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Senior Crime Scene Technician

Bedford Police Department, Bedford, Texas

Salary: $48,180.70 - $68,620.45 Annually

Under the direction of the Criminal Investigations Division Sergeant and/or Lieutenant, is responsible for the identification of individual's fingerprints and their possible comparison to others; collection and processing of crime scene evidence. Directs and conducts training for personnel assigned as Crime Scene Investigators.

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  • Collects, processes, compares, and classifies fingerprints. Assists in the identification of suspects and unidentified victims. On request completes comparisons of latent prints previously filed as evidence in unsolved cases. Work is completed without unreasonable delay and with minimal error.
  • Responds to major crime scenes and supervises the collection, processing, and preserving of evidence in a manner that avoids misclassification or contamination of evidence, and is performed in accordance with department procedures.
  • Is proficient in the operation, care, and maintenance of chemicals, processing agents, equipment, tools, fingerprint classification equipment; photography equipment; video/digital imaging technology; and other multi-media software and equipment. Forwards relevant data and/or information to the appropriate investigator and/or agency
  • Prepares reports on crime scene search, identification and latent prints processing in a timely manner and forwards same to supervisors and appropriate investigators and/or agencies. Maintains and ensures accuracy of monthly statistics log for the Crime Scene Unit.
  • Is knowledgeable and proficient in the use of computers and computer software designed to produce computer-generated composite sketches. Works with investigators and victims and/or witnesses to produce composite suspect sketches.
  • Works on-call status as scheduled and responds after hours as needed. Testifies in court when required.
  • Creates training materials for department personnel using standard and digital imaging equipment and conducts related training. Occasionally conducts community education presentations to organizations, schools, or at events
  • Verifies work and identification made by Crime Scene Technician I. Responsible for the maintenance and replenishment of all supplies associated with the Crime Scene Unit.
  • May perform other assignments and special projects as required.
  • Regular and timely attendance is required as well as the ability to get along with others in a professional and cordial manner.
  • Working in cooperation with the Criminal Investigations Division Sergeant and Lieutenant, provides direction to all other department personnel who assume Crime Scene Technician responsibilities, either on a full-time basis or as an additional duty assignment.
  • This position is responsible for the ordering of supplies, reviewing reports, and coordinates training for those personnel tasked with performing crime scene related duties.


  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conforms to prescribed style and format.
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge of the use and application of computer software relevant to this position; fingerprint classification; latent fingerprint development; basic and crime scene photography; blood spatter interpretation and; basic biology/anatomy.
  • Must have advance skill in crime scene investigation.
  • Associate's or two year degree from an accredited University/College or Technical school; plus two (2) years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Preferred: Bachelors or four-year degree from an accredited University/College or Technical school; or four (4) years related experience.
  • Valid Texas Driver’s License.
  • Must be a certificated AFIS Operator.
  • Completion of a minimum two-hundred forty (240) hours of department approved crime scene related courses. All courses must be recognized/approved by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Federal Bureau of Investigations, TCLEOSE or other similar State Agency (POST), and or other department approved agency.

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Posted: April 8, 2021

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