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Crime Scene Investigator

Durham Police Department, Durham, North Carolina

Salary: $42,452.80 - $65,332.80 Annually

Final Filing Date: August 3, 2020

Responsible for processing crime scenes, collecting and analyzing evidence and/or data, maintaining laboratory and other analyses tools; preparing reports; and providing expert testimony.

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  • Collects and processes crime-scene data, including examining fingerprints, performing chain-of-custody operations, taking and maintaining digital images, retrieving surveillance videos and data, and ensuring security of evidence or assigned storage areas.
  • Maintains weapon and other law-enforcement equipment inventories, as assigned; tests weapons and other equipment to ensure proper working condition; monitors inventory levels; and orders supplies.
  • Prepares and/or maintains reports, files, records, and other document; updates and maintains databases; prepares displays to present information in court or to higher-level staff; gathers and compiles information; and reviews work for accuracy and completeness.
  • Provides customer service in accordance with law enforcement protocols, policies and procedures; handles escalated inquiries; assists with information for investigations; and may conduct training as assigned.
  • Collecting, documenting, and preserving evidence at crime scenes.
  • Examining fingerprints, documenting findings, collecting and packaging evidence, taking and maintaining digital images.
  • Preparing displays and information for court and providing expert testimony.


  • Associate’s degree in forensics, biology, chemistry, criminal justice, or a related field
  • Two years of related experience in crime scene investigation, forensics, or related criminal justice work
  • Valid North Carolina Class C Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record.

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Posted: July 28, 2020

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