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Forensic Identification Examiner - Latent Prints

Baltimore County Police Department, Towson, Maryland

Salary: $50.00 Hourly

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Under general supervision, examines, analyzes and identifies latent prints in support of police investigations, and prepares and gives expert testimony in court.

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  • Compares known finger, palm, and foot prints with latent print impressions to determine identity for use in police investigations.
  • Follows established procedures for maintaining chain of custody.
  • Testifies in court proceedings as an expert in latent print analysis.
  • Prepares charts, photographs, and other materials for court presentations. Maintains reference files of latent prints of value in outstanding cases.
  • Participates in both internal and external proficiency test.
  • Obtains prints from deceased persons.
  • Classifies fingerprint cards.
  • Searches manual and automated fingerprint files.
  • Gives lectures and presentations to police recruits, community and school groups, and other interested parties.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Certification by the International Association for Identification in latent print identification
  • OR
  • Possession of a high school diploma or an appropriate equivalent
  • Plus
  • completion of advanced technical or college level coursework or training equivalent to the F.B.I.'s advanced latent fingerprint techniques training, and at least two years' work experience performing casework in latent fingerprint examinations.
  • Additional experience in a law enforcement analysis of department methods, policies, systems, procedures and techniques may be substituted on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of four years for the required education.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Work experience performing casework in latent fingerprint examinations.

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: November 20, 2017

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