Police Identification & Records Officers
Also called: Crime Scene Investigator, Crime Scene Technician, Criminalist, Forensic Specialist
What they do:Collect evidence at crime scene, classify and identify fingerprints, and photograph evidence for use in criminal and civil cases.
On the job, you would:
- 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.
Safety and Government
- law and government
- public safety and security
Arts and Humanities
- English language
- customer service
- administrative services
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
- 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
- see hidden patterns
- quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
- pay attention to something without being distracted
People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Attention to Detail
- Stress Tolerance
You might use software like this on the job:
Graphics or photo imaging software
Data base user interface and query software
- DataWorks Plus Digital CrimeScene
- Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System IAFIS