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Crime Scene Technician

Bedford Police Department, Bedford, Texas

Salary: $23.18 - $28.98 per hour

Under the direction of Crime Scene Tech II and supervised by a sergeant or lieutenant , this position is responsible for the identification of individual's fingerprints and their possible comparison to others; collection and processing of crime scene evidence; carries out these tasks by performing the following duties.

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  • Collects, processes, compares, and classifies fingerprints. Assists in the identification of suspects and unidentified victims. On request completes comparisons of latent prints previously filed as evidence in unsolved cases. Work is completed without unreasonable delay and with minimal error.
  • Responds to major crime scenes and supervises the collection, processing, and preserving of evidence in a manner that avoids misclassification or contamination of evidence, and is performed in accordance with department procedures.
  • Is proficient in the operation, care, and maintenance of chemicals, processing agents, equipment, tools, fingerprint classification equipment; photography equipment; video/digital imaging technology; and other multi-media software and equipment. Forwards relevant data and/or information to the appropriate investigator and/or agency
  • Prepares reports on crime scene search, identification and latent prints processing in a timely manner and forwards same to supervisors and appropriate investigators and/or agencies. Maintains and ensures accuracy of monthly statistics log for the Crime Scene Unit.
  • Is knowledgeable and proficient in the use of computers and computer software designed to produce computer-generated composite sketches. Works with investigators and victims and/or witnesses to produce composite suspect sketches.
  • Works on-call status as scheduled and responds after hours as needed. Testifies in court when required.
  • Occasionally conducts community education presentations to organizations, schools, or at events.
  • May perform other assignments and special projects as required.
  • Regular and timely attendance is required as well as the ability to get along with others in a professional and cordial manner.

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


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • High school diploma / GED required; Associate's or two year degree from an accredited University/College or Technical school; and/or two (2) year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conforms to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License. Must be a minimum of 20 years of age.
  • Preferred: Basic to Advanced Fingerprint Classification training.
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge of or demonstrate the ability to learn the use and application of computer software relevant to this position; fingerprint classification; latent fingerprint development; basic and crime scene photography and; basic biology/anatomy. Keyboarding speed of 30wpm.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, climb or balance, and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, and risk of radiation. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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Posted: February 9, 2024

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