Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene/Evidence Technician

Salina Police Department, Salina, Kansas

Starting pay: $19.93-20.93 per hour DOQ

Under general supervision; this civilian position is responsible for identifying, collecting, and preserving evidence at major crime scenes using special equipment and highly skilled photographic and evidence gathering techniques. Also provides property and evidence control. Work requires the exercise of initiative and independent judgment in implementing work methods within prescribed standards and procedures.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Processes crime scenes as directed, uses special equipment and evidence-gathering techniques; photographs crime scenes to record the appearance of evidence; identifies, collects, and secures physical evidence including blood, body fluids, hair, fibers, and firearms for laboratory testing and use as evidence in criminal prosecutions.
  • Searches for and develops latent prints at crime scenes; photographs and fingerprints suspects and victims (including deceased individuals); compares fingerprint records to learn persons’ identities attends autopsies to take photos and collect evidence.
  • Produces castings of footprints, tire tracks, and other impressions; arranges safe storage of seized, abandoned or disabled property to secure pending proper disposition.
  • Types a variety of data into a computerized database for permanent storage and retrieval; inventories evidence and property; testifies in civil and criminal court proceedings to provide evidence; compiles and files a variety of memos, reports and records.
  • Self-initiates work on priority tasks identified by supervisory personnel.
  • Performs overtime as needed and other duties as assigned.
  • Assist in the processing of crime scenes and the identification, preservation and collection of evidence. (Daily)
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, officials and the public. (Daily)
  • Receive, identify, secure, store and release evidence and other property in accordance with department directives and legal requirements. (Daily)
  • Effectively maintain security of the Property/Evidence room. (Daily)
  • Maintain and apply knowledge of current department policies, procedures, rules, instruction, laws, regulations and police literature. (Daily)
  • Maintain and exhibit discretion and integrity at all times when handling confidential information. (Daily)
  • Testify in court. (Daily)

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


  • High school diploma or G.E.D.; Bachelor’s degree in Forensic Science, Chemistry, Biology, Anthropology, Criminal Justice, or related field preferred.
  • One (1) year related experience and/or training related crime scene investigation; comparable work experience may include medical lab technician; nursing; infection & disease control; quality control; high school teaching assistant in math, science, sociology; security guard; para-legal; museum curator; rehabilitation counselor; research assistant; pharmaceutical staff.
  • Must live within 40-minutes response time; must possess a valid Kansas driver’s license.
Work Type:
  • Medium, exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • This position may work varied hours including nights, holidays, weekends; subject to routine call-outs.

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Posted: January 11, 2024

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