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Crime Scene Technician

Lawrenceville Police Department, Lawrenceville, Georgia

Salary: $45,178.38 - $55,045.47 per year

Final Filing Date: June 22, 2021

The beginning salary will fall within the pay range listed above, depending on qualifications.

This position is a civilian position, however, it may be filled by a POST certified Police Officer. This position performs technical duties in the processing of crime scenes. Furthermore, the position is responsible for evidence storage and security, testing of evidence, and any other function related to crime scene processing, evidence processing or storage and security.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Job Duties
  • Processes crime scenes; documents crime scenes utilizing digital photography, video recording, sketches, measurements, and searching and processing evidence.
  • Processes evidence for latent and patent fingerprints.
  • Processes biological evidence.
  • Packages and seals evidence.
  • Completes a variety of forms and reports.
  • Makes fingerprint comparisons.
  • Fingerprints victims and suspects.
  • Testifies in court.
  • Analyzes drug samples.
  • Maintains evidence / property room.
  • Track evidence using computer software to maintain chain of custody.
  • Responds to after-hours calls.
  • Attends required training.
  • Performs related duties.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
  • Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the Police Standards and Training Council for the State of Georgia.
  • POST certified Crime Scene Technician or POST certified Police Officer with the ability to obtain POST Crime Scene Technician certification.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge Required By The Position -
  • Knowledge of fingerprint analysis principles.
  • Knowledge of criminal investigation principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of crime scene processing and evidence collection methods.
  • Knowledge of evidence collection, retention and disposal requirements.
  • Knowledge of drug identification principles.
  • Skill in the use of digital photography and videography principles.
  • Skill in the use of computers and job-related software programs.
  • Skill in planning, organizing, analyzing, decision making, and problem solving.
  • Skill in the use of firearms and other standard and specialized equipment.
  • Skill in public relations.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
Physical Requirements
  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light and occasionally heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, distinguishes between shades of color, and utilizes the sense of smell.
  • The work is typically performed in an office. Laboratory, and outdoors, occasionally in inclement weather. The employee may be exposed to dust, dirt, grease, irritating chemicals, and contagious or infectious diseases. The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.
  • The work may be on an 8-hour, 10-hour, or 12-hour shift, with the requirement to have some on-call status.

Additional Information

  • he Sergeant assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
  • Guidelines include department policies and procedures, federal and state laws, court rules, and city ordinances. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.
  • The work consists of related technical duties. The unique nature of each case contributes to the complexity of the work.
  • The purpose of this position is to perform technical duties in the processing of crime scenes. Successful performance ensures the efficient and effective collection, preservation, and analysis of evidence.
  • Contacts are typically with department personnel, representatives of other law enforcement agencies, medical examiners, and members of the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, motivate persons, and settle matters.
  • None

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Posted: June 8, 2021

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