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Crime Scene / Evidence Specialist

Golden Police Department, Golden, Colorado

Salary: $50,200.00 - $72,800.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: January 19, 2020

This position, under the direction of the Support Services Captain, provides crime scene processing and evidence collection. Conducts forensic examination of evidence recovered from crime scenes including fingerprints, photographs, and other physical evidence. Oversees daily operations in evidence room and lab area. Maintains registration and department records pertaining to sex offenders. Secures, stores and disposes of seized evidence and property according to federal, state and department procedures.

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  • Takes photographs at crime scenes, traffic accidents, and other police related incidents, using a variety of photographic equipment. Maintains files of photographic evidence, and crime scenes.
  • Locates, develops, photographs, and lifts latent fingerprints at crime scenes and from evidence collected and brought to the police department for chemical processing.
  • Takes inked fingerprints of individuals for comparison, elimination, and identity verification and submits to county or state crime lab for analysis.
  • Prepares court exhibits using a variety of photographic equipment, for cases involving criminal activities.
  • Gives "expert" testimony in court on matters pertaining to evidence handling and crime scene investigation techniques and processes.
  • Ensures crime scene, office and photographic equipment are in good working order and work areas and crime scene vehicle are kept clean.
  • Maintains sex offender registration files and completes sex offender registrations as needed. Maintains communication with other agencies as to sex offender de-registration and address changes.
  • Responsible for security and integrity of evidence room and evidence lab. Ensures that departmental policies and procedures are adhered to in all aspects of the daily operation of the evidence room/lab area. Follows strict departmental procedures on evidence storage and disposition. Preserves the critical chain of custody.
  • Receives, sorts and secures all property delivered to the Golden Police Department Evidence room. Responsible for verifying evidence reports against property and tracking system entries. Logs and researches lost and stolen property to determine ownership, and releases such property to rightful owner.
  • Determines appropriate and lawful disposition of property. Releases property to police officers, lawful property owners, court system, or other law enforcement agencies. Compiles and maintains accurate records of all property transfers, releases, and decisions made.
  • Provides technical and specialized support to department. Explains evidence collection procedures to officers, general public, and other agencies as needed.
  • Conducts periodic audits of property inventory.
  • Manages records of all transactions entered in to evidence and compiles data for statistical computation.
  • Provides weekly inked fingerprinting services to citizens for job applications, and takes inked fingerprints from crime victims for elimination purposes.
  • Subject to call out after regularly scheduled shift on an as needed basis.
  • Performs other related duties and specialized assignments as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Criminalistics or related field, and two years experience in Crime Scene / Evidence or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Valid driver's License with good driving record.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

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Posted: January 7, 2020

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