Employment Opportunity

Crime Technician

Dallas Police Department, Dallas, Texas

Salary: starting salary range $39,731.63 - $45,148.34 Annually

Final Filing Date: March 23, 2023

The Crime Technician conducts investigations, collects, processes and preserves evidence involved in a crime investigation and administers breath alcohol tests to determine whether a person is intoxicated.

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Essential Functions
  • Administers the breath alcohol test to determine whether a person is intoxicated, assists with blood draws, and gathers other evidentiary samples; operates video equipment to video persons arrested for driving while intoxicated for court purposes.
  • Receives and processes information from the Crime Stoppers Hot Line according to established guidelines and procedures; completes criminal history checks and performs other crime research and investigation; intakes evidence and other pertinent property from officers, citizens, and other parties.
  • Fingerprints applicants, suspects, and victims; classifies and processes fingerprint cards; interprets and inputs fingerprint card information into the AFIS database computer files according to guidelines.
  • Collects, processes, and preserves physical evidence involved in a property crime; administers presumptive field testing for drug abuse and ensures all kits and testing equipment is available.
  • Responds to telephone inquiries in order to provide information pertaining to Police procedures; assists detectives/police officers in using city and county computers to access information.
  • Distributes arrest reports and all release change to magistrate and judge for approval.
  • Appears in county court for testimony related to the trials.
  • Manages, maintains, and purges inventory of evidence and items per relative codes, regulations, and standards; prepares items for final disposition ensures documentation and accurate management.
  • Performs any and all other work as needed or assigned.

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  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Three (3) years of law enforcement or investigative support experience with a municipal, county, state, or federal regulatory agency.
  • An Associate degree in a criminal justice, criminology, forensic science, social science, or physical science field plus one (1) year of the required experience will meet the education and experience requirements.
  • A Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a non-specified field plus one (1) year of the required experience will meet the education and experience requirements.
  • A Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a criminal justice, criminology, forensic science, social science, or physical science field will meet the education and experience requirements.
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record.
  • Must pass extensive background investigation.
  • Must pass polygraph and drug screening.
  • No FELONY convictions
  • No CLASS A or B MISDEMEANOR convictions.
  • No FAMILY VIOLENCE convictions.
  • Cannot currently be on deferred adjudication for any FELONY, CLASS A or B Misdemeanor.
  • Availability to work varying shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Some positions are subject to twenty-four/seven (24/7) emergency call-out.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Basic PC skills.
  • Ability to lift up to fifty (50) pounds.
Supplemental Information
  • Knowledge of evidence and property management and inventory procedures.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws regarding evidence and crime data management.
  • Knowledge police testing procedures and fingerprinting.
  • Knowledge of warehousing practices and procedures.
  • Ability to administer alcohol testing and other related tests.
  • Ability to create records of all property within the guidelines established by State law and department rules and Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to accurately enter data on a computer.
  • Ability to operated radio and computer terminal.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships

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