grande Police Department, Casa Grande, Arizona

Salary: $42,972.80 - $59,217.60 Annually

Final Filing Date: September 13, 2017

Under close supervision, performs a variety of tasks associated with the collecting, tracking, handling and safekeeping of crime scene evidence.

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  • Evaluates, identifies, collects and preserves crime scene evidence to aid in the prosecution of criminals
  • Conducts visual and physical analysis and comparison of crime scene latent prints to national fingerprint databases.
  • Develops, classifies and files latent fingerprints
  • Collects, preserves, logs and secures evidence; documents all handling of evidence and property; maintains activity logs and generates reports as needed
  • Receives property and evidence from law enforcement officers for testing and analysis
  • Assists with the identification of evidence at crime scenes
  • Processes photographic film and develops photographs
  • Provides in-service training of officers on collection of evidence at crime scenes
  • Prepares necessary documentation and evidence for court; transports evidence for court proceedings; may be required to testify in court
  • Assists in maintenance of crime laboratory and evidence processing equipment; orders supplies as needed, and maintains inventory of forensic supplies for Department
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required


Minimum Requirements:
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent, and two (2) year's technical experience in police identification methods, crime scene processing, and photography.
Special Requirements:
  • Possession of a valid Arizona Driver's License; specific technical training and certifications may be required.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of City policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of basic fingerprint classification and latent fingerprint development methods
  • Knowledge of rules for the collecting, preserving and securing of physical evidence
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of crime scene photography, and the operation of a variety of photographic equipment
  • Knowledge of chemicals, powders, solutions and equipment used in the development and analysis of latent fingerprints.
  • Knowledge of the principles of record keeping and records management
  • Skill in packaging and organizing numerous items of evidence in an orderly fashion for storage and retrieval
  • Skill in maintaining accurate evidence records and generating special and periodic reports
  • Skill in photography and development of film
  • Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of technical and imaging software
  • Skill in following and effectively communicating verbal and written instructions
Supplemental Information:
  • Physical Demands/Work Environment: Crime laboratory environment, and occasionally at a crime scene as needed.
  • The City does not hire at the top of the range. Candidate may start above the beginning of the range depending on qualifications.

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Posted: August 30, 2017

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