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Crime Scene Technician

Carrollton Police Department, Carrollton, Texas

Salary: $24.32 per hour

Responsible for the documentation, analysis, and preservation of evidence and crime scene information to assist in solving crimes; collects, packages, transports evidence found at crime scenes; analysis and comparison of latent fingerprint impressions; forensic preservation and analysis of electronic device evidence; assists with management of property and evidence operations.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Investigates crime scenes onsite by documenting and collecting evidence, preserving and packaging evidence according to established standards.
  • Analyze, process, and document crime scenes using various forensic techniques and processes including photography, digital video, measurements, and diagrams.
  • Processes evidence by performing laboratory tests, analyses, classifications, comparisons, and identifications of all types of evidence from crime scenes.
  • Lifts and identifies latent prints; prepares, submits, and conducts searches using Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) to identify suspects in criminal cases.
  • Mixes and uses chemicals to process evidence and uses alternate light sources to locate latent prints, biological fluids, and other trace evidence.
  • Completes lab reports and case supplement reports through case management.
  • Testifies in court to present physical and photographic evidence collected.
  • Provides training classes to sworn and non-sworn personnel.
  • Responds to crime scenes and emergency situations during regular work hours, evenings, and after routine hours.
  • Successfully complete required forensic training program and obtain required certifications.
  • Assist the Property and Evidence Unit in maintaining care, custody, and control of all evidence.
  • Transport evidence to and from labs.
  • Ensure maintenance of processing lab and adherence to established standards and procedures.
  • Ensure crime scene vehicles are properly maintained and adequate supplies for processing and preservation of evidence.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Ability to work independently or with a team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally, in writing, and with a police radio.
  • Ability to work night or weekend shifts as required.
  • Able to grasp, handle, feel and type.
  • Ability to use hand tools or power tools to perform job functions
  • Ability to work with mathematical operations, methods, and functions.

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


  • Graduation from an accredited university with a Bachelor’s Degree in forensic science or related field.
  • One (1) year of crime scene investigator experience;
  • IAI certification as a Certified Latent Print Examiner
  • Texas Forensic Science Academy, IAI or equivalent certification as a Crime Scene Investigator
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to lift heavy items (up to 50 pounds), stand, walk, speak clearly, listen attentively, and occasionally speak/hear over the sound of traffic.
  • Frequent reaching, sitting, standing, climbing, talking, seeing, and hearing.
  • Work is performed in various, possibly hostile, environments and weather conditions.
  • Direct contact with citizens, police personnel, city personnel, and outside agencies.
  • Proficient in the use of technology including computer workstations and forensic investigative equipment.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen
  • Must pass a Polygraph and Psychological Exam
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical exam
  • Must pass a criminal history check
  • Must pass forensic aptitude and ability testing
  • Must pass a motor vehicle records checks and be insurable to drive city vehicles
    • Three (3) or more moving violations in the last three (3) years.
    • Three (3) or more preventable accidents in the last two (2) years.
    • Two (2) chargeable vehicle accidents within the past two (2) years,
    • Or any combination of three (3) or more of moving violations or preventable City accidents within the last three years.
  • Must possess a valid Texas driver’s license

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Posted: March 6, 2024

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