Employment Opportunity

NIBIN Technician

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Indianapolis, Indiana

Salary: $32,119.00 - $40,836.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: July 28, 2021

Position is responsible for providing support to IMPD by handling evidence transportation; researching case reports for needed forensics on firearms; communicating with detectives about forensic needs on firearms; data entry into iRequest; coordination with Property Room staff on movement and storage of firearms and firearm evidence; entry of items into National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN); performance checks of instruments / equipment; biological waste management and request for analysis triage using applicable computer databases. Also acts as a liaison with other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, as well as the Marion County Forensic Services Agency.

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Position Responsibilities - This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities that management may deem necessary.
  • Researches case reports on firearms turned into the IMPD Property Room. Determines need for forensic work such as latent prints or DNA recovery by coordinating with assigned detectives.
  • Ensures firearm boxes are properly sealed and marked.
  • Physically moves firearms and spent cartridge casings to Marion County Forensic Services Agency (I-MCFSA) for NIBIN entry when appropriate. Returns firearms and spent cartridge casings to IMPD Property Room after NIBIN entry.
  • Physically moves firearms through processing (E-Trace, stolen check, etc.) within the IMPD Property Room.
  • Enters evidence/test shot items into the NIBIN database.
  • Responsible for maintaining the NIBIN equipment and supplies required for continues operation. Assisting in the preparation, calibration and maintenance of the equipment.
  • Communicate with vendors and other agencies related to the operations and maintenance of the NIBIN equipment.
  • Responsible for ensuring that laboratory evidentiary control policies and procedures are followed to include data entry into LIMS.
  • Acts as an Evidence Coordinator / Carrier by receiving, controlling, issuing and releasing all sealed physical evidence ensuring proper security and distribution within IMPD and I-MCFSA, as it pertains to NIBIN/Firearms evidence.
  • Ensures the proper handling and packaging of individual items of evidence, while following appropriate safety protocols, quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) methodologies.
  • Serves as a liaison between IMPD and I-MCFSA as well as other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to ensure that forensic support is provided, through electronic communications, telephone correspondence and personal meetings.
  • Ensures unloaded condition of firearms upon entry into the laboratory.
  • Request for analysis triage plan for forensic analysis, through the use of; IMPD Property Room software, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) case management system and other criminal justice agencies.
  • Provides testimony in court proceedings regarding the chain-of-custody of firearms and shell casings from the IMPD Property Room to and from the crime lab (I-MCFSA). Preparation for testimony also includes pre-trial meetings with prosecution/defense and depositions.


  • Baccalaureate degree in Biology, Chemistry, or Forensic Science is preferred. A degree in Criminal Justice, with science courses, will be considered. Five (5) years' experience in crime scene processing, working with firearms, or law enforcement experience with graduation from a state law enforcement academy may be used as a degree equivalent. Must successfully complete training programs through IMPD/ATF Achilles Unit and associated NIBIN vendors related to forensic support duties. Must have the physical ability to handle firearms and fired evidence. Possess the ability to learn and employ safe handling techniques for biologically contaminated evidence, practice safe chemical hygiene, and handle firearms safely.
  • Incumbent must be willing and capable of completing external training as it relates to the position. Possess the ability to maintain proficiency through annual proficiency testing. Must be able to attend ongoing training, to include seminars, conferences and meetings to incorporate new developments into laboratory casework. Must be able to establish and set priorities according to time sensitive information in order to have continued success in this position. Must be able to communicate effectively in oral, verbal, and written formats. Must have the ability/knowledge to testify in court related to the activities completed. Must have the ability to accurately document items of evidence received and the processes used for forensic analysis.
Independent Judgment
  • Established ordinances, policies, and procedures often guide actions. Independent judgment is regularly utilized when there are no available policies and procedures. Independent judgment is required to act as an advocate on behalf of the City and make decisions regarding the City's requests at hearings. Errors in judgment may cause inconsistencies and inconveniences as well as regulatory, budgetary and legal issues. Seeks appropriate guidance from the Program Manager- Nuisance Abatement and/or Administrator-Nuisance Abatement as needed.

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Posted: July 9, 2021

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