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Crime Scene Supervisor

Fort Myers Police Department, Fort Myers, Florida

Salary: $38,022.40 - $58,905.60 Annually

Final Filing Date: December 12, 2017

Under direction of a designated supervisor, have a well-founded knowledge of and be able to perform the duties of Crime Scene Technician. Supervise the Crime Scene Unit day-to-day operations and the personnel assigned to the Unit. This position is responsible for performing duties and supervising personnel who perform duties that involve the collection, examination, preservation and documentation of evidence. Also the examination of evidence for latent prints or biological materials possibly using chemical processes. Scheduling, instructing, planning while maintaining industry standards, assigning personnel and conducting evaluations. Must be able to testify in court as an expert in all fields of supervision.

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the City's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

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  • Supervises assigned personnel through the chain of command. Supervisory duties include but are not limited to scheduling, instructing, assigning and planning, reviewing, maintaining standards, coordinating activities, allocating personnel, acting on employee problems, disciplinary action, promotions, transfers, and recommending discipline or discharge.
  • Evaluates assigned personnel for efficiency and effectiveness and provides technical support and guidance in their work activities; recommends and provides training and development.
  • Conduct annual and other required evaluations to assess employee's performance and plan performance improvement strategies.
  • Maintains personnel records. Review/approve time sheets and/or leave requests.
  • Coordinate investigation efforts between detective division and patrol division with the Crime Scene Unit.
  • Perform duties as a Crime Scene Technician including, documenting the scene through photography, notes and sketches. Detect and collect evidence, preserve and package evidence, biological and non-biological, with maintaining chain of custody and insuring integrity of the evidence and scene.
  • Prepares and reviews crime scene reports and completed work assignments ensuring all in accordance with policy and procedures.
  • Process crime scenes and evidence for latent prints; Analyzes, classifies, and identifies fingerprints and palm prints.
  • Oversees and maintains the Automated Fingerprint Identification System or AFIX database.
  • Provides expert testimony, to include depositions, trial hearings, case trials and preparing court exhibits as well as testify in court as an expert in all fields of supervision.
  • Attending and participate in departmental meetings as directed and inform superiors of progress and actions taken in cases being worked.
  • Coordinates trainings for officers, detectives, interns, and civilian programs.
  • Orders forensic/crime scene supplies for the police department and monitors the Crime Scene Units budget.
  • Drive motor vehicle.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor degree in Forensic Science or equivalent field of study.*
  • Five (5) years' experience processing crime scenes and evidence, latent print examination or related work, certified latent print examiner preferred, or an equivalent combination of education, experience, and/or training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Knowledge in modern forensic electronic equipment, (AFIS, AFIX, Live Scan)
  • Completion of formal courses in advanced fingerprint analysis and identification from the International Association for Identification (IAI) preferred, but not required.
  • Knowledge in Supervisory practices and techniques.
  • Able to operate necessary equipment, including personal computer, digital camera, metal detector, copier and other standard office equipment; good writing composition and public speaking experience.
  • Must possess a valid Florida Driver's License with an acceptable driving record.
  • Operate a motor vehicle.
  • Ability to provide 24/7 support and service when necessary. On call and standby assignments will be required.
  • Must submit to a complete background investigation including fingerprint check, polygraph, and psychological evaluation and found to be of good moral character.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with the public, and remain calm under stressful and non-stressful conditions.
  • Must be able to convey verbal information in a clear, concise and intelligent manner.
  • Written communications must be accurate, concise, legible and timely.
  • Must have the ability to handle multiple tasks and rapidly changing priorities while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Must exercise good judgment.
  • Must be able to operate necessary equipment including but not limited to personal computer, radio systems, multi-line telephone system, copier, facsimile machine, and other standard office equipment.
    *Accredited college or university is one that meets the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Education Reimbursement Requirement per CJSTC Rule 11-B-14.002(6)(b), F.A.C.
Supplemental Information
  • Tasks involve sitting for long periods of time; driving; climbing and descending steps; standing; walking; kneeling, bending, crouching, crawling, reaching, pushing, pulling and performing other physical requirements commensurate with demands of position. Manual dexterity to operate equipment in the performance of duties; drive a motor vehicle. Must have good vision (corrective lenses acceptable); must have good hearing (hearing aids acceptable); must be able to speak (express or exchange of information by means of spoken words). Must be able to lift and/or move 50 pounds.
  • Ability to perform strenuous work in varying and adverse weather conditions.
  • May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals or pathogenic substances.
  • Contact with internal and external customers, vendors and the general public.
  • Required to work hours other than the regular schedule including nights, weekends, holidays and during emergencies.

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Posted: November 29, 2017

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