A Crime Scene Investigator plays a critical role in solving the mystery that often surrounds a crime. By bringing life to the silent witness, physical evidence, a Crime Scene Investigator's ability to collect and process evidence can determine not only a suspect, but help successfully prosecute this criminal.
Crime Scene Investigation is not always as it is portrayed on television, but it is a challenging, technical and ever changing career.
Crime Scene Investigator Job Description and Employment Information
- Combine Science, Technology, and expertise to analyze/investigate all property crime types, violent and complex crime scenes in a systematic and legal manner with the goal of the identification, documentation, collection, and preservation of physical evidence.
- Perform specialized types of crime scene processing and be able to use a wide range of tools, technology, and electronic equipment in the field to aid with proper evidence documentation, retrieval, collection, and preservation.
- Document the scene, location and condition of evidence by means of notes, sketches, measurements and photography. Prepare a written report detailing the scene, evidence, and other observations made.
- Work with the Medical Examiner’s Office and other agencies as needed, or independently at scenes and major disasters.
- Testify in court and assist the District Attorney's Office with case preparation.
- Have experience with modern office technology.
- Four year degree in biology, chemistry, forensic science or criminal justice.
- Crime scene investigations, prior experience with medical examiner's office.
- All successful applicants will undergo interviews, a background check, drug testing and a polygraph examination.