Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Investigator

Allen Police Department, Allen, Texas

Salary: $26.42 - $38.31 Hourly

Final Filing Date: June 19, 2023

The purpose of this position is to identify, collect and preserve evidence to assist in solving criminal investigations. This is accomplished by processing crime scenes and fingerprint evidence. Other duties may include testifying in court, providing educational opportunities and departmental support and interfacing with other City employees and citizens. This position does not provide direction to other employees.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Essential Functions - This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The following examples do not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent.
  • Processes crime scenes by taking photographs, dusting for fingerprints, collecting, preserving and logging physical evidence, completing crime scene and evidence reports, and packaging and inventorying evidence.
  • Identifying latent prints by conducting searches on latent prints utilizing the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) and the FBI's Integrated Automated Identification System (IAFIS).
  • Processes evidence by performing presumptive laboratory tests, analyses, classifications, comparisons, and identifications of all types of physical evidence from crime scenes and completes and distributes lab reports for each request received.
  • Testifies in court by consulting with court personnel concerning testimony, responding to requests for specific evidentiary information and testifying under oath on crime scenes processed for specific cases.
  • Provides educational opportunities by conducting training classes for police officers on crime scenes, teaching classes at police academies and providing public safety education at public schools.
  • Provides departmental support by maintaining files and records, preparing detailed reports to ensure proper chain of custody, and assisting other organizations and agencies that do not have crime scene investigative units.

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


Education & Experience - Work requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
  • Bachelor's Degree in forensic science, crime scene investigation or related field plus the completion of Basic 40 hour Crime Scene Investigations training course through TEEX or similar agency with a basic understanding of latent prints.
Certification and Other Requirements
  • Valid Class C Driver's License
  • Intermediate Latent Print Status, or the ability to obtain within twelve (12) months of hire
Special Requirements
  • Must be able to pass required pre-employment screenings, CJIS and fingerprint check, and have the ability to comply with state and federal requirements for Criminal Justice Information Security standards.
Work Schedule
  • Position requires on-call rotation schedule.
Overall Physical Strength Demands
  • Medium - Exerting 20-50 lbs. occasionally, 10-25 lbs. frequently, or up to 10 lbs. constantly. Tasks involve regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderate physical demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, standing, and walking.

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Posted: May 20, 2023

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