Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Analyst

Dallas Police Department, Dallas, Texas

Salary: $41,490.00 - $60,086.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: February 27, 2021

Collects, preserves, processes and/or handles evidence at/from crime scene to assist sworn officers in apprehension and prosecution of crimes.

The salary listed on the job posting is the starting salary range; amount offered will depend upon qualifications.

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  • Searches for, collects, and preserves physical evidence of crime scenes; interviews victims and witnesses; takes casts and impressions.
  • Prepares advanced forensic graphics, photographs, diagrams, charts, sketches, drawings and fingerprint photographs to document crime scenes, give court presentations, develops investigative tools and training aids ensuring accuracy and completeness.
  • Collects, preserves and safely packages evidence; transports evidence/property to storage location, crime lab, and/or criminal court for trial; prepares bio-hazardous evidence for storage and/or processing.
  • Recovers, unloads and impounds firearms, ensures adherence to standard safety procedures, performs gun shot residue swabbing; and does bucal swabbing.
  • Evaluates a crime scene utilizing disciplines related to crime scene investigation.
  • Testifies in court as expert witness on crime scene evidence.
  • Performs latent fingerprint searches. Locates, develops, or enhances latent prints using physical, chemical, optical and/or other techniques to recover, preserve, analyze and interpret latent impressions, and submits fingerprint comparisons to make positive identification to determine identity.
  • Regular, reliable and punctual attendance is an essential function of the job.


  • Associate's degree in a criminology, criminalistics, forensic science, life science, or physical science field.
  • Two (2) years of experience general law enforcement or police support experience with a municipal, county, state or federal regulatory agency.
  • AND
  • One (1) year of experience in a crime lab or crime unit with responsibility for analysis involving evidence collection/preservation, interviewing and record keeping/documentation.
  • High school diploma or GED plus six (6) years of the specified experience plus one (1) year of the stated crime lab/unit will meet the education and experience requirements.
  • Associate's degree in any field plus (4) years of the specified experience plus one (1) year of the stated crime lab/unit will meet the education and experience requirements.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a specified field plus one (1) year of the stated crime lab/unit experience will meet the education and experience requirements.
  • Crime Scene Investigator Certification issued by International Association for Identification (IAI) plus two (2) years of the general law enforcement/police support experience will meet the education and experience requirements.
  • Crime Scene Analyst certification, Crime Scene Reconstructionist certification or Senior Crime Scene Analyst certification issued by IAI will meet the education and experience requirements.
  • Valid driver's license with good driving record.
  • No FELONY or class A misdemeanor convictions.
  • Must pass intensive background check.
  • Availability for varying shifts, nights/weekends/holidays.
  • Subject to twenty-four/seven (24/7) call-out.
  • Working conditions include exposure to bio-hazardous material(s), inclement weather and confined spaces.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to lift up to fifty (50) pounds.

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Posted: February 15, 2021

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