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Police Identification and Records Officers
District Of Columbia

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Collect evidence at crime scene, classify and identify fingerprints, and photograph evidence for use in criminal and civil cases.

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Currently Employed: Not Available

Projected Annual Job Openings: Not Available

Typical Hourly Wage: $44.23 - $64.20

Typical Annual Salary: $92,000 - $133,600

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: Less than 5 years

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Maintain records of evidence and write and review reports.
  • Package, store and retrieve evidence.
  • Analyze and process evidence at crime scenes and in the laboratory, wearing protective equipment and using powders and chemicals.
  • Dust selected areas of crime scene and lift latent fingerprints, adhering to proper preservation procedures.
  • Submit evidence to supervisors, crime labs, or court officials for legal proceedings.
  • Photograph crime or accident scenes for evidence records.
  • Identify, compare, classify, and file fingerprints, using systems such as Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) or the Henry Classification System.
  • Look for trace evidence, such as fingerprints, hairs, fibers, or shoe impressions, using alternative light sources when necessary.
  • Testify in court and present evidence.
  • Process film and prints from crime or accident scenes.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Biological evidence collection kits
  • Camera lens
  • Lasers
  • Screwdrivers
  • Ultraviolet UV lamps

Technology:
  • Charting software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Office suite software
  • Word processing software

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