Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Technician / Crime Scene Investigator I and II

Coral Springs Police Department, Coral Springs, Florida

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience.

  • CRIME SCENE TECHNICIAN: $44,280 - $69,120
  • Associate's degree, experience and/or education in crime scene processing
  • CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATOR I: $51,840 - $79,920
  • 3 years certified through the International Association for Identification
  • CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATOR II: $61,560 - $93,960
  • 7 years certified through the International Association for Identification

Final Filing Date: August 12, 2019

Under general supervision, the purpose of the position is to perform highly responsible work in the crime scene: latent fingerprint processing, DNA collection, photography, sketching, measurements, collection of evidence, comparison of Ten-Print to Ten-Print fingerprints, verification of latent fingerprint identifications, AFIS entry, photo line-ups, utilizing Adobe Photoshop, firearms trajectory, blood stain pattern analysis, and court testimony. In addition, research of new technology, field training of new CST's and volunteers. Employees in this classification are accountable for proper management of all items, and adherence to all laws governing the handling of police evidence.

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  • Documents and collects evidence from crime scenes through photography, videography, and sketches with measurements, trajectory and blood spatter analysis, notes and written reports to assist in the investigation of crimes.
  • Processes evidence submitted through the Evidence Unit for photos, video analysis and latent fingerprints by using various powders and chemicals to assist in the identification of suspects.
  • Obtains elimination fingerprints from victims and suspects for latent fingerprint comparison. Evaluates the quality of latent fingerprints collected from scenes and evidence to determine if the latent fingerprints are of value for comparison.
  • Photographs victims and suspects to document injuries and physical conditions resulting from violent crimes.
  • Uses an Alternate Light Source to examine collected evidence for body fluid stains, trace evidence (hairs, fibers, etc.) and latent fingerprints. The Alternate Light Source is also used to photograph latent fingerprints with chemicals and fluorescent dyes.
  • Prepares evidence to send to the County, State, Federal and private Crime Laboratories for analysis.
  • Trains Crime Scene Technicians by preparing instruction manuals and teaching at monthly training sessions. (CST's take turns giving instructions on various aspects of crime scene investigations and other responsibilities of the Crime Scene Investigations Unit.
  • Trains new Crime Scene Technicians in all of the duties and responsibilities of the job.
  • Inventories and maintains the necessary equipment in the Crime Scene vans and lab.
  • Assists the Latent Fingerprint Examiner in submitting latent fingerprints to the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS).
  • Verifies latent fingerprint identifications made by the Latent Fingerprint Examiner.
  • Prepares photo line-ups to assist Detectives and Patrol Officers in their investigations.
  • Performs forensic video analysis of surveillance video to obtain visual images of suspects for possible identification of suspects, vehicles, etc.
  • Trains new officers during orientation, including latent fingerprint processing and submission, evidence submission, digital medial submission.
  • Takes public relations photographs at department ceremonies and events involving police personnel.
  • Provides support to department members for the following systems: booking, evidence management, digital management, and rapid ID.
  • Obtains DNA standards from victims and suspects for lab submission for evidentiary comparison.


Typical Qualifications
  • Associate's Degree in related field.
  • Responsible experience in a police/investigations administrative support capacity; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

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Posted: August 7, 2019

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