Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Investigator II

Denver Police Department, Denver, Colorado

Salary: $57,969.60 - $84,635.20 Annually

Final Filing Date: August 11, 2018

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Identifies, collects, preserves, packages, and presents biological evidence, latent fingerprints, tire impressions, shoe impressions, tool marks, and other physical evidence, provides support to crime scene investigations through blood spatter analysis, crime scene reconstruction analysis, ballistic and trajectory analysis and other specialized techniques that require detailed technical knowledge and training;
  • Familiarity with the general operation of a variety of shotguns, rifles, handguns, knives, and other miscellaneous weapons;
  • Photographs/videotapes evidence at crime scenes;
  • Performs measurements of evidence at crime scenes using a variety of manual, electronic, and computerized measuring devices;
  • Conducts processing of evidence in the laboratory using special powders, chemical solutions, forensic light sources, and various camera lenses and filters in order to develop and preserve evidence;
  • Proficient use of general and specialized hand and power tools;
  • Attends autopsies to photograph/videotape injuries and collect additional evidence;
  • Writes departmental reports and supplements;
  • Documents evidence for submission to the Property Management Bureau for storage;
  • Maintains proper chain of custody on evidence and proper packaging to preserve and prevent contamination;
  • Testifies in court as a witness in connection to the scenes processed and evidence recovered and preserved;
  • Participates in structured training programs;
  • Inputs data or information into a terminal, PC, or other multi-media devices;
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turn-around times, streamline work processes, work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service;
  • Resolves problems encountered during daily operations;
  • Performs work following ISO 17025 standards, including standard operating procedures and quality assurance manual guidelines.
  • Individually handle 200-350 calls per year, not including the group calls
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by direct Supervisors;


Our ideal candidate will have:
  • 5+ years' experience in a similar working environment (large agency)
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to work night shift
  • Ability to work weekends and holidays
  • Ability to effectively deal with difficult scenes/situations
  • Flexibility in call rotation/change
  • Team mentality
  • Customer service mentality
  • Ability to deploy advanced crime scene process with minimal supervision
We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
  • Baccalaureate Degree in Criminal Justice, Chemistry, Biology, or a related field
  • AND
  • Three years of experience in crime scene processing that includes the techniques generally used in crime scene documenting and processing and any specialized techniques for advanced crime scene analysis.
  • A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements.

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Posted: August 1, 2018

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