Employment Opportunity

Video Evidence Technician

Chesapeake Police Department, Chesapeake, Virginia

Salary: $38,006 – $49,408 starting salary (depending on qualifications and experience)

Final Filing Date: June 11, 2023

This position is responsible for the handling and production of requests from the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, City Attorney’s office, Courts and private attorneys for audio/video recordings from the police department.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Job Description
  • Maintains video and audio evidence files: primarily tasked with researching, locating, reviewing, redacting, and coping videos to required media formats in compliance with established regulations. Information is released upon request.
  • Prepares recorded evidence information for use, presents to others, and testifies about evidence in court. May be requested or subpoenaed to testify in criminal, civil and administrative proceedings.
  • Monitors and researches laws, rules, procedures, and emerging technologies to develop and recommend improved policy, methodologies and procedures for collection and information development.
  • Maintains knowledge base of current laws and policies to help minimize liability on the City of Chesapeake and Police Department.
  • Conducts administrative functions such as recording statistical information, compiling reports, performing specialized studies, coordinating with other agencies or the public, and maintaining logs and forms.
  • Will execute policies and procedures for record retention and destruction in accordance with Library of Virginia, City of Chesapeake and Chesapeake Police Department.
  • Responds to Freedom of information Act [FOIA] requests, Motion for Discovery requests, and Subpoena Duces Tecums.
  • Conducts expunging of video evidence in accordance with expungement orders.
  • Attends in-service training and technical or professional classes, seminars, or conferences to improve technical or professional skills.
  • Maintains video editing equipment and troubleshoots problems to determine solutions.
  • May be asked to perform other duties as assigned.

 Earn a Degree in Crime Scene Investigation, Forensic Science, Computer Forensics or Forensic Psychology

Required Qualifications

  • Requires high school diploma or GED and any combination of education and experience equivalent to satisfactory completion of one year of college education in forensic science or a closely related field.
  • In addition to satisfying the vocational/education standards, this class requires a minimum of one year of related, full-time equivalent experience.
  • Requires a valid driver’s license and a driving record that is in compliance with the City Driving Standards.
  • Employees may be expected to work hours in excess of their normally scheduled hours in response to short-term department needs and/or City-wide emergencies.
  • Emergency operations support work and work locations may be outside of normal job duties.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous experience working with confidential records or in a law enforcement setting.
  • VCIN/NCIC certification required within 6 mos of employment.

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Posted: May 25, 2023

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