Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Supervisor I

High Point Police Department, High Point, North Carolina

Salary: $50,498.24 - $68,538.08 Annually

Final Filing Date: November 1, 2019

Performs difficult technical and investigative police work supervising members of the Crime Scene Unit. Schedules, supervises and reviews the work of Crime Scene Technicians to ensure all appropriate evidence collection procedures and methods have been performed proficiently. Trains Crime Scene Unit personnel. Assigns tasks and functions of the Crime Scene Unit.

This position will not have a permanent set schedule. It will consist of evening and nighttime shift hours however they could vary day to day and week to week. The Crime Scene Supervisor will be given flexibility to build a 40 hour/week schedule based on several factors, to include: High Point Police Department's needs, calls for service, Crime Scene Technician oversight and task driven assignments. The schedule will be very fluid, on-call hours will apply, and adjustments can be made with little required notice upon approval of the Forensic Manager. This position allows for a significant amount of creativity and critical thinking in an effort to provide leadership to Crime Scene Technicians. Provides guidance concerning crime scene processing and evidence collection. Work frequently involves participating in the investigation of cases and directing the activities on crime scenes. This position will be a call answering, working supervisor. Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Forensic Manager. Supervision is exercised over Crime Scene Technicians.

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  • Coordinates the Crime Scene Unit daily activities and responsibilities.
  • Assigns, directs, supervises and reviews the work of the Crime Scene Technicians who are responsible for the collection and preservation of physical evidence and processing of crime scenes.
  • Maintains employee personnel records and completes performance appraisals of Crime Scene Technicians; provides feedback and guidance on employee performance; correct deficiencies of Crime Scene Technicians.
  • Assists in the implementation of goals and objectives.
  • Monitors schedules and methods for providing forensic services;
  • Implements procedures to improve efficiency of crime scene investigations.
  • Participates and provides staff training.
  • Reviews crime scene case notes, reports, photographs, evidence, and diagrams for accuracy and completeness in accordance with established procedures; provides advice and counsel as necessary.
  • Serves as shift supervisory liaison for the Crime Scene Unit with police officers, detectives, Patrol supervisors
  • Conducts periodic inspections of vehicles, work spaces, equipment, evidence lockers and evidentiary documentations.
  • Ensures that ongoing training requirements are met and required or preferred certifications are obtained by staff.
  • Provides trainings and keeps abreast of assigned staff training needs.
  • Makes requests of equipment/supplies needed to meet crime scene processing needs to the Forensic Manager
  • Stay abreast of trends, developments and legal opinions related to the fields of crime scene investigations.
  • Provides forensic expert advice to detectives and police officers.
  • Testify in court as an expert witness regarding crime scene processing/investigations and examination of evidence.
  • Understand and apply scientific concepts for forensic analysis of evidence in order to reach accurate conclusions of fact in criminal investigations
  • Ability to scan the crime scene, make decisions on evidence to be collected and direct subordinates in the collection of evidence before it is distorted or destroyed through the moving of objects, bodies, etc.


  • Formal Education: Minimum of bachelor's degree in forensic science, biology, chemistry, criminal justice, or closely related field from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of five years of experience in crime scene processing
  • Must be in good standing with your current agency with no written reprimands within the last year
  • Must be able to work crime scene where there is much graphic violence
  • Must have thorough knowledge of pertinent federal and state laws and municipal ordinances and rules and regulations of the department
  • Must have ability to assign, direct and supervise the work of subordinate personnel; to deal with the public courteously and firmly and to maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication and computer skills
  • Must have advanced knowledge of rules of evidence
  • Must have advanced knowledge of photography
  • Must be able to figure distance measurements for accurate crime scene sketches
  • Possess the ability to use all the issued equipment at the required level of proficiency
  • Must have advanced knowledge of methods and standards employed in forensic science
  • Because of the confidential and sensitive nature of the work required, successful completion of a polygraph and background investigation is required.
  • Valid North Carolina Driver's License. Driver's license issued by another state must be changed to a North Carolina driver's license within sixty (60) days of employment.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Certifications in Forensic Discipline.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with experience in a designated leadership/supervisory role within forensics
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have had leadership and/or training courses
  • Preference will be given to applicants with an established record of experience in successful training of new employees
  • English and Spanish Language skills.

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Posted: September 30, 2019

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