Manages the day to day activities of the Evidence Processing Unit in accordance with department policies and procedures. Performs a variety of complex forensic and technical work including analyzing and identifying evidence obtained from a crime scene.
Identifies and analyzes evidence obtained from a crime scene; reports conclusions.
Presents expert testimony in courts.
Plans and implements programs essential to the ongoing operational efficiency of the Unit.
Attends conferences/meetings and maintains membership in professional organizations to keep abreast of advances and trends in the forensics field.
Provides instruction to police staff relating to forensic identification.
Uses photography equipment to process crime scenes and evidence.
Enters fingerprint data into Department fingerprint database for comparison and analysis.
Documents and oversees destruction or release of evidentiary items.
Coordinates with other Law Enforcement agencies in evidentiary matters.
Operates a personal computer and associated equipment and procedures to maintain records and prepare reports.
Disposes of all evidence at the completion of legal proceedings.
Perform other duties as assigned.
May serve as a member of various employee committees.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Two-years college degree in Criminal Justice or a closely related field; or
Two years experience in evidence collection and preservation; or
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Employee must have a valid Texas driver's license by date of hire.
Employee must successfully complete a background check and polygraph testing.
City of Killeen, TX - 17 months ago