CAREER

Police Identification and Records Officers

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$86,940

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+1.1% (little or no change)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent

Career

What Police Identification and Records Officers Do

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

Other Job Titles Police Identification and Records Officers May Have

Crime Scene Evidence Technician, Crime Scene Investigator, Crime Scene Technician, Criminalist, Field Identification Specialist, Forensic Specialist, Identification Officer, Identification Technician, Latent Fingerprint Examiner, Latent Print Examiner

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Maintain records of evidence and write and review reports.
  • Package, store and retrieve evidence.
  • Submit evidence to supervisors, crime labs, or court officials for legal proceedings.
  • Testify in court and present evidence.
  • Analyze and process evidence at crime scenes, during autopsies, or in the laboratory, wearing protective equipment and using powders and chemicals.

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