Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Supervisor

Atlanta Police Department, Atlanta, Georgia

Performs supervisory and administrative duties as well as processing crime scenes for the police department. Duties include, but are not limited to: supervising and training assigned personnel; approving the dissemination of criminal history records; reviewing evidence collected for quality and completeness; participating in identification and investigation work; testifying in court; compiling reports; and maintaining and updating records for proper documentation.

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Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Supervises assigned staff in processing crime scenes, collecting evidence, taking photographs and videos, collecting fingerprint evidence, and related duties.
  • Plans and prepares for scheduled appearance in court as an expert witness when required; schedules appointments with vendors/supplies.
  • Responds to questions, complaints and requests for information by telephone or in person from victims, medical and court personnel, attorneys, applicants, the general public, other agencies and employees, superiors, etc.
  • Develops and maintains a training program for new employees; may conduct fingerprinting and crime scene processing classes.
  • Shows best technique to accomplish tasks and provides technical assistance as needed.
  • Utilizes crime scene identification equipment including various still shot and video cameras, lights, fingerprint processing equipment, etc.
  • Uses fingerprint searcher and microfilming reader/printer.
  • Complete daily time sheet and activity reports, vehicle maintenance requests, purchase requisitions, crime scene and photography reports, evidence inventory form and various other forms and documents.
  • Maintains logs, statistics and technical information.
  • Prepares various weekly, monthly, quarterly and/or yearly reports.
  • Assists with timekeeping for unit.
  • Maintains time book for assigned personnel.
Decision Making
  • Directs and administers work assignments of subordinate personnel engaged in records dissemination, crime scene processing and fingerprinting activities within the Police department; reviews and approves personal leave, sick and vacation.
Leadership Provided
  • Supervises, directs and evaluates assigned staff, handling employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining and completing employee performance appraisals.
Supervision Received
  • Works under very general supervision. May work independently or with other department staff with responsibility for completion of assigned tasks.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Knowledge of modern police identification techniques, police photography, human relations and local law enforcement practices, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of proper methods of collecting, handling and processing evidence.
  • Skill in effectively communicating and interacting with supervisors, elected officials, employees, members of the general public and all other groups involved in the activities of the City.
  • Skill in managing time wisely.
  • Ability to work to achieve the highest level of cooperation and efficiency as possible with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and its officers.
  • Ability to assist clerical personnel in releasing of criminal history data to certain lawfully authorized officers and investigators.

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


Minimum Qualifications, Education and Experience
  • High school diploma or GED 3 years of experience as a Police Crime Scene Technician and supervisory experience required; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities.
Preferred Education & Experience
  • 3-5 years of experience as a Police Crime Scene Technician in a similar law enforcement environment preferred.
Licensures and Certifications
  • Position would be expected to have licensure or professional certifications appropriate to the position.
Essential Capabilities and Work Environment
  • Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job.

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Posted: December 12, 2023

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