Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Technician

Naperville Police Department, Naperville, Illinois

Salary: $52,000.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

The City of Naperville's Police Department seeks a motivated, detail-oriented individual to perform technical processing of crime scenes, document such activity in written reports and testify in court. This full-time, civilian position has a rotating day-off schedule (regular work days will include weekends and holidays) and is subject to 24-hour call-out. The Crime Scene Technician will work an 8-hour, rotating schedule that includes day and afternoon shifts. This is a union position.

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The Crime Scene Technician will process crime scenes including:
  • Identifying, collecting, and preserving physical evidence;
  • Performing crime scene photography/videography;
  • Recovering latent prints and other physical evidence via the utilization of various chemicals, powders, light sources and casting materials, in the field or in a lab environment;
  • Evaluating latent prints and conduct comparisons of questioned prints to known standards;
  • Preparing accurate reports pertaining to evidence, property, and crime scene activities;
  • Testifying in court regarding the processing of crime scenes and latent print examination;
  • Providing educational opportunities by conducting training classes for police officers on crime scene awareness and providing related public safety education to community groups.


  • A Bachelor's degree in forensics or other police/science-related field and one year experience in the field OR an Associate's degree with three years' experience in the field is required.
  • Completion of Level One Certified Crime Scene Investigator through the International Association of Identification (IAI) is required within two years of employment.
  • Special consideration will be given to those applicants with law enforcement experience or experience in latent print examination.
  • All candidates must possess a valid Illinois Class D driver's license and will be required to successfully pass a polygraph test as well as a post-offer drug screen.
  • Top candidates will have skills in utilizing and maintaining related instrumentation, photography and video equipment and computers, and be knowledgeable in areas of crime scene processing, latent print examination and legal issues pertaining to crime scenes and physical evidence.
  • The ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with attorneys, police personnel, coroner's office, crime laboratory personnel, and the general public is required.

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Posted: August 7, 2019

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