Employment Opportunity

Forensic Imaging Technician

Lakewood Police Department, Lakewood, Colorado

Salary: $23.87 - $36.55 Hourly

Final Filing Date: June 15, 2018

In a temporary capacity, works a scheduled 20-29 hour work week. Provides Forensic Digital Imaging and Analysis support to the Police Department in both a laboratory and field setting, collects and retrieves digital evidence of all forms, provides testimony in court as to their findings, and other duties as assigned.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Assists the Forensic Imaging Analyst with the imaging and the photography functions of the Crime Lab.
  • Assists the Forensic Computer Analyst in forensically preparing a computer for preview or other computer forensic triage procedures.
  • Photographs and videographs, with a variety of imaging equipment, evidence in the crime lab and on location at crime scenes.
  • Assists in the coordination and supports integration of imaging technology and systems in the department.
  • Responsible for response to crime scenes and other locations for the retrieval of digital surveillance recordings using a multitude of proprietary video surveillance systems.
  • Provides technical support for the network system within the imaging lab.
  • Assists the Forensic Imaging Analyst with various CSI/CSO photographic needs.
  • Conducts Cell Phone Examinations, including physical and logical retrievals, utilizing cell phone forensic examination tools, such as Cellebrite, as well as various digital evidence examination tools, such as Forensic Tool Kit (FTK) and EnCase.
  • Conducts digital evidence examinations of various and sundry digital evidence media, including but not limited to digital cameras, IPads, IPods, and a myriad of digital memory storage devices.
  • Archives electronic image files.
  • Maintain proficiency in the use of cell phone forensic examination tools.
  • Maintain proficiency in the use of forensic examination tools for various digital media devices.
  • Works directly with vendors and users of different surveillance video systems to allow for the download of video footage for evidence purposes.
  • Creating photo lineups.
  • Good working knowledge of the Image Database Archive.
  • Create lineups and extract images from the system databases for use by other area agencies.
  • Assisted with the completion of Imagery Analysis requests, including duplication of digital evidence sources for discovery and investigative purposes.
  • Assist and advise other agencies as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Must be able to interact with others in a positive manner.
  • Requires regular and prompt attendance.


  • Associate's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university in a technology related field is preferred;
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a technology related field is strongly preferred.
  • Digital imaging and or computer analysis work experience strongly preferred.
  • The technology related field of study and the technical work experience should have an emphasis on computer or digital imaging.
  • Knowledge and experience in all areas of digital imaging, including mobile forensic tools and computer forensics is preferred.
  • Experience in Windows systems, as well as Adobe Photoshop and Premiere is preferred.
  • Driver's license and good driving record required.
Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Thoroughness, accuracy, and familiarity with investigative procedures.
  • General working knowledge and experience using a computer and word processing software (Microsoft Word is preferred).
  • Proficiency in Windows based applications such as Word, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Color Management and Image Analysis software, etc.
  • Knowledge of computer file storage media.
  • Working knowledge of computer networking with ability to troubleshoot the imaging network systems.
  • Must demonstrate good judgment, a high level of professional credibility and the ability to work under pressure.
  • A team player, as well as the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Ability to deal with irate persons and the criminal element in the immediate work environment.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Must be able to drive to crime scenes, suppliers and service providers and other locations as required.
  • Must be able to successfully complete a polygraph examination, oral board interview, psychological examinations, hair follicle drug screen, credit check and background investigation.
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish-speaking) is a desired qualification.


Lifting and Carrying
  • Must be able to lift/move and/or carry equipment weighing up to 50 pounds from one location to another, both in the workplace and in the field. This includes heavy computer equipment and field response kits. Assistance provided, if necessary.
Body Positions
  • Work is performed primarily in the Crime Lab. Walking, moving and long periods of standing are also required. Requires manual dexterity to handle photographic equipment, especially in the field. Some bending, stooping, and kneeling in order to take photographs. Position requires the ability to input large amounts of data using repetitive motion on a consistent daily basis.
  • Must be able to hear telephone and other audible signals from equipment and sounds from surrounding environment in the office and in the field.
  • Visual acuity correctable to 20/40. Must be able to differentiate between colors and shades of color; have depth perception and no progressive eye disease.


  • Basic math required for calculating proper photographic light levels (inverse square law, etc.)
  • Employee must be able to remember policies, procedures, and criminal laws applicable to position and remember complex procedures and computer-user identification and passwords required for assisting individuals to troubleshoot computer problems over the telephone.
Language Ability
  • Must be able to communicate complex data, both verbally and in writing, during training and to support imaging system users when they encounter technical problems. Using only verbal communication while in telephone contact, must be able to explain and "walk" other individuals through complex procedures.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions, identify and evaluate computer problems from information provided by others. Directs others to resolve computer problems and to conduct complex procedures, such as importing images to create single export for photographic reproduction.
  • Work is performed indoors; however, occasional trips to outdoor locations may be necessary.
  • Incumbent travels outside of the office on a frequent basis transporting evidence and interacting with businesses.
  • Unpleasant subject matter (e.g., autopsies, injuries, and child pornographic images), weapons, moderate noise and the criminal element may be encountered, as well as unpleasant fumes or odors. Work includes a high degree of accuracy and the potentially costly consequence of error.
  • Telephone
  • Various types of digital cameras
  • Cell phone and digital media forensic examination tools (i.e. Cellbrite, FTK, EnCase)
  • Studio and portable lighting equipment
  • Scanner
  • Computers and other office equipment
  • City or personal automobile
  • Flat bed and film scanners
  • Digital image duplicating devices (CD/DVD/Blu-ray, etc.)
  • Digital video cameras

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Posted: June 6, 2018

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