About Our Job
The Denver Crime Laboratory actively works to aid the Criminal Investigations Division in solving crime. The bureau employs a variety of highly trained personnel to assist in the investigation of criminal acts and make Denver a safer place to live.
The Denver Police Crime Scene Unit investigates criminal cases ranging from property crimes to crimes against persons within the City and County of Denver. Each year the unit responds to over four thousand crime scenes.
Job responsibilities include:
- The position may be working nights, weekends and holidays*
Identify, collect, preserve, and package biological evidence, friction ridge evidence, impression evidence, and other physical evidence according to established standards and existing standard operating procedures;
Provides support to crime scene investigations through blood spatter analysis, crime scene reconstruction analysis, ballistic and trajectory analysis and other specialized techniques that require detailed technical knowledge and training;
Documents crime scenes using various forensic techniques and processes including digital photography, digital video, laser scanning, and diagrams;
Attends autopsies at the Denver Office of Medical Examiner to photograph injuries and assist with the collection of physical evidence;
Prepares technical departmental reports;
Maintains proper chain of custody on evidence and proper packaging to preserve and prevent contamination;
Testifies in court regarding the details of involvement with crime scene processing;
Participates in structured training programs and assists with training of Crime Scene Investigator I’s;
Resolves problems encountered during daily operations;
Performs work following ISO 17025 standards, including standard operating procedures and quality assurance manual guidelines;
Performs other related duties as assigned by direct Supervisors;
Our ideal candidate will have:
3+ years' experience in a similar working environment (large agency)
Ability to shift work, which includes night shift, weekends and holidays
Ability to effectively deal with difficult scenes/situations
Flexibility in call rotation/change
Customer service mentality
Ability to deploy advanced crime scene processes with minimal supervision
We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
Baccalaureate Degree in Criminal Justice, Chemistry, Biology, or a related field.
Three years of experience in crime scene processing that includes the techniques generally used in crime scene documenting and any specialized techniques for advanced crime scene analysis.
Education & Experience Equivalency:
A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements.
About Everything Else
CE2826 Crime Scene Investigator II
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Pay Range $27.87 - $40.69
Denver Police Department
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