Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Investigator

Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Salary: $67,854.17 - $101,781.26 Annually

Final Filing Date: Continuous

The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) is currently seeking a Crime Scene Investigator to join their team in the Forensic Science Laboratory. The HCSO Forensic Science Laboratory is an internationally-accredited laboratory that offers a multitude of forensic services to agencies throughout the county. Crime Scene Investigators are responsible for the processing of crime scenes throughout Hennepin County as well as performing patrol functions. A scientific background is not required.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


In this position, you will:
  • Locate, collect, preserve, and process evidence.
  • Photograph crime and accident scenes.
  • Measure, sketch, and complete diagrams of crime scenes.
  • Package evidence for transportation to forensic laboratory facility.
  • Locate, develop, and recover latent fingerprints.
  • Perform specialized functions including bloodstain pattern analysis, shooting reconstruction/trajectory analysis, and forensic mapping.
  • Testify in court and present and explain photographs, charts, and exhibits.
  • Educate law enforcement agencies in crime scene management.


Need to have:
  • One year of experience as a licensed Peace Officer.
  • A Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) license as a Peace Officer.
  • A valid driver's license and the ability to obtain a Hennepin County driver's permit.
  • Availability to work different shifts including days, evenings, overnights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Availability for emergency callback 24 hours a day.
Nice to have:
  • Critical thinking skills, attention to detail, and the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

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How to apply: Apply online

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Posted: October 4, 2023

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