Employment Opportunity

Latent Print Examiner

Shreveport Police Department, Shreveport, Louisiana

Salary: $44,138.64 per year

Final Filing Date: May 7, 2021

The Latent Print Examiner role is responsible for the processing, cataloguing, examination, review, and identification of fingerprints in support of criminal investigations and related law enforcement efforts. This role requires the Latent Print Examiner to have received and maintained an International Association for Identification (IAI) certification as a Certified Latent Print Examiner. Additionally, this role requires the Latent Print Examiner to work in-office and on a rotating on-call basis; and to be skilled in photography, report writing, use of AFIS and IAFIS programs and equipment; and in communicating effectively with law enforcement officers, investigators, and laboratory scientists. Further, this role demands: an exceptional level of attention to detail, maintenance of case files, handling of sensitive and/or classified information, performing expert court testimony, and exercise professional integrity and ethicality.

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Under the supervision of a Police Lieutenant (or designee), the position’s duties and responsibilities include:
  • Being comfortable working with law enforcement officers, investigators, administrators, laboratory scientists, and related professionals
  • Handling sensitive and/or classified information pertaining to criminals, victims, and associated investigations
  • Providing expert courtroom testimony
  • Working in an on-call capacity; on a rotating schedule
  • Cataloguing of fingerprints and associated case files
  • Collecting fingerprints for persons, to be examined for identification purposes
  • Transferring items of evidence to forensic laboratories
  • Collecting and storing digital evidence
  • Maintaining the proper care and use of high-value forensic tools and equipment
  • Using scientific techniques to process items of evidence for forensic investigative purposes
  • Composing detailed reports
  • Training others in best practices and techniques for collecting fingerprints from various locations and under varying conditions
  • Maintaining annual training credits and requirements necessary to maintain IAI certification as a certified Latent Print Examiner
  • Process, collect and preserve fingerprints from items of evidence


  • High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution.
  • Candidates with an Associate’s degree in forensics or related criminal justice filed are preferred
  • International Association for Identification (IAI) certification as Certified Latent Print Examiner
  • Experience in digital photography, with ability to produce quality images in various extreme lighting conditions (direct sunlight, low light, rain, etc.)
  • Experience in using computer-aided diagramming tools to produce two-dimensional diagrams and/or images
  • Ability to prepare detailed written reports; and to provide courtroom testimony with exceptional public and professional communication skills
  • Valid state driver’s license
  • Candidates with forensic and/or law enforcement experience are highly preferred
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS - Candidates should be able to:
  • Safely lift 40lbs without assistance
  • Be able to stand, stoop and squat for extended periods of time
  • Be flexible enough to reach, stoop and crawl as a crime scene dictates to search for and recover evidence
  • Be able to safely climb a ladder or stairs and not possess a fear of heights and confined spaces
  • Office work with occasional field work

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Posted: May 3, 2021

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