Employment Opportunity

Latent Print / Crime Scene Technician

Waco Police Department, Waco, Texas

Salary: $16.79 per hour minimum

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Part time position

Under basic supervision, processes evidence for latent prints and other trace evidence for the Waco Police Department (WPD).

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Processes and preserves crime scene and accident scene evidence to aid in criminal and civil prosecutions; takes legal custody of fingerprints and other trace evidence; makes physical and automated (AFIS) fingerprint comparisons; prepares evidence for court presentations; takes fingerprints from suspects and public and processes as needed; assists other WPD Officers and Technicians as requested.
  • Processes, secures and maintains the inventory of WPD evidence and preserves the legal chain of custody in compliance with state laws, City policies and WPD quality standards; documents handling of evidence; maintains activity logs and generates reports.
  • Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of workrelated issues and City information.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned.
  • May be required to respond afterhours, including holidays and weekends, in the event of a departmental or City-wide emergency.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.
  • Driving is essential.


  • City policies and procedures.
  • Policies, rules and regulations governing the management of property and evidence records.
  • Principles and practices of confidential records management and file maintenance.
Skill in:
  • Latent fingerprint recovery, processing, classification, analysis and comparisons.
  • Processing and organizing numerous items of evidence in an orderly fashion for storage and retrieval.
  • Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software and entering information with speed and accuracy.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, or a related field is required.
  • One year of experience in crime scene processing, latent print development and fingerprint comparison is required.
  • Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.

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Posted: August 15, 2020

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