Employment Opportunity

Property & Evidence / Crime Scene Forensic Technician

Burleson Police Department, Burleson, Texas

Salary: Up to - $57,898.22 D.O.E.

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

This position is responsible for the accounting and security of all property found, recovered, confiscated or turned in to the police department for property and evidence. For the duties as a Crime Scene Forensic Technician, this position will be responsible for responding to crime scenes to locate, preserve, collect and analyze evidence to support the criminal investigation unit with criminal offenses and death scenes. The position will require knowledge on conducting crime scene searches, processing evidence, maintaining chain of custody and completing reports on the findings. This position will work closely with detectives and be responsible for testifying in court in regard to the evidence. This position encompasses both property and evidence as well as crime scene technician responsibilities.

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  • Properly process, log, and securely store evidence.
  • Prepare items for lab submissions.
  • Prepare and submit/upload various documents such as forms, reports, presentations, or other correspondence as assigned in accordance with established quality standards.
  • Documentation management such as electronic scanning/paper filing and record destruction in accordance with record retention requirements, faxing, mailing, and processing other varied department specific paperwork as assigned.
  • Responsible for the recognition, identification, documentation, and scientific collection of physical evidence pertinent to the investigation of criminal offenses.
  • Examines crime scenes to discover, preserve, collect, photograph, video, and identify physical evidence.
  • Collects trace evidence.
  • Prepares sketches and diagrams to include dimensions of the scene and to establish the location of evidence and relationships of all relevant data.
  • Prepares detailed reports and documentation for investigative use and court proceedings.
  • Prepares, proofreads, processes, and maintains a variety of written reports and records pertaining to lab processes and activities.
  • Advises law enforcement personnel at crime scenes to ensure continuity and preservation of evidence.
  • Appears in court as an expert witness as required.
  • Makes presumptive field tests of suspected illegal drugs to determine the type.
  • Assumes responsibility for crime scene investigation activities during an assigned shift and on an on-call basis.
  • Coordinates the evidence processing with local Forensics Laboratories. Contacts and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the investigation of crimes.
  • Provides technical and professional assistance upon request.
  • Performs other duties as appropriate or necessary for the performance of the job
  • Assist internal and external parties with property and evidence issues with a focus on efficient, effective customer service.
  • Correct disposition of property and evidence items including transporting and delivery to authorized locations, returning items to citizens, or destruction if no longer needed.
  • Maintain good housekeeping and organization of assigned work area. S Actively participate in meetings, conferences, and training. Other duties as assigned.
  • Regular scheduled attendance at the work site is required.


  • Associates Degree in Forensic Science or related field, accompanied by 2 years of field experience,
  • OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Science from an accredited university. 2 years of field experience is preferred but not required,
  • OR
  • 4 years of Experience accompanied by Certificates of Completion in certified programs for Forensic Investigations.

  • Possess a valid Driver's License
  • Available for on-call work schedule assignments that require working nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime as necessary, required.
  • Will need to obtain Forensic Investigator Certifications within 2 years of hiring as prescribed by the department
  • Prior experience in property and evidence management and control is preferred
  • Class “C” Texas Drivers License with good driving record.
  • Will need to obtain a basic certification in property and evidence within 2 years of hiring

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Posted: April 3, 2023

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