Police Identification & Records Officers


Collect evidence at crime scene, classify and identify fingerprints, and photograph evidence for use in criminal and civil cases.
Also called: Crime Scene Investigator, Crime Scene Technician, Criminalist, Forensic Specialist

Knowledge:

    Safety and Government
  • law and government
  • public safety and security
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • order or arrange things
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Initiative
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology:

    Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
  • Microsoft Visio
    Data base user interface and query software
  • DataWorks Plus Digital CrimeScene
  • Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System IAFIS
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    associate's degree
    bachelor's degree
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