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Forensic Crime Scene Supervisor

Virginia Beach Police Department, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Salary: $48,443.20 - $71,011.20 per year

Final Filing Date: December 15, 2019

The Virginia Beach Police Department’s Forensic Unit is the largest unit within the Detective Bureau, employing twenty civilian and ancillary employees in the crime scene investigation and latent examination sections. The unit responds to approximately 5000 crime scenes annually, including vehicle accidents, fires, property crimes and violent crimes.

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The Forensic Specialist Supervisor
  • Serves as first line supervisor for technicians and specialists performing work in the recognition, collection, documentation, preservation and processing of physical evidence associated with criminal activity under investigation;
  • Manages major crime scene;
  • Directs technicians and specialists in the performance of their duties;
  • Reviews and approves summary reports;
  • Conducts training as an instructor for in-service programs or other events.
  • As a working supervisor, individual may perform tasks associated with the forensic technician/specialist level, including providing court testimony, and may fill in for the Forensic Unit Supervisor, as necessary.
Shift Requirements:
  • Unit employees work shifts including nights, weekends and holidays. Shift bids are accepted every three months from employees and shift assignments are made based on seniority and the operational needs of the department, with consideration to the employee's bid request. In other words, employees are assigned to the same regular work schedule for three month intervals.
  • Supervisors are subject to call out on a designated schedule (monthly rotation).


  • Requires any combination of education (above the high school level) and/or experience equivalent to six (6) years in fields utilizing the required knowledge, skills and abilities and associated with such positions as evidence technician or related position; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Must have, or obtain, a current and valid Virginia or North Carolina driver’s license in accordance with Virginia or North Caroline DMV driver’s license eligibility requirements.
  • Successful completion of a police background investigation, including polygraph exam.
  • High level of technical competency in crime scene processing and management, experience providing court testimony, continued interest in staying current in the field and effectiveness in training/mentoring others.
  • Experience conducting training and serving in a team lead role desirable.
  • Recognition by the courts as an expert in a specialized area (e.g. ballistics, blood splatter, etc.) is desirable.
  • Must be able to work shifts (days/evenings/midnights) including weekends and holidays and be available to work overtime when required to meet operational needs.
  • This position requires incumbents to wear and maintain appropriate personal protective equipment such as, but not limited to, safety glasses, gloves, or other designated safety attire and equipment in designated areas of risk.

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Posted: December 2, 2019

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