Employment Opportunity

Evidence Manager

Killeen Police Department, Killeen, Texas

Salary: $53,324.13 Annually

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

The Evidence Manager oversees and is responsible for the daily operations of the evidence unit and provides evidence control and lab processing results for departmental use in prosecutorial and internal investigations, as well as representing the department with evidence/processing lab matters for outside agencies.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Employee has direct supervisory responsibilities for four (4) employees.
Essential Duties
  • May be called upon to manage and operate a crime scene team at major crime scenes.
  • Functions as liaison between the Police Department and other agencies with regard to evidentiary matters.
  • Manages all evidence and processing matters involving other departments and attorneys.
  • Oversees daily evidence collection, marking, storage and record keeping, to include maintaining off site storage locations.
  • Oversees the complete evidence management system to include; disposal, transfer to other agencies, accountability, preparing and receiving from lab, moving and relocating evidence, and disposal of evidence.
  • Conducts daily and semi-annual inspections of the evidence unit.
  • Oversees the Purge file in the computer and Property Disposition Records (PDR) cards, the maintenance of the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Fingerprint (ATF) files and the processing station.
  • Processes crime scenes with latent processing, using dusting powders and chemicals to process for latent prints, then photographs the latent prints.
  • Utilizes the A.F.I.X. tracker fingerprint computer and makes finger print identifications.
  • Prepares court testimony and testifies in various courts.
  • Must be able give expert advice to police personnel on latent prints, types of processing to be applied, processing crime scenes, and proper labs to be used.
  • Writes lesson plans and conducts training for department personnel.
  • Secures and transports evidence utilizing city vehicle.


Required Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in law enforcement, forensic sciences, or related field; and
  • One (1) year of practical application in an evidence lab, or
  • Four (4) years of experience in evidence processing, crime scene processing, and latent processing and identification, can be substituted for a degree; or
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Completion of the Basic and Intermediate Identification schools is preferred.
  • Completion of the Advanced Latent Print School preferred.
  • Two (2) years of supervisory experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, File Maker Pro programs;
  • Working knowledge of computers;
  • Ability to learn the applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers, government officials and supervisors;
  • Ability to carry out assigned projects to their completion;
  • Ability to maintain confidential information;
  • Working knowledge of various camera and video equipment;
  • Working knowledge of fingerprint comparison programs;
  • Working knowledge of fingerprint developing chemicals;
  • Must be able to access NCIC/TCIC files.
  • Must pass a thorough background investigation and complete a polygraph examination.
  • Must have a valid driver's license by date of hire.
  • Must obtain and maintain a Texas Driver's License within 60 days of hire.
  • Personal computer, including word processing software, A.F.I.X. Tracker computer, photography equipment, fuming tanks, latent processing chemicals, latent comparison machines.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or operate objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and taste or smell. The employee must periodically lift and/or move more than 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, normal color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee works mostly indoors. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderately noisy. On occasion the employee must work outdoors at remote locations and crime scenes. This could involve bad weather conditions, to include hot, cold, or rain conditions. This may include biohazard conditions where protective clothing or equipment is required.

Do you have the Education Required? See available on-line and campus-based degree programs now!

How to apply: Apply online

“I would like to unsubscribe from the Job Alert Emails. I found a job as a Crime Scene Technician through crime-scene-investigator.net!” —Brittney Click to receive job posting alerts

Posted: October 7, 2021

Search for Jobs

NOTE: The crime-scene-investigator.net is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions in employment notices on this web site. Often, employers change final filing dates, change duties and/or requirements, or close employment openings without notice. If you are interested in a job posted on this site be sure to contact the employer to see if changes in the filing date or job announcement have been made. Employers can also provide more information about open positions that does not appear in the announcements on these pages.