Employment Opportunity

Fingerprint Technician

Denver Police Department, Denver, Colorado

Salary: $39,291.20 - $57,366.40 Annually

Final Filing Date: November 10, 2017

Denver Police Department is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Fingerprint Technician. This position is responsible for the ID process of the public to include prisoners and suspects. The Fingerprint Technician will do fingerprint comparisons, review previous records, criminal justice files to make positive identification. This position is in direct contact with inmates, and suspect offenders. We are seeking a detail oriented, research minded individual that is comfortable with the correctional system, and inmates. Sensitivity to strict confidentiality and personal privacy is imperative in order to be successful. A willingness to serve a diverse customer base is key. Must be willing to work any shift; day/night, weekends and holidays. This position requires heavy database research duties. The successful candidates will be computer literate, comfortable with a variety of software use, and have an ability to learn quickly on computer systems.

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  • Identifies and classifies fingerprint impressions.
  • Processes arrest booking information from the Downtown Detention Center to determine arrestee identification and add or drop charges. This process uses multiple systems and requires attention to detail and the ability to learn and use specialized law enforcement software.
  • Responds to citizen's requests regarding the release of criminal history records in accordance with city, state, and federal guidelines.
  • Classifies and identifies fingerprints using the Henry Classification System.
  • Searches and examines files of existing fingerprint cards and identifies fingerprints.
  • Applies inked fingerprint impressions on approved cards at the request of citizens, parolees, and/or police officers in order to print and process sex offenders, juveniles, and/or suspects in custody.
  • Responds to requests from the courts for prints in addition to testifying in court upon receiving a subpoena.
  • Some positions may instruct a course in Fingerprint identification.


The ideal candidate will have:
  • Experience identifying and classifying fingerprint impressions
  • Experience responding to citizen's requests regarding the release of criminal history.
  • Classifying and identifying fingerprints using the Henry Classification System
We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
  • Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate.
  • One year of experience classifying and identifying fingerprints OR two years of experience with complex investigative work involving claims, fraud or identity issues.

The Denver Police Department is a 24-hour operation. This position will require you to work on one of three shift rotations during training. Once training is completed, you will be assigned to a particular shift. You must be available to work various shift schedules, which includes evenings, nights, weekends and some holidays. Shift assignments are voted by seniority.

Licensure and/or Certification:
  • This position will require the successful completion of Denver Police Department's Fingerprint Identification class within the 6 month probationary period.

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: November 1, 2017

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