Police Investigation Technician

City of Anaheim, CA - Anaheim, CA2.8


Are you interested in a civilian law enforcement career helping to keep Anaheim safe? Do you have proven analytical and technical investigative experience? The City of Anaheim is accepting applications for a Police Investigation Technician who will perform complex and specialized investigative liaison duties involved in the enforcement of municipal, state, and federal criminal laws in support of the Police Department's investigative functions.

To learn more about the Anaheim Police Department, visit http://anaheim.net/171/Police-Department.
Essential Functions
Investigate check frauds, property crimes, domestic violence, indecent exposure, obscene and threatening phone calls, bomb threats, prowlers, certain sex offenses, certain crimes against persons, vehicle collisions, risk management, gang-related crimes, narcotics or vice violations and other offenses.
Interview suspects, victims and witnesses; compile photographic line-ups and show them to victims and witnesses.
Run record checks and investigate the criminal background of suspects.
Conduct investigations of individuals, businesses and corporations applying for ABC, bingo, adult entertainment and similar permits.
Identify, preserve, collect and package all types of evidence. In certain instances will dust for latent prints, photograph evidence, take measurements, and draw diagrams and sketches. Coordinate the scientific analysis with the crime lab. Perform forensic reconstruction of collisions, including conducting speed and distance studies.
Inspect vehicles for mechanical defects.
Arrange for emergency taps or line traces with the phone company.
Prepare comprehensive reports including case documents and materials for submission to the district attorney for prosecution. Review cases with the District Attorney's Office; contact judges for arrest warrants and file warrants with the court clerk. Make arrangements for surrender of suspects wanted on warrants. Coordinate the arrest of suspects by sworn officers.
Enter data into department computer systems for analysis and record keeping.
Coordinate activities with other city departments and serve as a liaison with outside agencies.
Serve subpoenas and testify in court.
Train other police personnel in investigative techniques.
Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
Journey-level experience performing investigative field work, preferably in a law enforcement environment. Experience interviewing victims, witnesses or suspects and processing crime scenes is also required. Must be 21 years of age by date of appointment.
Knowledge of departmental rules, regulations, policies and procedures relevant to criminal investigations; criminal and vehicle code and legal aspects of civilian public safety work; the criminal justice process from suspicion to conviction; research, data and evidence collection techniques as they pertain to criminal investigations.
The ability to effectively obtain relevant case information through interviews, research and data collection; write thorough and accurate reports; prepare cases for filing and provide clear and concise testimony in court; effectively analyze situations and make sound, practical decisions; collect and transport evidence within legal and departmental standards; maintain a professional demeanor; maintain confidentiality; operate a personal computer, teletype and other departmental systems; and establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including witnesses, victims, prosecutors, district attorney staff, co-workers and the general public.
Possession of a valid California Driver's License by date of appointment.
Previous experience with gang investigation programs as well as assisting law enforcement professionals in identifying and tracking gangs, gang members and gang crime, is highly desirable.
Previous experience utilizing social media to identify and prevent criminal activity is highly desirable.
NOTE: This position requires the ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays as assigned.
Supplemental Information

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

The deadline for the first review of applications is on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2018 at 5:00 PM. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applicants that apply after the first review are not guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment. This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review date.

The following background documents are required and must be completed and brought to the oral interview.

Personal History Statement (PHS)

Background Investigation Questionnaire (BIQ)

Required Documents

The selection process includes, but is not limited to, an oral interview, background investigation, polygraph examination, and a medical examination, which includes drug/alcohol screening.

The interview with the background investigator and completion of the background investigation will include, but is not limited to, verification and evaluation of any present and/or past use of drugs, driving and employment history.

Please review the following common disqualifiers. If any items listed pertain to you, you will be automatically disqualified in the background investigation. You may, at this time, want to screen yourself and withdraw prior to starting the recruitment process.
Any illegal use, sales, or possession of a drug classified as an opiate (heroin, opium, etc.) or PCP.
Any use of cocaine, methamphetamine, hallucinogens (GHB, MDMA/ecstasy, ketamine, etc.) within five years of date of application.
Any illegal use of anabolic steroids within three years of date of application.
A pattern or history of irresponsibility as evidenced by debt collections, civil judgments, failure to pay, late payments, etc.
Two or more at-fault traffic collisions within three years of the date of application.
Conviction of a hit-and run offense.
Any driver's license suspension within five years of date of application.
Conviction of a felony crime.
Conviction of any misdemeanor crime within five years of application.
Any conviction as an adult, of any misdemeanor crime involving domestic violence, sexual-related offenses or crimes against children.
Any conviction as an adult, of a theft or larceny crime.

The following may result in disqualification:
Use of cocaine, methamphetamine, hallucinogens (GHB, MDMA/ecstasy, ketamine, etc.) previous to five years of application.
Prior marijuana use.
Prior nitrous oxide use.
Illegal use of anabolic steroids previous to three years of application.
Illegal use of a hypodermic needle/ syringe.
A bankruptcy within the past three years of date of application.
More than one moving violation in the past 12 months, and/or three or more moving citations within the past three years, and/or five or more moving citations within the past five years of date of application.
Candidates must be specific and complete in describing their qualifications for this position. Stating "See Resume" is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application. Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration.

The City of Anaheim uses E-Verify and new employees must provide documentation to establish both work authorization and identity.

Communication regarding your application and/or status will be sent to the email address listed on your application. Please check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process.