Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Tech/Evidence Custodian

Wildwood Police Department, Wildwood, Florida

Salary: $44,000.00 - $46,000.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: June 10, 2022

The Crime Scene Tech/Evidence Custodian is a non-sworn position at the City of Wildwood Police Department.

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Examples of Duties
  • Receives and collects evidence from other law enforcement personnel
  • Responds to call-out situations to assist, organize, package and take custody of evidence from search warrants and other crime scenes as required.
  • Preserves evidence for storage by ensuring proper packaging, labeling, and appropriate storage controls.
  • Documents chain of custody, condition, storage locations and enters data in the department evidence records management system.
  • Prepares evidence for analysis by initiating the required laboratory documentation forms and transports evidence to and from FDLE.
  • Examines evidence for proper identifications, packaging, bio-hazardous properties labeling, integrity and proper disposal requirement.
  • Responsible for ensuring evidence and property seized by the department is properly handled, secured, stored and readily retrievable, that the chain of custody is maintained and that any changes in its custody have been properly and fully documented.
  • Handles inventory of physical evidence not contained in hermetically sealed receptacles and therefore creates a high potential for exposure to biological or chemical hazard contamination that may have carcinogenic or potentially health-damaging properties.
  • Exposed to chemicals, firearms, narcotics, bio-hazardous materials (such as air/blood borne pathogens, bodily excretions, contagious diseases, such as HIV, Tuberculosis, MRSA, Hepatitis and molds) in field, security vaults/lockers, or warehouse environment.
  • Receives property from other law enforcement officers and civilians.
  • Conducts periodic inventory of firearms, drugs, currency and general property.
  • Audits evidence for procedural compliance.
  • Testifies in court hearings about duties and responsibilities, remains available for call-outs to assist with the collection of evidence.
  • Responds to and processes various crime scenes by searching for, documenting the location of, collecting, preserving, analyzing, packaging, and preparing for presentation in court evidence such as paint, glass, printer matter, paper, ink, fabric, dust, dirt, combustible gases, hair, skin, blood, bones, human organs, human tissue, semen, urine, feces, saliva, vaginal secretions, narcotics, firearms, and related materials, fingerprints, shoe/tire track impressions, and currency.
  • Performs a variety of analytical examinations, such as processing the crime scene and related evidence using chemicals, powders, light source enhancement or other methods.
  • Completes photograph referrals, photographs, and prints of dead persons at the morgue.
  • Duties also involve the collection, examination, preservations, documentation, preparation, and analysis of human tissues or fluids or physical evidence having potential biological or chemical contamination, and uses chemicals, processes, or materials that may have carcinogenic or health-damaging properties in the analysis of such evidence.
  • Prepares reports and presentations of findings, methods, and techniques used to support conclusions, prepares court exhibits/reports and testifies in court when required. Takes measurements of crime scenes and processes and reconstructs crime scenes to include trajectory analysis, blood-stain pattern analysis, and diagramming the scene.
  • Takes and maintains chain-of-custody of evidence/property; submits evidence to the Evidence Section, Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and other appropriate laboratories for further examination and analysis.
  • Acts as a liaison between crime laboratories, investigators, prosecutors, and defense attorneys; confers with experts in relevant specialties as needed; remains available for call-out to crime scenes in order.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

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Typical Qualifications
  • Associate degree (A.A. or A.S.) from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, Chemistry, Biology, or related field;
  • One (1) year related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record;

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Posted: May 5, 2022

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